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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)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit

Map of Walk

Location

                Sponsor of Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking tracknotes
Map of Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit
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Map Scale 500 meters
Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail
Starting point for this hiking track: Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

Photo Gallery

 
Intersection in Carnley Reserve at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Intersection in Carnley Reserve at Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Wildlife Exhibit boardwalk entrance at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Wildlife Exhibit boardwalk entrance at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Timber boardwalk into Wildlife Exhibit at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Timber boardwalk into Wildlife Exhibit at Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Emu footprints painted on boardwalk at Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibits
 
Emu footprints painted on boardwalk at Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibits +
 
Boardwalk at Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibits
 
Boardwalk at Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibits +
 
Blackbutt Reserve 'Wildlife Exhibits' sign in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Blackbutt Reserve 'Wildlife Exhibits' sign in Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Signage on the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Signage on the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Elevated boardwalk at the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Elevated boardwalk at the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Picture of a wombat on the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Picture of a wombat on the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Boardwalk and fencing at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Boardwalk and fencing at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Large aviary at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Large aviary at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Koala at the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Koala at the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Looking up at the large bird avairy in the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Looking up at the large bird avairy in the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Dove at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Dove at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Inside the large wildlife avairy in the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve
 
Inside the large wildlife avairy in the Wildlife Exhibits at Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Bird hide at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Avenue Reserve
 
Bird hide at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Avenue Reserve +
 
Bird avairy on the Wildlife Exhibits in  Blackbutt Reserve
 
Bird avairy on the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Information board at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Avenue Reserve
 
Information board at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Avenue Reserve +
 
Views from the Boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Views from the Boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Elevated boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Elevated boardwalk on the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Wildlife hide at the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Wildlife hide at the Wildlife Exhibits in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Boardwalk in the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Avenue Reserve
 
Boardwalk in the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Avenue Reserve +
 
Stilts at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Stilts at the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Ave Reserve +

 
Heron at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Heron at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
Kingfisher at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve
 
Kingfisher at the Wildlife Exhibits in Carnley Ave Reserve +
 
An entrance to the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Reserve in the Blackbutt Reserve
 
An entrance to the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Reserve in the Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Level trail at Carnley Reserve in the Blackbutt Reserve
 
Level trail at Carnley Reserve in the Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Concrete steps in Carnley Avenue Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Concrete steps in Carnley Avenue Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
An entrance to the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Reserve in the Blackbutt Reserve
 
An entrance to the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Reserve in the Blackbutt Reserve +

 
Fenced gateway into the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Avenue Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Fenced gateway into the Wildlife Exhibits at Carnley Avenue Reserve in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Symbolised sign at Carnley Avenue in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Symbolised sign at Carnley Avenue in Blackbutt Reserve +
 
Carnley Avenue Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve
 
Carnley Avenue Car Park in Blackbutt Reserve +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 480m
Time 15 mins
.


Grade 1/6

Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible
AS 2156.1 Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
This whole walk, 480m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 480m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 480m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 480m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 480m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 480m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Catch the bus to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
Public transport (bus) available to this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip to the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Blackbutt Reserve Alt = 73 m
Blackbutt Reserve, near Newcastle, occupies over 182 hectares of land and provides visitors with the chance to enjoy nature trails[1], wildlife exhibits[2][3], children's playgrounds[4] and recreational facilities. The reserve is the perfect place for a relaxing family picnic or to explore on a bushwalk. Native wildlife, such as the Powerful Owl and the Grey-headed flying fox[5] can be seen within the park. There is an information cottage[6] at Carnley Avenue, which is open 7am to 5pm, or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. The reserve has car parking at Carnley Avenue, Richley Reserve, Lookout Road and Mahonoy Drive. For more information, phone 02 4904 3344.

Carnley Ave Reserve Alt = 39 m
The Carnley Avenue Reserve, within Blackbutt Reserve, is wheelchair accessible and has toilets[7], drinking fountains[8], gas/electric barbeques[9], sheltered picnic tables[10], a children's playground[11], fenced displays of kangaroos and emu[12], a large black duck pond[13] and an information centre[14] that is housed within a replica pioneering cottage. The information cottage has a range of souvenirs, focusing on quality and affordable products. A fee of $4 per vehicle can be paid from the automatic machines[15] in the car park. The information centre is open 7am to 5pm, or 7am to 7pm during daylight savings. For further information phone: 02 4904 3344.

Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibits Alt = 47 m
This boardwalk in the Blackbutt Reserve offers wildlife exhibits[16] on an elevated timber boardwalk which is wheelchair accessible. Some of the wildlife that you are likely to encounter are kangaroos, koalas[17], wombats[18], Lace monitors[19], Wonga Pigeons, Red-winged Parrots, Black-winged Stilt[20], Buff-banded Rail, Herons[21], Eastern long-necked Turtle, Kingfishers[22], Turquoise Parrot, Banded Plover, Peaceful Dove[23], Cockatoos, Lorikeets, True Parrots, Major Mitchell Cockatoo, Bush Stone Curlew, Long-tailed Finch and Barking Owls[24]. Entry is free and the exhibit is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and until 1pm ANZAC Day). Personal koala encounters[25] are available at 2pm daily and cost $3.50/person. For further information, phone: 02 4904 3344. More info

(0 km) Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail to Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - duckboard
Length = 383 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = -13 m
From the intersection[26][27][28], this walk follows the 'Animals' sign[29] and timber boardwalk gently uphill, while initially keeping the car park[30] on the right. This walk continues, undulating for about 300m on an elevated boardwalk[31] through large and small animal enclosures[32][33], with a fascinating selection of native animals[34][35] and birds[36][37][38]. Then this walk continues on a sealed footpath for about 70m, until passing through a high timber fenced gate and coming to a three-way intersection, with a sealed trail[39] (on the left towards the pond[40]) and a trail[41] directly ahead.

(0.38 km) Int of Boardwalk & Carnley Trail to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - servicetrail
Length = 97 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the intersection[42][43], this walk follows the sealed trail gently uphill, while initially passing the large timber fenced gate[44] on the right and keeping the valley on the left. This walk continues for about 90m, passing an 'Animals' sign[45] and 'Information' sign (on the right) and concrete stairs (on the left), until coming to a four-way intersection[46], with an 'Animals' sign and elevated boardwalk[47] (on the right) and disabled parking[48] and general car parking (on the left).

Catch the bus from Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
Public transport (bus) available from this Bushwalk You can phone 131500 (the transport info line) for up to date running times.
Use these links to plan your Bus (and train) trip from the end of this walk.
(Links currently not working sorry)
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|
Drive from Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Public Transport Timetables

To the start of the walk

From
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney
From the end of the walk

To
Castle Hill
Chatswood
Dural
Epping
Gosford
Hornsby
Katoomba
Manly
Parramatta
Penrith
Strathfield
Sutherland
Sydney

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Aussie Disposal Newcastle 4/ 14 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4965 5500 1.3 km
Kathmandu 6 Northcott Drv, Kotara (02) 4952 1233 1.2 km
Boots Great Outdoors 27 Lambton Rd , Broadmeadow (02) 4969 4655 3.7 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 4.6 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 4.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit
Click to re-center search
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 3 km (to the S)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
3 km (to the S)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the W)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 17 km (to the W)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 54 km (to the SSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      27°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu21°|25°Possible shower.
Fri20°|30°Becoming windy. Partly cloudy.
Sat19°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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