TOWN OF MOREE
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Moree’ is an Indigenous word meaning “long water hole”. Before white settlement, the area was occupied by the Kamilaroi people whose descendants still reside in the town and surrounding areas.
The town of Moree has a population of roughly 10,000 people and is located approximately 90Km south of the Queensland border on the junction of the Newell and Gwydir Highways, 665Km north west of Sydney.
In terms of Tourism, Moree is promoted as the Artesian Spa Capital of Australia. The town has a popular, hot artesian spa bath complex that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Travelling north on the Newell Highway heading into Moree, you will get to the Moree Airport on your left. Continue past the airport (for approx 1.5km) and take the first left, which is Amaroo Drive. The Amaroo Tavern is approx 200 metres down Amaroo Drive on your right … look for the Big Plane out the front!
The Northern Tablelands Explorer departs Sydney daily, travelling to Moree via Newcastle, on through the Hunter Valley and through the historic rail centre of Werris Creek.
Qantas operate 2 flights per day to/from Sydney via Narrabri.
THERMAL MINERAL BATHS
Moree is renowned as the Spa Capital of Australia. It has many hidden treasures waitiing to be discovered. feeling weary from your travels or just looking for a place to relax? The benefit of soaking in mineral rich artesian water should soothe and revitalise you straight away.
The water used in the spa pools comes from the Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest artesian basins in the world and underlying about one-fifth of Australia. It covers a total area of more than 1,711,000 square kilometres.
Image courtesy of Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre
Would you like to know what goes into producing a successful cotton crop? We can show you exactly what it takes to grow a pair of jeans! Since the mid-1970s, the Moree district has made a significant contribution to Australia’s cotton production with top quality yields for use nationally and internationally.
The Gwydir Carapark and Thermal Pools has been operating since 1979 and caters for all types of accommodation including camping, caravanning, cabins and villas.
The Motel and caravan park provides the ideal setting for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday for those wanting the escape the hustle and bustle of work and busy lifestyles
MOREE ON A PLATE
Moree on a Plate is a contemporary and inspirational ‘festival of flavour‘, show-casing the vast array of food and wine produced in Moree and the surrounding region.
Moree Plains Shire is one of the most productive and diverse agricultural regions in Australia, with MOP providing the opportunity for producers to promote their produce direct to consumers – ‘From the Gate to the Plate‘.
MOREE WATER SKI CLUB
The Moree water park is a facility that caters for all water sports from the competitive water skier to a family wanting a swim on a hot afternoon.
The Moree Water Park includes two tournament standard ski lakes built in compliance with international standards and a recreational circuit lake almost 2.5 klms around.
fishing & camping
Our beautiful black soil plains are threaded with a network of creeks, rivers, billabongs and wetlands providing fabulous places to dangle a line. There’s easy access to wonderful spots throughout the Shire whether you’re looking for a morning’s fishing or a whole weekend of relaxation in the country. You could snare a Silver Perch, Golden Perch or Eel-Tail Catfish or even a glorious Murray Cod.
(Video Courtesy of Moree Tourism)
The home of The Big Plane
Family tavern, dog friendly, events & functions, live music, beer garden, pub food, wood-fired pizza, live sports.
While public gatherings, events and social functions are not an option at the moment, we do know we will one day be allowed to celebrate together. If you would like to enquire about a future event, or tentatively book a date, please contact us.
The Amaroo Tavern is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Please check back in the coming weeks and months.