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Blackbutt Reserve

visit us

Getting here, park hours, maps and other tourist information... more

booking blackbutt

The perfect place for a family picnic, birthday party or wedding... more

wildlife exhibits

Koalas, Wombats, Kangaroos, Emus, Birds and... more

Blackbutt Kiosk

Be sure to pop into our volunteer run Blackbutt Kiosk... more

welcome to blackbutt reserve

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.

What's New 

Autumn Junior Ranger Fun Day

Join us for some junior ranger action at our next free environmental fun day on Thursday 16 April at Richley Reserve. Find out more.  

Get crittered!

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.

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Enhance and support classroom learning with practical experience... More

support us


Blackbutt Reserve is a community facility and receives amazing support from our sponsors, volunteers and visitors... More