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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
Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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This is not a reserve. It’s basically a zoo where animals are locked up in small cages. It was heartbreaking to watch the monitor lizard walking around in this ridiculously small area. The best thing about this visit was seeing an empty cocoon outside one...More
Took our family with grandson to observe the wildlife and of course the climbing equipment for a 2 year old. We spent 3 hours here. Very neat lwans for relaxing and sheltered tabbles. A great place for a family outing.
What a fantastic day with family and friends. So much for young children to enjoy, with a theatre presentation,great play area and lots of animals roaming around. The covered areas for shade and bbq facilities were great. It was a great celebration.
Blackbutt reserve is a great place for people of all ages, both locales and visitors.
Since the renovations there is a great play area for young children, Thales have wildlife viewing areas that are all free, and some wildlife shows that have a small cost...More
Attended Richley’s reserve for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. I hired a shelter, waste of money due to the weather being poor and having no one there. Otherwise, wise for a big celebration.
The new playground is great for all ages. No cover, except for two...More
This is not a highly polished zoo, but fantastic for kids and FREE!!! You can see wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, parrots, etc, etc. (oops, I forgot the peacocks). Highly recommended, especially if you consider going to an expensive wildlife park in the area.
A lovely area to enjoy with the grandchildren. A great display of animals and birds and on our last visit the wombat was out to play! There are picnic areas, free ranging peacocks, a duck pond with turtles and a playground as well as opportunities...More