A place of relaxation and rejuvenation, Moree is in the beautiful Gwydir Valley in northwest NSW. Soak in hot artesian springs, sourced naturally from deep inside the Great Artesian Basin, and discover the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich waters.
Thousands of visitors flock to the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre each year to enjoy the soothing thermal springs, which are naturally heated at 41 degrees Celsius. The centre also has a day spa, sauna and gym, and offers massages and other revitalising treatments.
Other things to do and see in and around Moree include fishing in the Gwydir delta waterways, joining a heritage and agricultural tour, and exploring fine art in the Bank Art Museum Moree. The gallery’s indigenous art collection is one of the most significant in Regional NSW.
The main streets are lined with beautiful heritage buildings, best explored on the guided Moree Heritage and Art Deco Walk, which departs from the Moree Visitor Information Centre. A pretty riverside picnic spot is Mary Brand Park, named after Moree’s first store-keeper and hotelier.
Moree’s rich black soil supports cotton, wheat, beef cattle, olive groves, vineyards and pecans. Take a tour of Stahmann Pecan Nut Farm’s Trawalla, the largest pecan farm in the Southern Hemisphere. Or join a cotton and gin farm tour of Australia’s richest cotton-producing region.
Moree celebrates its thriving agricultural community at the vibrant Moree Show in April and the delicious Moree on a Plate Food and Wine Festival in May. Places to stay suit various budgets, ranging from caravan parks and classic country pubs to motels.
You can get to Moree by road, rail or air. The town is seven hours’ drive from Sydney and five hours from Brisbane. NSW TrainLink's Moree XPLORER has daily services between Sydney and Moree, via Newcastle, Maitland and the Upper Hunter, as well as Quirindi, Gunnedah and Narrabri.