Newcastle - Blackbutt Reserve.

Location Category: Sight Seeing
Name: Newcastle - Blackbutt Reserve
Sight Seeing Location: Newcastle - Blackbutt Reserve
Sat Nav Coordinate: -32.93265, 151.690623
Street: Lookout Road
Town: Newcastle
Postcode: 2305
State or Territory: New South Wales
Road Access: Asphalt
Drive through site: Not Suitable for Caravans
Big Rigs: Unknown
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets: Yes
Shade: Yes
Picnic tables: A few scattered here and there
Fixed BBQ's: Yes
Pet Friendly: Unknown if Pets Allowed
Childrens Playground: Yes
Short Walks: Yes
TV Reception: Yes
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  • BBQ
  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Playground
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Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of land and provides visitors the chance to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, children's playgrounds and recreational facilities. The perfect place for a relaxing family picnic or to explore the wonders of nature. There are four main entrances into Blackbutt Reserve. These include off Carnley Ave (Black Duck Picnic Area), Freyberg Street (Richley Reserve), Queens Road and Lookout Road.

Blackbutt Reserve
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Picnic spots

Blackbutt Reserve has five main picnic area each with their own unique features making it easy to find a location to suit your needs.

Richley Reserve Picnic Area

(Entrance via Freyberg Street, New Lambton)

This area is full of history, an active mine site for over 30 years the area has been restored to a beautiful peaceful picnic area. With large grassed flats, barbeques and picnic tables this is the ideal location for any family function.

Facilities: Toilets, playground, three barbecue shelters (one wheelchair accessible), electric and wood fired barbecues and two duck ponds.

Lily Pond Picnic Area

(Entrance via Mahogany Drive, New Lambton)

This secluded area is beautiful during the summer months when the White Lily’s are in flower. Keen observers will also see an array of native wildlife including Rosellas and Eastern Water Dragons.

Facilities: Picnic tables, wood fired barbecues.

Dead Tree Picnic Area

(Entrance via Mahogany Drive, New Lambton)

This quite and tranquil location is ideal for small and intimate gatherings. Only a short walk to the car park and amenities and contains traditional wood fired barbeques and picnic tables.

Facilities: Picnic tables, wood fired barbecues, toilets at Mahogany Drive car park.

Rainforest Area

(Entrance via Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights)

This is the perfect location for any nature lover. The restored rainforest is home to approximately 15,000 Grey-headed Flying foxes, currently listed as a vulnerable species in New South Wales. This amazing sight is a must for all Blackbutt Reserve visitors.

Facilities: Playground, picnic tables, wood fired barbecues, two car parks.

Black Duck Picnic Area

(Entrance via Carnley Avenue, Kotara)

This family friendly location boasts a range of captive native wildlife exhibits including koalas, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. A children’s playground, duck pond, barbeque shelters and information centre can also be found at this entrance.

Facilities: Toilets, playground, three barbecue shelters, picnic tables, electric and wood fired barbecues, captive wildlife exhibits, information centre, duck pond


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