Statement on Blackbutt Reserve

19 Mar 2020

Blackbutt Reserve’s 182 hectares of eucalypt bushland, trails and recreational facilities remain open as the City continues to work with the State and Federal Government on limiting the spread of COVID-19.

However, activities and services requiring Blackbutt staff to have close contact with members of the public have been suspended in line with current social-separation guidelines (social distancing) to protect visitors, staff and volunteers.

All wildlife shows, animal encounters, public-feeding talks and the operation of the kiosk are suspended until further notice, with bookings for private encounters to be fully refunded.

Bookings for Blackbutt’s BBQ shelters will be honoured should customers choose to proceed.

For more information on our response to COVID-19, visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/covid-19