Morisset is framed by the picturesque Lake Macquarie and backdropped by the Watagan Mountains, providing the perfect destination for a scenic getaway. The area is popular for its bountiful native wildlife, adventurous bush walks and calm, aquamarine waters.
Things to do
Visit the Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area, famous for its native fauna and flora. Plan a picnic on the foreshore of the Morisset picnic area, drop in your fishing line and enjoy up-close interactions with kangaroos. The area is also ideal for spotting sea eagles, sea turtles and cormorants.
Rent a kayak from the Lake Mac Kayak and Bike Hire and paddle out into Lake Macquarie, enjoy panoramic views of Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake and catch glimpses of sea turtles or dolphins. Alternatively, you can try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding or go for a bike ride around the shore.
For a day out in nature, head to Heaton State Forest, part of the Watagan Mountains. Camp for the night at the Watagan HQ campground, enjoy the views from Heaton Lookout or go on a hike along the vigorous Great North Walk.
Watagans National Park is home to the Monkey Face Lookout. Embrace the stunning views across Martinsville Valley, bring your binoculars for unique birdwatching opportunities or pack a picnic to share beneath the shady trees.
Morisset is located just off the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and the easiest way to get around is by car. The town is less than two hours’ drive from Sydney.