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Christmas opening hours
Blackbutt Reserve will be open on Christmas Day from 7am – 7pm, however the wildlife exhibits will be closed and there will not be a public koala encounter at 2pm. The reserve is open all other days over the festive season. Blackbutt office will be closed from Thursday 25 December to Sunday 4 January 2015.
Wildlife exhibits reopen
The wildlife exhibits are now open! Take a stroll along the boardwalk and check out the unique native animals on display.
Newcastle Permanent Junior Ranger Fun Day
The next free environmental fun day is on Tuesday 20 January 2015 from 9.30am to 11.30am. The theme for summer is aquatic action, with fun craft, interactive games and critter displays on offer. Find out more.
Looking for hands-on fun for your next Blackbutt Reserve event or function? Book a ‘critter encounter’ for onsite parties and events. Qualified staff provide hands-on learning experiences and the opportunity to meet, learn about, and interact with native animals. Find out more.