Kotara is a suburb of Newcastle that was originally established to create a garden suburb with high-quality housing. Located nine kilometres from Newcastle's central business district, it is characterised by its family-centred culture.

Visit Blackbutt Reserve and enjoy the walking tracks, picnic spots and wildlife. Or stop at Nesbitt Park, Kotara Park and Lugar Street Reserve for sporting fields and children's playgrounds. Kotara combines a large commercial district with residential living and recreational areas.