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Blackbutt Reserve

#2 of 78 things to do in Newcastle Features Animals
Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
+61 2 4904 3344
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A piece of green heaven in a beautiful city

Walks, BBQ' native animals room to play and areas to sit quietly and relax. A great area for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle, Australia
See Australian animals for free!

In Blackbutt reserve you can see many Australian animals and enjoy outdoors. We saw many cute... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
+61 2 4904 3344
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walks, BBQ' native animals room to play and areas to sit quietly and relax. A great area for families and individuals to share

Thank grayjudy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In Blackbutt reserve you can see many Australian animals and enjoy outdoors. We saw many cute koalas and kangaroos for example. There is also free barbecue grills. It takes about 1-2 hours to see everything.

Thank Ninniir
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a native rain forest near the center of Newcastle. Native animals are protected in large enclosures for all to see. High class BBQ and picnic tables are provided at no cost, Well worth a look. We take visitors from all over and they...More

Thank Oscardog063
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Blackbutt Reserve is a great place to have a picnic and see the birds and animals . The Finches are so colourful and you can buy food to feed the Kangaroos. There is a walking track as well . It is like an Oasis in...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our child loved running around looking at the animals especially feeding the joeys. We saw the reptile show which was also great.

Thank HappyOnHolidays79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for picnic or Barbi especially with young children With the duck ponds and animals and walks

Thank pcissie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an unexpected find in Newcastle! Kilometres of walking tracks and wildlife just outside the city - so serene.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bushland reserve is actually within the city. Easy to access. Australian native animals are on display . Picnic areas make it a pleasant place for a family outing.

Thank PamF47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room to kick a ball, a friendly game of cricket or Blackbutt test series. A perfect location to mix it with nature, plenty of bbqs, tables and heaps of shade. Must see location, all within a shirt drive from town.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a beautiful day out I took my 18 month old out there, he walked everywhere enjoying looking at the animals we also were happy with how nice all the staff were and how tidy the place was. 😌

Thank Katiesmith96
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How far would Blackbutt reserve be from the cruise terminal please, and how would we get there from the terminal, thank you
12 April 2015|
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Response from Kate M O | Reviewed this property |
I agree with above. Cruise liner may have tours going there.
what are the hours?
3 March 2015|
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Response from Ian J |
Wildlife Exhibits open 10am to 5pm every day (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and before 1pm ANZAC Day). Picnic and recreation facilities open from 7am until 7pm. Entry is FREE Please Note: Car parks located at Carnley Ave... More