Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Nature Reserve, Carnley Avenue, Kotara NSW, Australia

Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family at Blackbutt Nature Reserve in Newcastle. Spread over 182 hectares, the reserve offers scenic picnic areas, exciting kid’s playgrounds, picturesque walking trails, and wildlife exhibits.

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature as you wander through the native flora, and learn about a variety of species from the signs along the boardwalk. Discover a large number of birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles on display, including kangaroos, wombats, koalas, frogs, snakes, parrots and cockatoos to name just a few. See the animals at their most active during various feeding sessions at set times, and learn about the resident reptiles at the reptile show. Book a guided tour for an even more educational and interactive experience.

Make use of the barbeques located in the picnic areas, and enjoy lunch in beautiful surroundings. Entry to the reserve is free; however fees apply for parking and some experiences.


Blackbutt Nature Reserve, Carnley Avenue, Kotara NSW, Australia