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“Blackbutt run”
Review of Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve
Ranked #4 of 92 things to do in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to visit blackbutt reserve for a run walk through the park and it is a fantastic place with ponds tracks open spaces for picnics seating you can reserve booths if you have an occasion with little kids families etc such a great place so relaxing lots of animals and a reptile show educational and fun love love love will go a lot more often the play areas have been revamped and money well spent

Thank Rita L
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"animal enclosures"
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"australian wildlife"
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"parking fee"
in 16 reviews
"duck pond"
in 15 reviews
"nature reserve"
in 11 reviews
"great playground"
in 10 reviews
"wildlife park"
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"bbq facilities"
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"feeding the ducks"
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"bbq area"
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"family bbq"
in 7 reviews
"mini zoo"
in 7 reviews
"walking trails"
in 17 reviews
"play equipment"
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"great place for families"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free entry. Animal enclosures and surroundings well kept. Staff gave an educational talk on koalas.By Bus 317 fare $4.20 each way about 20 mins per trip leaving Newcastle at 8,45am/9.57am/10.47am/11.51am/12.56pm/1.56pm/2.53pm/3.45pm. Walk onto Freyberg St. By car, entrance at Carnley Avenue 1km up the road.

Thank _morganpublishing3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this reserve . It has walking trails for people who like bush walking. You can see Peacocks roaming freely and they can be very close to you just 10 metres away. There is section where insects, reptiles and some animals are kept for display like koala, birds, lizards, etc. The park is free except the parking charges which is 12$ for the day or 4$ for an hour. The facilities are very good.

Thank Tammo10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our if town visitors to this location. It was a great location for families. We will return with more visitors. Lovely day.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Took my overseas guests to Blackbutt Reserve. It was well worth the visit. The grounds are clean and tidy, staff friendly and wildlife delightful!! We were greeted by beautiful peacocks strolling around. We walked the trail passing penned kangaroos. The bird enclosure is array with an of colours and sounds. Admission is free and definately worth a visit!!

Thank Alison M
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