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Blackbutt Reserve is located at Carnley Avenue, Kotara and is located 8.5kms from the Newcastle CBD and approximately 2 hours drive north of Sydney. Carnley Avenue has over 120 parking spaces, Richley Reserve has over 150 parking spaces at a cost of $4 per hour or $13 per day. Richley Reserve is only a short walk away from the exhibits at Carnley Reserve, download the map of Blackbutt Reserve map (pdf) to assist you in having an enjoyable day out at Blackbutt. Access to the wildlife exhibits and Kiosk at Carnley Avenue entrance.
City of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. We respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and recognise that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession. City of Newcastle reiterates its commitment to addressing disadvantages and attaining justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.