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Blackbutt Nature Reserve & Richley Reserve Adventure Playground, Newcastle


Blackbutt Reserve is a 182 hectare nature reserve in Newcastle, offering scenic trails, native wildlife exhibits, playgrounds and recreation facilities.

With scenic natural bushland and a large array of native fauna and flora species, Blackbutt Reserve offers an authentic Australian wildlife experience only moments from Newcastle CBD. Families can explore over 10 kilometres of stunning walking trails, unwind in peaceful picnic and playground areas and interact with the environment through a unique wildlife exhibit, tours and encounters. 

The playground features rope courses, bridges, swings and slides, an adventure tower, and plenty of space for everyone from toddlers to tweens, and all abilities.

The kids will also love exploring the wildlife exhibits, get up close and feed the emus (Emu cones filled with seeds and grains can be purchased from the Kiosk on the day) reptile shows also run on the weekends and school holidays.

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!

Monday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm
Tuesday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm
Wednesday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm
Thursday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm
Friday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm
Saturday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm
Sunday - 10:00 am- 4.30pm



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Blackbutt Nature Reserve & Richley Reserve Adventure Playground, Newcastle

Carnley Ave, Adamstown NSW 2289, Australia

Pre-Book: Just turn up.
Price: Free to do.
Parking: Parking lot.
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