Blackbutt Reserve has a long history of exhibiting captive wildlife. The first enclosures were built in the 1960’s. Since that time the exhibits have been relocated from Lookout Road to the Carnley Avenue entrance.
Blackbutt Reserve contains a number of multi award winning wildlife exhibits. The exhibited animals and the interpretative signage located along the boardwalk (both wheelchair and pram friendly) provide an opportunity for visitors to observe the fauna and learn about each species.
There are birds including the Australian King Parrot, mammals like the Bruck-tail Rock Wallaby and even reptiles such as the Eastern Long-necked Turtle. Download a list of all the species that call Blackbutt home (159.8kb).
Koala Encounters – public encounters 2pm daily
Experience a close encounter with Australia’s most renown animal, the Koala. Learn interesting facts about their behaviour, physiology and habitats by our trained staff and volunteers. Guests are then invited to get up close with the koalas, have a pat and take photos. Bookings are not required for public koala encounters.
- Public Encounters: $4.50 per person
- Private Encounters: 1-10 persons: $50 (minimum fee - bookings required)
- 10 persons and up: additional $5 per person (bookings required)
C/- Rangers Cottage
Carnley Avenue, Kotara NSW 2289
Telephone: 02 4904 3344
Facsimile: 02 4904 3355
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