Moree, NSW



Moree Attractions

Amaroo Tavern

While in Moree make a special trip to the Amaroo Tavern, which has a bistro serving quality meals every day, a kids playground, a beer garden, courtesy bus, large car park, bottle shop and ATM. This tavern has something very different than most taverns in the fact that it has a well-maintained DC3 plane dating back from World War II at the side of the building which has been there since 1993. You are able to take a walk through the plane at no cost.

Located in Amaroo Drive, Moree which runs off the Newell Highway at the southern end of town.

www.amarootavern.com.au/the-plane

Barry Roberts Walk

Take a stroll along the Barry Roberts Walk which is adjacent to the picturesque riverbanks of Moree and continues into adjoining bushland. It also takes in some of the town's heritage sites. A map of the walk is available from the Visitor's Information Centre which is in Lyle Hoolihan Park, near the Gwydir Highway/Newell Highway roundabout, 100 metres south of the Mehi River bridge.

Cotton Farm Tour

Moree is the centre of the largest cotton producing area, where two thirds of the nation's cotton is grown. The cotton is planted in September/October and the harvest begins late March. After the cotton harvest, the roadside assumes an almost surreal look as the fine white cotton that has been swept from passing trucks lies in snowlike drifts for kilometres.

You can book a tour of the farm and to the ginnery during the cotton season from late March to early August. You will be taken to where the cotton is picked and then to where it is packed into modules ready to be transported to the gins. At the ginnery you will see how the seeds and sticks are removed and the raw cotton is cleaned before bailing. Throughout the tour you are given a brief history and informative talk on all things cotton. This tour concludes with a trip around the Moree township. For more details of the tour or to book a seat contact the Visitors Information Centre

Hot Artesian Pool Complex

The benefits of natural artesian mineral waters were discovered thousands of years ago and have been used for their curative powers ever since. These mineral baths are a wonderful place to provide much needed therapy for those seeking to relieve aching muscles and arthritic pain. Many tourists, locals and people from surrounding towns visit Moree for a soak in the hot mineral baths, which the town is well known for. It's recommended you stay in no longer than five minutes at a time in the hottest baths or you could alternate between the hottest at 41 degrees to the outdoor pool at 27 degrees. To get that added zing in your step, top it off with a 10 minute or 30 minute massage which must be booked in advance.

From the northern entrance to Moree, continue straight ahead passed the Gwydir Highway turnoff along Lou Swan Way for 2.5 kilometres, then turn right at the traffic lights where it is signposted to Hospital and Town Centre. Take the 2nd left onto Warialda Street then the 1st left onto Anne Street. The entrance to the complex is 60 metres on the right. Located at 20 Anne Street, Moree

From the southern entrance to Moree, continue straight ahead passed the Town Centre turnoff for 1.5 kilometres then turn left at the traffic lights where it is signposted to Hospital and Town Centre. Take the 2nd left onto Warialda Street then the 1st left onto Anne Street. The entrance to the complex is 60 metres on the right.

Mehi Murri Art Studio

A group of students (Mehi Murri) from the Moree TAFE campus wanted to set up an environment where Aboriginal students could study their culture and express it through art and craft. They also wanted it to provide an essential opportunity for visitors to meet with them, interact with them and allow them to share their culture, their heritage and their stories of growing up in Moree. At the studio you are free to watch students as they paint and all the art works can be purchased directly from the artist. They are happy to talk with you about their designs, their style of art, and what has inspired the designs they are creating.

An optional extra is to enjoy a meal in the company of the artists in a relaxed atmosphere. The meal usually consists of a big pot of curried chicken and vegetables plus small dampers cooked over ashes and you get to cook your own damper. If you choose to stay for the meal, advanced bookings are essential. The cooking is all done on the grassed area of the studio grounds.

The studio is located directly behind the Moree Plains Gallery, on the corner of Heber and Frome Street. Access is through the side gates. Entry by Gold Coin donation.

Moree Cemetery

This historic cemetery is a 'must see' for historians and genealogists. One headstone in particular marks the tomb of Mary Brand who, along with her husband, effectively founded the Moree town-site in 1852 when she opened a store. In 1861 she established the first Inn. Her daughter, buried alongside, was the first white child born in Moree. Another famous grave is that of Edward Dickens who is the son of the famous writer Charles Dickens. Edward arrived in Australia in 1868 and worked for the Moree Lands Department until his death in 1902. His grave is on the left as you walk through the main gates.

From the northern entrance to Moree, turn right onto the Gwydir Highway towards the Town Centre. Travel 2 kilometres then turn right to stay on the Gwydir Highway (signposted to Collarenebri and Walgatt). Follow the highway for 1.5 kilometres and the entrance to the cemetery is on the left immediately passed Coolibah Road.

From the southern entrance to Moree, turn left off the Newell Highway where it is signposted to Town Centre. After 800 metres, turn left onto Jones Avenue then take the 3rd right onto Edward Street (signposted to Collarenebri). Follow this street for 2 kilometres then turn left onto the Gwydir Highway (signposted to Collarenebri). The entrance to the cemetery is 1 kilometre on the left immediately passed Coolibah Road.

Moree Plains Gallery

This gallery provides a rich cultural and educational experience with major works by indigenous and non-indigenous artists. Over recent years the gallery has made a feature of solo shows by New South Wales artists. There is a carved ‘Myall Tree’ within the gallery that was created by Kamilaroi artist Lawrence Leslie under the patronage of the Moree Cultural Art Foundation. The Kamilaroi people traditionally incised living trees with symbolic and ceremonial designs. This carved tree pays tribute to that heritage. The gallery also houses an important collection of artefacts, rocks and stones from the Kamilaroi region plus a collection of wooden artefacts and barks and a growing collection of regional contemporary Indigenous artworks.

From the northern entrance to Moree, continue straight ahead passed the Gwydir Highway turnoff along Lou Swan Way for 2.5 kilometres, then turn right at the traffic lights where it is signposted to Hospital and Town Centre. After 450 metres turn right at the roundabout towards the Town Centre. Cross over the Mehi River Bridge then immediately turn right onto Frome Street. Kirkby Park is on the corner. Travel 700 metres and the Gallery is on the corner of Frome Street and Heber Street in the old Commercial Bank building.

From the southern entrance to Moree, continue straight ahead passed the Town Centre turnoff for 1.5 kilometres then turn left at the traffic lights where it is signposted to Hospital and Town Centre. After 450 metres turn right at the roundabout towards the Town Centre. Cross over the Mehi River Bridge then immediately turn right onto Frome Street. Kirkby Park is on the corner. Travel 700 metres and the Gallery is on the corner of Frome Street and Heber Street in the old Commercial Bank building.

www.moreeplainsgallery.org.au

Trawalla Pecan Farm Tour

This pecan nut farm is the largest in the southern hemisphere with over 70,000 nut trees, producing a staggering 95% of all pecan nuts in Australia which is harvested mechanically from May to July. A conducted group tour of the nut farm is provided to visitors with the opportunity to taste test pecan nuts and to enjoy a cuppa and a piece of pecan slice. The pecan farm tour concludes with a tour of the township of Moree.

For dates and times of the tours contact the Visitors Information Centre

www.austnuts.com.au/stahmann/index.html

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016