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Where's the Best Place to See Wild Kangaroos in NSW?

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Published April 24th 2016
Seeing kangaroos in the outdoor is generally the top thing to do for visitors coming to Australia. Here's my list of top 4 places I have almost always spotted kangaroos.

1. Morisset - Silky Oak Drive
This one is my top spot for kangaroo spotting. Only 120 kilometers north of Sydney, you will never go away from here without sighting kangaroos. And surprisingly there are plenty of them and they aren't shy to take a selfie with you.

Drive up to Morisset and navigate towards the open plains along Silky Oak Drive near the Morisset Psychiatric Services Hospital. You'll find that there are plenty towards sunset.

Kangaroo spotting at Morisset
Kangaroo spotting at Morisset

Kangaroo spotting at Morisset
Kangaroos at Morisset

2. Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley is a great place for kangaroo spotting at dusk (or sometimes during the day too). Driving up to the vineyards, you always spot kangaroos in the valley or just hopping by in the distance. Watch out for the 'Kangaroo Ahead' signs and you will most definitely find them there. We spotted a group of around 80-100 at dusk but they ran away too quick for us to click.
Hunter Valley Kangaroo spotting
Kangaroos at the Hunter Valley

3. Sanctuary point (near Hyams beach)
On a trip to Hyams beach, we stayed over at Sanctuary point only to find kangaroos in the neighbour's backyard. Sanctuary point is around 200 kms south of Sydney

Kangaroos in Sanctuary point
Kangaroos in Sanctuary point

Later on while driving to Hyams beach we saw plenty of them en-route. None of them stayed to pose for us though.

4. Jenolan caves
On the way to Jenolan caves from the Blue Mountains, we found many kangaroos. The route is narrow and forces you to go slow and gives the passengers some time to look around for the kangaroos hopping about.

I'd love for readers to share any more places around Sydney that they have spotted kangaroos.
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I enjoyed your article. I do enjoy watching kangaroos in the wild. I saw a large group a couple of weeks ago, on the side of the hill, near the Hume Highway in Victoria. There must have been 50 or 60 kangaroos grazing on the hillside. Great article.
by CassandraJoy (score: 3|1021) 2586 days ago
Nelson Bay Golf club Port Stephens NSW
Hundreds of kangaroos not afraid of the flying golf balls and hiding in the sand bunkers
by DOYLE (score: 0|4) 2471 days ago
Thanks for the great tip madim and praka. For other readers Cattai National park is the the Hawkesbury region around 65 kms from Sydney.
by Priyanka (score: 2|445) 2595 days ago
Hi Mary, thanks for the tip on Eureka clearing. I researched on it and a lot of campers have discussed seeing kangaroos there.
by Priyanka (score: 2|445) 2586 days ago
Cattai camping ground
by madim (score: 0|6) 2595 days ago
Morisset Nsw..the best so far..take Silky oak Drive after the river crossing right turn to ACACIA Avenue,,their is a wide open reserve on the right side of the road you will see lots of kangaroos .. late afternoon is best..
by deodi (score: 0|2) 1838 days ago
Kangaroo Encounters Tours Nelson Bay Golf Club
by kanga (score: 0|4) 1915 days ago
Sanctuary Point NSW
by lisab (score: 0|2) 2078 days ago
One of the best places for seeing a lot of kangaroos in the middle of a town is at the Nelson Bay golf club. Go in and order a drink about 1 hour before sunset, sit out on the outdoor deck and they will be grazing right in front of you until it gets dark
by terry (score: 0|2) 2454 days ago
Your readers may be interested that Travel Ideology takes international tourists to see kangaroos in the wild from Sydney. See
by Bruce (score: 0|2) 2482 days ago
We stayed near Adaminaby in the ski season and we'd never seen so many kangaroos!! We booked a cottage in Anglers Reach. Kangaroos came right up to the front porch. The kids thought it was fantastic getting up close. The 'roos loved eating the bread we put out for them.
by Jenfu (score: 0|2) 2540 days ago
silverdale and warragamba
by marga (score: 0|2) 2593 days ago
Euroka clearing in the blue mountains national park via glen brook. Often lots of kangaroos there. M. Cox
by mary (score: 1|25) 2595 days ago
We can see lot of them at Cattai national park towards sunset. It is not far atom sydney
by praka (score: 0|2) 2595 days ago
There are a number of major problems associated with the Morrisset site.
People are seriously harming the kangaroos health by feeding them and everything from carrots to McDonalds fries and guests are also endangering themselves.
A number of visitors have been seriously injured by kangaroo attacks.
Visitors mistakenly believe the animals are ‘tame’ and behave inappropriately.
Kangaroo Phil
by kanga (score: 0|4) 1838 days ago

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