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Blackbutt Reserve

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Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
+61 2 4904 3344
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Great place for kids and nature

Very clean and safe place to take the family and kids for a BBQ or picnic only 15 minutes from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle, Australia
Fun way to see some local animals and have picnic

What a nice spot to visit. If I lived here I would bring a full picnic as I saw many doing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theresa H
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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
+61 2 4904 3344
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very clean and safe place to take the family and kids for a BBQ or picnic only 15 minutes from the Newcastle CBD. The animal enclosures and displays kept the kids busy for hours. Also a large park for them to play in.

Thank BarryH1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice spot to visit. If I lived here I would bring a full picnic as I saw many doing. Fantastic spot to bring kids too as loads of room to run around and free simple exhibits to see animals. We talked to a...More

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blackbutt has undergone significant upgrade and renovations over the past year or so. Its a fantastic green space within close proximity to most of inner Newcastle. Theres great amenities and a really fun, well laid out play area for kids. If you have any overseas...More

Thank graemegawron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for all ages, but especially for the kids. I would definitely recommend for families with young children!

Thank Harroldinio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family outing for kids, parents and grandparents. Gorgeous grounds that have been recently renovated with top notch modern bathrooms that were sparkling clean. Large playground with a variety of activities to keep children of all ages engaged. Covered picnic areas that can be reserved....More

Thank KStangl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackbutt is a wonderful place for a family picnic or birthday party. You can pre-book one of the shelters for a small fee. Although entry to the park is free, if you park in the closest car park you have to pay for the privilege....More

Thank Mel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in a street above the reserve and can tell you a lot of visitors that come to Newcastle visit the park for walks and barbecues and there is a small zoo there also.It is very easy to find.

Thank robert b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out for all ages, see so many animals, great for kids and BBQ facilities. Awesome venue for a family BBQ or for friends to get together

Thank carolebushphotograph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blacbutt Reserve has something for everyone. For tourists it’s a wonderful example of the Australian bush with the added bonus of kangaroos and koalas as well a great collection of Australian birds. For children it has a fabulous playground and they are in the process...More

Thank Kath2615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really fun and some amazing australian animals to see and a good walk around, plus a good play park for kids!

Thank Izzy J
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pippa b
20 November 2017|
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Response from paulpower2013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Blackbutt Inn is less than 1km away and the coffee shop on site has a small selection of food. , but I'm not sure of it's opening hours.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Lenny V | Reviewed this property |
and yes can taxi. use Uber alot cheaper.
14 June 2017|
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Response from Sandra L | Reviewed this property |
Dogs on a leash or not are not permitted at Blackbutt Reserve. You now have to pay $4.00 per hour for parking but I think that is cheaper for a whole family to pay that instead of an individual entrance fee. Of course if... More