Moree and Narrabri Area
Relax and rejuvenate in Australia’s natural spa capital. In the Moree and Narrabri area, you’ll discover artesian mineral waters, naturally heated from deep below the earth’s surface. This spectacular region is also surrounded by meandering waterways, eucalypt forests and volcanic landscapes.
The mineral-rich waters are loved for their therapeutic properties. The most famous hot spa is the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre in Moree, a charming town in northwest NSW. The delightful town of Narrabri is a scenic drive south and near the Mount Kaputar National Park.
The natural wonders of the Moree and Narrabri area are spectacular. These incredible attractions can be experienced on outdoor adventures, including camping, mountain biking and canoeing. Near the Pilliga Forest, Yarrie Lake is popular for swimming, fishing and boating.
Culture and the stars
You’ll find many things to do in the two towns, from admiring the beautifully restored art deco buildings in Moree to watching theatre and shows at the Crossing Theatre in Narrabri. The Bank Art Museum Moree houses the most significant collection of Aboriginal paintings in regional NSW.
Learn all about the universe at CSIRO’s world-leading Australia Telescope Compact Array in Narrabri. Just 25km west of the town, this array consists of six 22-metre dish antennas, astronomy exhibits and deep views of the universe.
Rich alluvial soils support the production of cotton, wheat, lamb, beef, olives, wine grapes and pecans. You can take a tour of cotton farms and Stahmann Pecan Nut Farm in Moree, the largest pecan farm in the Southern Hemisphere.
A vibrant events calendar includes the Moree on a Plate Food and Wine Festival. If you prefer to catch your own, cast a line for golden perch and Murray cod at Narrabri Fish Farm, the largest freshwater fish farm in NSW.
Getting there and where to stay
The Moree and Narrabri region is just over seven hours’ drive from Sydney and 5hr 30min from Brisbane. There is a daily train service from Sydney, which takes around 8hr 30min, or you can fly into Moree Airport and rent a car. Places to stay range from campgrounds and caravan parks to guesthouses, country pubs and hotels.