Blackbutt Reserve is located 8.5kms from the Newcastle CBD and approximately 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

Blackbutt Reserve has 270 car parking spaces via 2 entrances at a cost of $4 per hour or $13 per day.


Carnley Avenue, Kotara

120 car parking spaces

Access to the wildlife exhibits, Kiosk, picnic facilities, playground and nature walks


Freyberg Street, New Lambton

150 car parking spaces and bus parking

Access to the adventure playground, picnic facilities & woodfire BBQ's and nature walks. Wildlife exhibits are only a short walk through the Reserve, download the map of Blackbutt Reserve map (pdf) to assist you in having an enjoyable day out at Blackbutt.