ABOUT MOREE

Moree is a delightful town in the beautiful Gwydir Valley in northwest NSW. 

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and see in and around Moree, from fishing in the Gwydir delta waterways to heritage and agricultural tours and exploring fine art in the Moree Plains Gallery. The indigenous art collection in the gallery is one of the most significant in Regional NSW.

The main streets are dotted with beautifully restored heritage buildings you can explore on the Moree Heritage and Art Deco Guided Walk, which departs from the visitor information centre.

Moree Plains Artesian Pools & Water Park

Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre

Whether you chose to do as little or as much as you like at the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC), Moree’s major tourist attraction home of the Artesian Water, FINA Standard Olympic Pool, Commercial Gym, 10m high Waterslide and Children’s Waterpark is a place for all ages. It also has features the Wellness & Day Spa where you can simply just take the time to unwind, relax, re-energise and recuperate.

MAAC features:
• Artesian spas with soothing mineral-rich naturally heated water
• FINA Standard Olympic Pool
• Commercial Gym
• 10m High Waterslide
• Children’s Waterpark
• Café
• Group Fitness

MAW Wellness Centre features:
• Artesian Soak & Sauna Retreat
• Massage
• Facials
• Body Treatments
• Manicures & Pedicures

 

The centre is open daily, closing only on Christmas Day and the last week of July
each year for annual maintenance.

moree artesian aquatic centre

Operating Times:
• Mon – Fri: 6am-8pm
• Sat – Sun: 7am-7pm

Casual Visit Fees:
• Adult: $8.00
• Concession: $6.00
• Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $25.00
Day passes and multiple visit passes available.

For more information please contact:
Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre
20 Anne Street, Moree NSW 2400
Phone: (02) 6752 2272
Web: www.maacltd.com
Email: info@maacltd.com

Moree Water Park

For over a century spent Artesian from Moree’s famous Hot Artesian Pools has been discharged into the Mehi River. To solve an environmental issue and provide health, well being and regional sustainability, Moree Plains Shire Council in consultation with the Moree Water Ski Club (MWSC) developed an idea to reuse the water by building a community Water Park situated in the Evergreen Precinct 10 km south of Moree.
Now with the help of the community MWSC has partnered with Council to take on the task of developing the site into a state of the art recreational facility.
The Moree Water Park includes two tournament standard ski lakes built in compliance with international standards and a recreational circuit lake almost 2.5 km around.
The lakes are filling at around 1.2 million litres of water per day.
The Moree water park is a facility that caters for all water sports from the competitive water skier to a family wanting a swim on a hot afternoon.

moree water park

The Moree water park currently offers:

• 2 purpose built tournament water ski lakes both fitted with slalom course. North/ South and East/West layout to account for any breeze
• 2.5km circuit lake for all water activities
• Modern Amenities block

• Concrete boat ramps for each lake
• Fresh water supply on site
• All weather access
• Ski jump, wake board rails and kickers
• Picnic and BBQ areas
• Camping grounds
• Docks

For more information please contact:
Moree Water Ski Club
21060 Newell Hwy
Moree NSW 2400
Web: www.moreewaterskiclub.com.au
Email: admin@moreewaterski.com.au

Agricultural Tours

Every season brings something new to see and experience in the Moree Shire and the surrounding area. From Pecan Nuts (largest plantation in the Southern Hemisphere) and Cotton farm to Black Opals and Glass bottle houses.

O’Dempsey’s Charters & Local Tours

O’Dempsey’s Guided Tours offers three seasonal tours, all which offer a courtesy pick up and return service to any accommodation provider or destination in Moree. They are designed to teach the young and young-at-heart about two of Moree’s significant agricultural crops and the value that they add to the community.

1) Pecan Nut Farm & Town – All year round (3 Hour)
Featuring Stahmann’s Pecan Nut Farm, ‘Trawalla’ the largest and most productive Pecan Nut plantation in the southern hemisphere. The plantation is strictly assessable by guided tour only. The tour provides visitors with the opportunity to taste-test pecan nuts and enjoy a cuppa and a piece of pecan slice during the morning and a town tour featuring some of Moree’s favourite historical buildings.

pecan nut farm & town
cotton farm, cotton gin & town tour

2) Cotton Farm, Cotton Gin & Town Tour – Seasonal (3 Hour)

Tour around one of the many operational cotton farms to view where the cotton is harvested and packed into modules/bales ready for transportation to the Cotton Gin. Travel then to the Gin to observe the ginning process where raw cotton being cleaned and seeds are removed from the cotton lint and packaged for export. This tour also includes courtesy pick up and return from your accommodation and a town familiarisation tour.

