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Blackbutt Reserve (Newcastle)
Black Duck Creek Circuit Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km W of Adamstown
Length: 2.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 89 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 89 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk circumnavigates Black Duck Creek by following the shady Blueberry Ash trail. The walk then returns to Carnley Reserve using the Main Ridge Walking Trail. This relatively short walk has a good combination of shady moist forest and more exposed ridge forest. Make sure you visit the Wildlife Exhibit while at Carnley Reserve. A recommended walk. (open in app) more...

 
Blackbutt Circuit Walk
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of adamstown
Length: 6.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 245 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 245 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk is a good longer option walking experience at Blackbutt Reserve. This walk visits the two larger picnic areas of Richley Reserve and Carnley Reserve, as well as the Lily pond and Rain Forest picnic areas. A highlight to this walk is the throughly recommended side trip to the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Reserve. This enjoyable walk is highly recommended. (open in app) more...

 
Blackbutt Explorer
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of Adamstown
Length: 6 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 6 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 225 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 225 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A meandering walk that takes in much of what Blackbutt Reserve has to offer. This walk completes a figure 8 while following the trails around Blackbutt Reserve. The side trip to the Wildlife Exhibits is considered a must see. There are many opportunities to stop along this walk, be it at a seat along the way or at one of the established picnic areas. A recommended classic. (open in app) more...

 
Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit
Time: 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km WSW of Adamstown
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 14 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 14 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

A must do at Blackbutt Reserve. This wheelchair accessible elevated boardwalk gets you in amongst the trees, as you amble through enclosure after enclosure of native flora and fauna. There are even close encounters with Koalas!. This free walk is open 9am to 5pm every day (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and until 1pm ANZAC Day). Great for all ages, this easy walk is thoroughly recommended. (open in app) more...

 
Forestway Circuit Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2 km W of Adamstown
Length: 2.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 91 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 91 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This is a good walk, a highlight being the delightful Lily Pond picnic area, with its lush vegetation and attractive flowers. This walk travels through eucalyptus forest as well as one section of road walking through a quiet suburban street. The side trip to Richley Park is worthwhile to access the extra facilities there. A recommended walk that doesn't attract the crowds. (open in app) more...

 
Main Ridge Circuit Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km WSW of Adamstown
Length: 2.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 92 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 92 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk follows a wide trail along eucalyptus lined broad ridges as it circumnavigates Black Duck Creek. This walk starts and finishes at Carnley Reserve and while there, why not enjoy a picnic and/or visit to the Wildlife Exhibits. Combined with the excellent facilities at Carnley Reserve, this walk is recommended for everybody, on all but the hottest days of summer. (open in app) more...

 
Richley Reserve Circuit
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of Adamstown
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 0.7 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 21 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 21 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible

This easy walk, which is wheelchair accessible, travels through open grasslands that are surrounded by healthy eucalyptus forest. The grasslands have two large ponds, with two black swans on the lower pond. Do beware of the swans defending their territory. Richley Reserve is well maintained and makes this walk particularly attractive. This walk is recommended. (open in app) more...

 
Richley Reserve to Carnley Reserve Circuit
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of Adamstown
Length: 2.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 96 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 96 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

A great family length walk that takes in both of the large reserves in the Blackbutt Park. This walk starts at Richley Reserve and travels to Carnley Reserve and the Wildlife Exhibits before returning a different way to Richley Reserve. Never far from facilities, this walk suits families or those who want to stay on the wider trails. An excellent walk. (open in app) more...

 
Rod Earp Rain Forest Circuit (from Lookout Rd)
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.2 km W of Adamstown
Length: 1.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 104 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 104 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This quiet and secluded walk is an easy amble through attractive rainforest. This walk circumnavigates Rainforest Creek and takes the walker into cool dense forest. You are likely to see flying foxes in the trees and if you are lucky, a Powerful Owl. Accessed from the quieter Lookout Road car park, this walk escapes the crowds well. A recommended walk, particularly on a hot day. (open in app) more...

 
Rod Earp Rainforest Circuit (from Carnley Ave)
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.6 km WSW of Adamstown
Length: 2 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 99 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 99 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk takes the walker into a dense cool rainforest that seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle city. You're likely to see flying foxes in the trees and, if you're lucky, a Powerful Owl. Starting and finishing at the Carnley Ave Reserve, this walk can easily be combined with a visit to the Wildlife Exhibits and/or a picnic at Carnley Ave Reserve. A recommended walk. (open in app) more...

 
Tall Trees Circuit Walk
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
2.4 km W of Adamstown
Length: 2.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Newcastle(LGA)
Climb: 90 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 90 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk There is a bus stop within 2km of the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This walk circumnavigates Coal Mine Creek on good trails. The walk starts and finishes at Richley Reserve, which has excellent picnic facilities combined with a lovely outlook over large ponds. The well established eucalyptus forest that this walk travels through surrounds you as you walk along these trail. This is a good walk which is made all the more pleasant by using the excellent facilities of Richley Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve. (open in app) more...

 
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