In The Nature

Grill a sausage in King Edward Park

This picturesque location is not just popular with wedding parties. Rolling green hills, hundred-year-old Norfolk Island Pines and a stunning ocean view make King Edward Park is the perfect place to enjoy a sausage grilled on the free BBQ.

Visit Blackbutt Reserve

The nature reserve offers 183 hectares of bush land nestled in the outskirts of Newcastle. You can enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits and a picnic area with free BBQ’s. https://www.backpackersbythebeach.com.au/activities/in-the-nature/ https://www.backpackersbythebeach.com.au/activities/in-the-nature/ https://www.backpackersbythebeach.com.au/activities/in-the-nature/The reserve is home to a wide range of Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and birds. Pat a Koala at 2pm daily for $4.50.

Entry is free!

 Spend a day at the Hunter Wetlands Centre

To get to the Hunter Wetlands Centre catch bus #103 or #108 from Scott Street. Enjoy this year round opportunity to experience the wetlands with all their vast diversity of animals and plant. You can experience the place following the walking trails or you can hire canoes.

 Check out Kooragang Nature Reserve

Situated 9 kilometres north of Newcastle, Kooragang Nature Reserve is the largest single estuary wetlands reserve in NSW. Especially bird watchers will enjoy the vast variety of 190 species that are found in the area. Boardwalks make it easy to explore this intertidal world and to get and glimpse at the majesty of once luxuriant rainforest.