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Distance & Driving times from major cities
Sydney to Morisset Park
116 kms - 1:30 hours
Newcastle to Morisset Park
70kms - 1:00 hours
Brisbane to Morisset Park
835kms - 11:30 hours
Closest Capital City:
Sydney NSW 116kms
Closest Airport:
Newcastle
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About Morisset Park

Morisset Park is located on the south western shores of Lake Macquarie, and along with Morisset Peninsula offer great sailing and water sports.

Lake Macquarie is one of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere. The lake is the ideal location for a family holiday with four patrolled beaches numerous locations for a picnic. the Lake has 92 towns and villages located around it, 29 public boat ramps, 28 public jetties and wharves.

To the west of Morisset park are huge tracts of state forest.

Morisset Park was named after Major James Thomas Morisset, commander of the penal settlement of Newcastle from 1817 to 1823 and later at Norfolk Island.

Places to Visit

Morisset Peninsula
The drive to Morisset Peninsula follows the fringes of the residential area and along side bushland. A large camping reserve, Sunshine Park, is located at the eastern tip of the peninsula. There is a boat launching ramp, swimming pool, and views north to the Wangi Wangi Peninsula

Morisset Hospital
Following downsizing the hospital now welcomes visitors to its extensive and attractive grounds which includes a pleasant picnic area. Kangaroos and native birds can be found here.

State Forests
The area west of Morisset Park is home to about 13 state forests scattered throughout the Watagan Mountains. The forests have numerous lookouts, camping and picnic areas, scenic drives, creeks and walking trails.

Wyee Ostrich Farm
The Wyee Ostrich Farm is located to the south of Morisset Park. Guided tours are available of the Ostriches. The farm sells Ostrich leather products and eggs (both painted and unpainted). The tours are by appointment only.

Climate

The Hunter has a temperate climate ideal. The average monthly maximum and minimum temperatures for the year are:

  Max (Celsius) Min (Celsius)
January 30 17
February 29 17
March 27 15
April 24 12
May 20 8
June 17 7
July 16 5
August 18 6
September 21 8
October 25 11
November 28 14
December 30 16

Getting there

By car
Morisset park and Lake Macquarie is a 90 minute drive from Sydney’s CBD via the F3 Freeway. Take the Morisset/Cooranbong exit for Cooranbong, Morisset, Watagan Mountains, Myuna Bay, Wangi Wangi & Toronto.

By rail
Morisset park and Lake Macquarie is serviced by both Sydney and Country train services. Stations are located at: Wyee, Morisset, Dora Creek, Awaba, Fassifern, Booragul, Teralba, Cockle Creek and Cardiff

By bus or coach
Coach companies throughout Australia service the Lake Macquarie area. Connections to and from various locations are available on a regular basis with the local bus services such as Newcastle Buses.

By air
Direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the North Coast of NSW to Newcastle Airport (located based at Williamtown a 25min drive north of Newcastle).

Accommodation

Morisset Park offers a wide range of accommodation including motels, hotels, guesthouses, villas, self contained apartments, cottages and beach houses and charming bed & breakfasts.

More Information

For more information about Morisset Park visit:
Lake Macquarie Visitor Information Centre - www.visitlakemac.com.au

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