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Morisset picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Morisset picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Morisset picnic area is in the Morisset precinct of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. To get there:

  • Take the F3 exit at Mandalong Road
  • Continue along Dora Street and turn right into Acacia Avenue
  • Follow Acacia Avenue to the end through the Morisset Hospital grounds
  • At the end of the road is Morisset picnic area

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Morisset picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


Picnic tables

Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.


Please note that there are no toilets at the picnic area. The nearest public toilets are located at:

  • Morisset Park on Macquarie Road, or
  • on Dora Street in Morisset.

Morisset Hospital facilities are not accessible to the public so please don't enter the hospital grounds.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Wildlife safety

  • For your own safety, please do not feed the kangaroos or approach them closely, as they can become aggressive. 
  • Many people have been injured when feeding the kangaroos here.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Morisset picnic area

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