Moree & Narrabri Area
Nature around Moree and Narrabri
Spend an adventure-filled day exploring the natural attractions on the Moree Plains. Highlights include Waa Gorge, Rocky Creek Glacial Area, Berrygill Creek, Myall Creek, Boomi and Cranky Rock Reserve. Mount Kaputar National Park, 50 km from Narrabri, is an amazing island of wilderness that rises 1,200m above the surrounding plains.
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About Moree and Narrabri Area
One of the country's richest agricultural areas, the landscape around Moree is striking, with its black soil, cotton crops, cattle farms, parks and homestead gardens.
Beneath the Moree Plains lies the Great Artesian Basin, ensuring Moree's reputation as Australian artesian spa capital. Discovered in 1895, the natural artesian hot springs are said to have health and healing benefits, guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Other things to do around Moree include a guided tour of the largest pecan nut farm in the southern hemisphere or a tour of a local cotton farm.
The rich soils of nearby Narrabri produce some of the best quality wheat, cotton, fat lambs and beef in the world. There are two natural attractions nearby that are well worth a visit. East of Narrabri, Mount Kaputar National Park features the 40-m high columnar basalt cliff face called Sawn Rocks – a must see. Waa Gorge is another spectacular natural highlight of the park. Explore Pilliga Nature Reserve, the largest cypress pine forest in the southern hemisphere, or go fishing on the Barwon River at Mungindi and Boomi.