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Blackbutt Reserve

#2 of 79 things to do in Newcastle Features Animals
Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
+61 2 4904 3344
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Living only a short drive away we often visit Blackbutt reserve. It has had alot of upgrades to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda S
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Newcastle, Australia
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A wonderful nature sanctuary right in the middle of suburban Newcastle.

The park is very well maintained with picnic areas ( some you can book for groups) with barbecues... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
_janmorgan175
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Newcastle, Australia
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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 educational pursuits as they explore over 10 kilometres of stunning walking trails, unwind in peaceful picnic and playground areas and interact with our environment through unique wildlife exhibit, tours and encounters. Blackbutt Reserve is the place to go if you enjoy nature, love adventure and like to soak up culture like a sponge. And the best part is it's free for everyone to enjoy!
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Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Living only a short drive away we often visit Blackbutt reserve. It has had alot of upgrades to the carney avenue side and can get quite busy so if you want a spot you need to get in early. My kids are a little older...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The park is very well maintained with picnic areas ( some you can book for groups) with barbecues. There are 2 main picnic areas, quite separate from each other accessed by different streets. You can walk from one to the other. One is much closer...More

Thank _janmorgan175
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful attraction which is located so close to the city and very accessible. Singles, couples, young and old families should all find something or everything enjoyable. Even a visit in the wet weather provided puddles for a two year old to jump...More

Thank MissNewcastle1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

My last visit was a while back but would recommend the place to Newcastle locals and visitors. The first positive is entry is totally free. If you're from out of town you will need some transport to get here though. There are kangaroos, lizards, birds,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with a 4 and 2yr old. Set up picnic on one of the many shady picnic benches and went wondering through the animal enclosures. Food available to purchase at minimal cost to feed the kangaroos, kids programmes available in the holidays also photo...More

Thank familyteensrus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby and I walked around and had a look at the adorable, beautiful animals. We happened to be there while the peacocks were in mating season with the feathers beautiful! It made for some awesome pics and videos! This place is wonderful for bbq,...More

Thank ChrBull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to enjoy with the children and when I discovered this place I was surprised to learn that there was no admission fee. There is a play area on the way into the park which is great for children of all...More

Thank pommy1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Black but the has extensive parklands. They have an area where you can see some Australian animals and a daily reptile show. During the school holidays kids can be a ranger for the day. There are also facilities you can book for a party.

Thank JacquiMummy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A free zoo that includes parklands, nature & a beautiful lagoon! Absolutely loved this place! Every visit to Newcastle I'll come back here. Great for families as well as there is undercover tables & a playground.

Thank Wynter B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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kolleyflower
Can you take dogs here? And can you get here by public transport from Newcastle? Thanks in advance
14 June 2017|
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Response from Lenny V | Reviewed this property |
and yes can taxi. use Uber alot cheaper.
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kolleyflower
Can you take dogs here? And can you get here by public transport from Newcastle? Thanks in advance
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about dogs but we did the journey both ways by public transport (bus), took about 30-40 mins from Central Newcastle near the old station.
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amazonlady1
How far would Blackbutt reserve be from the cruise terminal please, and how would we get there from the terminal, thank you
11 April 2015|
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
I second the above. It would be two buses and like 1.5km+ walking, taxi would definitely be easiest :)
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