Driving

Blackbutt Reserve is located at Carnley Avenue, Kotara and is located 8.5kms from the Newcastle CBD and approximately 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

Carnley Avenue has over 120 parking spaces, Richley Reserve has over 150 parking spaces at a cost of  $4 per hour or $12 per day.

Richley Reserve is only a short walk away from the exhibits at Carnley Reserve, download the map of  Backbutt Reserve map (pdf) to assist you in having an enjoyable day out at Blackbutt.
View the Blackbutt Reserve map
Access to the wildlife exhibits and Kiosk at Carnley Avenue entrance.