Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle: Hours, Address, Blackbutt Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Blackbutt Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Playgrounds
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Breathtaking wildlife exhibits, variety of flora and fauna, extensive range of nature trails and free entry makes for a great day at Blackbutt Reserve. An extensive boardwalk is featured throughout the wildlife exhibit providing easy pram and wheelchair access and viewing platforms. Guided tours and private animal encounters available (bookings essential). Our Kiosk provides tea/coffee, cold drinks and australiana souvenirs. Daily feeding times: 10.30am Wombat feast 10.45am Bird brunch 1.30pm Nocturnal nourish 2.00pm Koala dining Wildlife exhibits open 10am to 4.30pm daily. Closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and before 1pm Anzac Day. Picnic facilities open 7am to 7pm daily. Weekend reptile show held at 11am, tickets available at the Kiosk.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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nikaus21
Newcastle, Australia91 contributions
Beautiful escape
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Blackbutt reserve is great, u can go for a relaxing bushwalk, only like 7km from the Newcastle cbd. Love the tranquility and all the animal sounds. Plus there's an animal reserve for kids on the carnley ave side of the park. Good place to recharge the batteries...
Written 3 August 2021
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stevenbenson87
Edgeworth, Australia23 contributions
Excellent
Nov. 2020 • Friends
Lovely place to visit lots of animals good for bbqs highly recommended nice bush walks lots to see and do will definitely be back
Written 7 July 2021
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Emily M
7 contributions
Family Fun!
May 2021
A wonderful day out for the family. Kids loved the playpark and we enjoyed looking at the animals followed by a lovely bush walk.

Parking is pricey and it's not easy to park elsewhere and walk as it's off of the main road with no footpath. Can get very busy. Popular party location.
Written 7 June 2021
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Brittany Cox
Lemon Tree Passage, Australia13 contributions
Beautiful place
Apr. 2021 • Family
We took our toddler here as a last minuet decision. She loves animals so we thought why not. It was such a beautiful walk around. The animals were soooo cute. We done the whole thing in just over an hour. Next time we go back, we will pack a picnic.
Written 26 May 2021
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Nate M
75 contributions
A true gem in Newcastle
Apr. 2021
I was utterly surprised and delighted by our morning here. The animals were cute and it was just lovely.

I am keen to go back for a walk seeing the animals and then having a picnic.

PS: please support them so I can go back again and again and again :)
Written 20 May 2021
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Creed2827
Dubbo, Australia3 contributions
Bird lovers paradise
Jan. 2021
Easy to find, kids loved the birds & wombats. You can see all the bids up close. Clean, nice grassy area, bbq tables and playground. Entry is free only pay for parking.
Written 24 January 2021
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
Beautiful Part of Newcastle
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Blackbutt Reserve is set in a beautiful part of Newcastle. The forest here is cool, lush and shady. It is a great place to get away from the city for a bit of relaxation. Even better, it has a free zoo which is ideally suited to young families.

For most people, the highlight will be the koala enclosur. However, we also enjoyed the wallabies, the parrots, the reptiles and the owls. You can see all of the animals in a leisurely forty minute walk.
Written 18 January 2021
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Wally
2 contributions
Great facility
Jan. 2021 • Family
Kids had a great time. Amenities are well kept and very clean and the wildlife is a great attraction for families.
Written 6 January 2021
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stevenbenson87
Edgeworth, Australia23 contributions
Excellent
Dec. 2020 • Friends
Lovely place to visit lots of animals good for bbqs highly recommended nice bush walks lots to see and do
Written 13 December 2020
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KC'57
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Urban wilderness
Nov. 2020
A lovely bush oasis in suburbia Newcastle.
Apply parking and lovely play areas for children
But it needs clearer signage for the walking tracks
Written 29 November 2020
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