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Blackbutt Reserve

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We found this place online to go for a day out in Newcastle and was so surprised to see that it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorraine W
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Glimpses of Australian wildlife!

What a wonderful picnic place this Blackbutt Reserve is with a duck pond, animals enclosure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SabirSS
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Karachi, Pakistan
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With over 182 hectares of scenic natural bushland and variety of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Visitors can engage in both recreational and...more
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Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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+61 2 4904 3344
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 August 2010

This animal sanctuary is there for locals & tourists alike. The park has 3 entrances with great walking paths throughout. The most popular entrance is on Carnley Ave Kotara where the is off road parking within. At this popular entrance (wheelchair acessible) you will find...More

6  Thank grub08
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 February 2012

..... not grown up kids though. Not alot to do, except BBQ. Bush walk if thats your interest. Make sure you take the mozzie repelant

2  Thank newycrystal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place online to go for a day out in Newcastle and was so surprised to see that it was free! There is a small charge on the car park but what can you expect! The reserve is lovely, park for the kids,...More

Thank Lorraine W
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow thank you Lorraine, fantastic to hear you enjoyed the Reserve and thank you for the accurate description.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful picnic place this Blackbutt Reserve is with a duck pond, animals enclosure, walking trails, shelters with benches and tables. There are spacious grassy fields for kids and families to enjoy rounds of frisbee, football, and other sports of their liking. Playing area...More

Thank SabirSS
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sabir for your wonderful review, you have described our beautiful reserve accurately, please visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blackbutt is lovely, it’s great for the whole family, and with you only having to pay for parking, it’s a cheap day out. We go there often.

Thank Vicki C
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed our beautiful Reserve and are a regular visitor, thank you for the wonderful review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take the whole family, and only having to pay for parking makes it a cheap day out too.

Thank Expedition34153
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Expedition34153, we hope to see you again real soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What’s amazing is that this is free, and can be enjoyed by all ages we took our aunt and mother in law and the walk was easy for them. If your in the area it’s a must for a relaxing day

Thank GarethNifty
Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Gareth for your lovely review, Blackbutt Reserve is a beautiful place.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Blackbutt is a beautiful place to visit while in Newcastle. Be sure to see the native animals and birds if you are from overseas! Feed the wallabies and see the koalas!

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It’s always a treat to visit Blackbutt reserve. We timed our visit for the koala feeding, 2pm, and being mid-week, there was nobody there. From there, there are gorgeous walking trails to enjoy the outdoors. This is the place you just keep going back to,...More

Thank radarinoz
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

In the heart of Newcastle, Blackbutt Reserve is full of walking tracks and sheltered areas with tables and seats. Kids playing areas with new swings and other play equipment, wildlife is abundant with viewing areas for kangaroos and wallabies, emu's to mention a few, it's...More

Thank briangaston005
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

An excellent free animal reserve. Not too big to get tired. Animal feeding times plus informational talks. Set in bushland, about 10min or so from Newcastle CBD. Large player area next to it with covered areas to enjoy a picnic.

1  Thank Michelle B
Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you Michelle for the wonderful review.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This location is ideal in Newcastle for families, friends and couples. Really lovely for a picnic on any occasion. So much space for kids to run around.

Thank amywoodward
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Sam D
11 October 2018|
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Response from N1648FOdavid | Reviewed this property |
No you can't get a photo holding a Koala but you can get very close to it and get a good photo
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Lexie G
24 July 2018|
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Response from jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Can park in car park along Carnley Avenue, but no allowance for senoirs. We are seniors with grandchildren too, and had to pay normal parking rate.
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travelin m
22 July 2018|
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Response from SeePlacesMeetPeople | Reviewed this property |
No you cant hold a koala here.
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