Streetscape, ‘Shot by Jake’ / Tourism New South Wales

Population 8085

Moree sits at the junction of the Mehi and Gwydir rivers and is the centre of the thriving local farming district. Thanks to its rich black-soil plains, one local claimed, 'You could put a matchstick in the ground overnight and get a walking-stick in the morning'. The town is also known for its artesian spas, with therapeutic qualities said to cure arthritis and rheumatism.

Visitor Information

Cnr Alice St and Victorian Tce; (02) 6757 3350

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

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  • Bingara

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  • Wee Waa

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In Town

Spa complex These spas were discovered accidentally when settlers were searching for reliable irrigation water. A bore was sunk into the Great Artesian Basin and the water that emerged was 41°C. The complex also has an outdoor heated pool and an array of leisure activities that attract 300 000 visitors each year. Cnr Anne and Gosport sts.

Moree Plains Regional Gallery: contemporary Aboriginal art and artefacts and changing exhibitions; Frome St.

The Big Plane: DC3 transport plane with tours available at Amaroo Tavern; Amaroo Dr.

Dhiiyaan Indigenous Centre: located in the town's library, this was the first Aboriginal genealogy centre where Indigenous people could access historical family information and photographs; Cnr Balo and Albert sts.

Barry Roberts Historical Walk: self-guide tour includes the courthouse and the Moree Lands Office, which was restored after a fire in 1982; brochure from visitor centre.


Trewalla Pecan Farm: largest orchard in the Southern Hemisphere yielding 95 per cent of Australia's pecans; tour bookings at visitor centre; 35 km E.

Cotton Gins: inspections during harvest; Apr–July; details at visitor centre.

Birdwatching: several excellent sites in the area; brochure from visitor centre.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Dragon & Phoenix Palace

Located at the Best Western Dragon and Phoenix Motel, the Dragon Phoenix Palace offers great Chinese meals in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It also has a steakhouse with ‘Aussie’ meals if the hanging... Find out more

Campsites around town

Rocky Creek Glacial camping areas 76 km

Rocky Creek is a picturesque string of placid waterholes formed by glacial activity about 290 million years ago. There are numerous camping areas scattered along the creek, but they’re pretty basic; bring your own... Find out more

Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve 79 km

Located 8 km east of Warialda on the Gwydir Hwy, Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve is characterised by a visually arresting assembly of granite boulders, picnic facilities, a kiosk and bush shower. Visitors can follow a... Find out more

Gwydir River camping areas 93 km

Bingara is a quaint and friendly town, 100 km north-east of Narrabri on the Gwydir River. There’s a 10 km area eastward from the town on Keera Rd where casual riverside bush camping is available. You can swim, fish... Find out more

Bark Hut camping area 96 km

There are 15 camping spots here, on the main access road about 6 km from Mt Kaputar. This is the starting point for the demanding Scutts Hut walk (19 km, 6 hr), which should only be undertaken by fit, experienced and... Find out more

Dawsons Spring camping area 96 km

Just past the Mt Kaputar summit on the main access road, Dawsons Spring is a larger camping area with access to the medium–difficult Summit Walk (2 km, 1.5 hr) and Bundabulla Circuit Track (3 km, 3 hr), and the... Find out more

Barwon River camping area (bush camping) 99 km

This basic camping area is set on the north bank of the Barwon River in Mungindi, 118 km south-east of St George.... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Gwydir Carapark 3 km

This park is located on the southern approach to Moree, about 3 km from the town centre. It has good amenities but its most attractive feature is the hot mineral spa and pool. A relaxing dip in a thermal pool is very... Find out more

Big Sky Caravan Park 96 km

Conveniently located in the heart of town, this is a large grassy caravan park within walking distance of the main street and close to the RSL club. It is a good friendly park close to the highway and is ideal for a few... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Artesian Spa Motor Inn

Cocooned by 2 hectares of manicured gardens, Artesian Spa Motor Inn boasts its very own therapeutic artesian thermal pool, and offers simple, comfortable accommodation from double to family rooms. A swimming pool and... Find out more

Moree Spa Motor Inn

In the heart of Moree and close to restaurants, shops and the Hot Mineral Baths, Moree Spa Motor Inn provides comfortable motel-style accommodation in a range of rooms to suit all travellers. There are standard rooms and... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Moree Park Area 1 km

North side of town

Parking area just off the highway. Good facilities. Limited shade.

Boolooroo rest area 8 km

8km NE of Moree (L) or 106km SW of Boggabilla (R)

Adjacent to the highway and under a couple of trees.

Gum Flat camping area 23 km

T/O 25km E of Moree (L) or 55km W of Warialda (R)

Secluded area 3km (unsealed) north of the highway on the riverbank.

Gil Gil Creek rest area 37 km

39km N of Moree (L) or 75km S of Boggabilla (R)

Just off the highway among a couple of trees.

Tookey Creek rest area 46 km

48km S of Moree (L)

Adjacent to the highway and surrounded by scrub. For southbound only.

Cunninghams rest area 70 km

78km E of Moree (L) or 2km W of Warialda (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Koorligur rest area 73 km

3km E of Warialda (R) or 58km W of Inverell (L)

Just off the highway among some trees.

North Star rest area 78 km

85km N of Moree (R) or 29km S of Boggabilla (L)

Well off the highway among a few trees.

Dumboy Creek rest area 95 km

25km SE of Warialda (R) or 36km NW of Inverell (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

What's on around town

Market: Jellicoe Park; 1st Sun each month (not Jan).

Opera in the Paddock: odd-numbered years; Mar.

Picnic Races: May.

Moree on a Plate: food and wine festival; May.

Australian Cotton Trade Show: May.

Harmony on the Plains Multicultural Festival: Aug.

Golden Grain Festival: Nov.

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