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Morisset Picnic Area - CLOSED

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Morisset picnic area

The grounds of Morisset Psychiatric Hospital are NOW closed to Public Access (as of 18th December... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2018
Stephen P
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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ATTRACTION CLOSED - NO TOURISM ALOUD

NO ACCESS ALOUD NOW FOR TOURISTS GATE IS LOCKED. NO ENTRY. STAFF AND PATIENT VISTORS ONLY! Gates... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
Jessdicck
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For your own safety, please do not feed the kangaroos or approach them. They are wild animals and can become aggressive. Many people have been injured by kangaroos at this site as a result.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Morisset Hospital grounds (and access to kangaroos) is PERMANENTLY CLOSED to the public since late last year. This came about due to the numbers and behaviours of the tourists being incompatible with the patients’/residents’ welfare, kangaroo well being, staff and visitor safety. The only...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank reets67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to visitors coming from far and wide to visit kangaroos on private property of a government-run mental hospital like it was a public reserve, kangaroo related accidents occurred and now we have the end result of closure to everyone. Thanks heaps visitors. It wasn’t...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Dale R
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

This area is a sanctuary for the patients of the hospital & wildlife, tourists are not welcome. The gates have been locked and security will escort any tourists off the premises.

Date of experience: December 2018
8  Thank celestter2015
Reviewed 29 December 2018

One of the must see places around Sydney is closed for good, Wish the kangroo's move closer to some other location where we can visit them again.

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank AjCSyd
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

The grounds of Morisset Psychiatric Hospital are NOW closed to Public Access (as of 18th December 2018) owing to excessive tourist activity disrupting day to day running of the hospital.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Morisset Hospital is an operating psychiatric hospital. The residents and kangaroos have the right to be around the site without being bothered by tourists. Staff and permitted visitors should be able to access the site without other visitors blocking the only way into the site....More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Sharyn B
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

NO ACCESS ALOUD NOW FOR TOURISTS GATE IS LOCKED. NO ENTRY. STAFF AND PATIENT VISTORS ONLY! Gates now locked to protect kangaroo’s. No access granted, fines will be given for trespassers. Leave the roo’s alone!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jessdicck
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Due to mistreatment of kangaroos and lack of respect for patients this area has now been closed to the public and entry is prohibited. There are locked gates and security. Other places in the area where you can see kangaroos are Blackbutt Reserve (free) and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
10  Thank Always_travelling15
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Thanks to tourists who wouldn’t obey the signs telling them not to feed the kangaroos and got kicked and ripped up by bucks as a result, not to mention sadists who like to shoot the odd roo with a crossbow bolt, this area is now...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

The Morisset Psychiatric Hospital is Private property with very ill Psychiatric patients. These people are entitled to their space and privacy. Tourists need to stop entering the hospital grounds and hassling the Kangaroo residents. This picture shows a very heat stressed Roo that tourists nearly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank jayne c
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