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Morisset picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area


Morisset picnic area, known for its abundant wildlife, is a great place to bring the family. Take advantage of Lake Macquarie after your meal with a spot of fishing, kayaking or waterskiing.

Picnic areas
Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • For your own safety, please don't feed the kangaroos or approach them closely, as they can become aggressive.
  • Kangaroos are wild animals so please don't feed them as this can lead to them becoming unhealthy.
  • Remember to pack your binoculars if you want to go bird watching for sea eagles and cormorants

Enjoy a family picnic on the foreshore and try your luck with a spot of fishing while you're here. The area is also great for spotting sea eagles and cormorants. Be sure to remind the kids to keep an eye out for sea turtles along the shore too.

This open grassy area is perfect for the little ones to run around. After lunch you might like to push a kayak out onto the calm blue waters. Bring your camera to capture the beautiful views and the wildlife that lives in, around, and above the lake.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Alexanders picnic area, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Susan Davis/NSW Government