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Blackbutt Reserve

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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 

Public Koala encounters are now replaced with a free Koala talk until further notice.

Come to Blackbutt and learn interesting facts about koalas daily at 2pm in the exhibit area.

NEW Reptile Show

Blackbutt Reserve is now offering a reptile show at the NEW Wildlife Arena at Carnley Avenue Reserve. Come and learn about some of Blackbutt's residents each weekend or weekday during the school holidays. Tickets at the kiosk are essential and visit the Reptile Show page for more information.

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support us


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