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Blackbutt Reserve

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Nice easy bushwalking

Blackbutt reserve offers a variety of walks, that are nice and easy, ranging in distance. If you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fiona F
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Great place for bbq

Beautiful walks and bbq spots all free apart from parking fee. Kids can feed the animals and learn... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gabby P
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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
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Carnley Avenue, Newcastle, New South Wales 2289, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Blackbutt reserve offers a variety of walks, that are nice and easy, ranging in distance. If you are adventurous you could add the walks together to make it all worthwhile. I found the parking fee steep and wasn't expecting it when heading out for a...More

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful walks and bbq spots all free apart from parking fee. Kids can feed the animals and learn about native wild life. Would recommend going on a coolish day, because the animals are often hiding in shady places on hot, sunny days.

Thank Gabby P
Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Gabby for the wonderful review - we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blackbutt is a great location to see a range of Australian wildlife - for free. Okay - you do have to pay for parking ($4/hour), but the range of facilities and the different animals are fantastic for the kids. We usually do a slow lap...More

Thank durk94
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Durk94 for your wonderul review, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this place regularly and have taken overseas visitors there. Our grandchildren especially enjoy the animals and the play area. Lovely picnic facilities with very clean well kept BBQs and amenities. Always love to go there.

Thank Elaine R
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful to hear you are a regular visitor, please come again and again and again! Thank you for your wonderful review!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place for short walks with young children. Also can have a picnic there. The animal enclosures are well organised so that visitors can walk freely past a number of animals, reptiles and birds.

Thank Rosxyz
Blackbutt R, administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Rosxyz, fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Entertained an 8 year old, 2 x 10 year olds and 1 x 12 year old for 5 hours. The talks at feeding time were really good too. Excellent place to see loads of wildlife.

Thank katemi01
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Katemi01 for your wonderful review, great to hear all ages enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this! Getting close to the emus and kangaroos was fun and they offer viewing at feeding times. The whole thing is on a boardwalk so our toddler had room to run without getting away from us.highly recommend to families. Took about 3 hours.

Thank Jesikah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family attraction with lots of animals to see. Had lunch in the park under the awning. Walk through the animal areas and very easy walk for grandchildren and also grand parents. Kids loved the animals and how much that could see in such a...More

Thank tonyw612015
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fantastic to hear you and your family had a great time at the Reserve, thank you for your wonderful review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blackbutt is a great place to take the family or friends it has some lovely bush walks cleared areas to play any type of sports or just feed the ducks, eels or tortoises. the reptile shows are great with the interaction with the kids and...More

Thank N1648FOdavid
Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you N1648FOdavid for the wonderful review, glad to hear you enjoyed the public reptile show :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go, especially for young families. There's a lovely playground, wonderful picnic area, walking trails and a small wildlife exhibit. Euro Patisserie is just down the road too so if you want some delicious treats to either eat at Blackbutt...More

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Blackbutt R, Administration at Blackbutt Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jollygood2015 for highlighting Blackbutt Reserve's wonderful offerings, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit

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Lexie G
24 July 2018|
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Response from jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
Can park in car park along Carnley Avenue, but no allowance for senoirs. We are seniors with grandchildren too, and had to pay normal parking rate.
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travelin m
22 July 2018|
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Response from _morganpublishing3 | Reviewed this property |
No you cant hold a koala here.
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Chris W
3 January 2018|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
it's easiest by taxi or similar... buses woukd be slow, but if you have a few hours or more well worth it!
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