Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit

Download & Print Map and Notes

15 mins

480 m Circuit

14 m

Very easy
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.

Maps for the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit bushwalking track

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

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 480 m
Time 15 mins

Grade 1/6

Very easy
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


This whole walk, 480m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

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


This whole walk, 480m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

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


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


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

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Blackbutt Wildlife Exhibit walk starts and ends at the Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail (gps: -32.937903, 151.69805)
Your transport options to Int of Boardwalk & Main Ridge Trail are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