3) Lightning Ridge Tour – Seasonal (Full Day)

The ridge is famous for Black opals it is recognised worldwide as the largest source of quality opals. The full day tour will allow you to explore the various mines, opal fields and maybe purchase some fine black opals. The black opal is non-crystalline silica, similar to quartz, but is not a mineral. Its internal structure enables unique diffraction of light to produce white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. The Tour includes pickup and drop off to your accommodation, morning tea at Collarenebri. Please note that lunch, attractions, souvenirs and underground tours like the Chamber of the Black Hand are not included in tour price.

Please note that minimum numbers do apply for the tours to operate. At times tours may be cancelled if wet weather ensues (due to unsealed access roads to the farms). Persons who have booked will be contacted if the tour is cancelled.

lightning ridge tour

For tour dates, times & bookings please contact:
Odempseys Charters & Local
Phone: 0427 542 167
Web: www.odempseys.com.au
Email: info@ODempseys.com.au

Moree Plains Clubs

moree race club inc.

Moree Race Club Inc.

The Moree Race Club has been established for over 100 years, with the running of the first Moree Cup in 1881. Spectators were thrilled at the elite equines as they race across the black soil plains of the Moree Shire for the very first time.
The Moree Race Club holds 6 race meetings a year which include the Cotton Cup Charity Race Day (February), Moree Cup (September) Easter Races, Golden Triangle Picnic races, and the very popular Christmas Twilight races (December) where locals and visitors enjoy the fashion on the field and dance the night away.
For more information please contact:
Moree Race Club Inc.
PO Box 185
Moree NSW 2400
Racecourse Telephone: (02) 6752 3284
Phone: 0427 542 167
Web: www.moreeraceclub.com.au
Email: raceclubmoree@bigpond.com

Moree Motorcycle Club

Moree Motorcycle Club and the Boolooroo Raceway began in 2000 and since its inception has grown and developed into a thriving and successful sporting club. In 1999-2000, the track was established enabling the club to develop a high standard, fully irrigated, perfectly groomed motocross track. The club offers various events throughout the year, including Club days and Interclub days supporting both motocross and enduro riding. One of its highlight events is the Boolooroo Open held annually.
Over the past five years, the club has been fortunate enough to have increased support and dedication from its members and the wider Moree community. This has enabled the club to hold high level motocross events such as the North Coast MX Series in 2015 and the Rockstar MX Nationals in previous years. As a result of the clubs’ dedication and hard work and support from the local community, the club received the honour of Rockstar MX Nationals ‘Venue of the Year’ for both 2010 and 2011.

For more information please contact:
Moree Motorcycle Club
Boolooroo Raceway Newell Hwy
Moree NSW 2400
Phone: 0437 778 020
Web: www.moreemotorcycleclub.com
Email: info@moreemotorcycleclub.com

Moree Golf Club and Pro-Shop

Moree Golf Club first opened for play on 8th August of 1906. The course offers a combination of challenge and enjoyment, catering for seasoned players and the beginner. Challenge yourself with the Club’s creative 18 hole, par 72 championship Golf Course with 328 couch grass greens, laid over 6110m of undulating landscape bisected by the Mehi River.
Moree Golf Club is a gathering place for local community and guests, providing excellent facilities, great food and local conversation on the balcony of the clubhouse, overlooking the golf course.
The Moree Golf Club has it all. Apart from the picturesque golf course, the club offers a range of facilities for the individual or golfing group. These facilities include:
• A practice fairway
• Large chipping and putting greens
• Fully serviced Pro Shop
The experienced staff are available to give lessons and to help visitors feel welcome.

moree golf club and pro-shop

Moree Golf Pro Shop
The Golf Club has motorised Carts available, a fully stocked pro shop, AAA Accredited Club Professional, Professional Club Fitter, and golf equipment to hire.

For more information please contact:
Moree Golf Club and Pro-Shop
2 Greenbah Rd
Moree NSW 2400
Golf Club: (02) 6752 1405
Pro-Shop: (02) 6752 1480
Web: www.moreegolfclub.com.au
Email: admin@moreegolfclub.com.au

Moree On a Plate

Moree on a Plate is a contemporary and inspirational ‘festival of flavour‘, show-casing the vast array of food and wine produced in Moree and the surrounding region. Moree Plains Shire is one of the most productive and diverse agricultural regions in Australia, with MOP providing the opportunity for producers to promote their produce direct to consumers – ‘From the Gate to the Plate‘.
The core activities of Moree on a Plate are:
• Food & Wine Festival – producer and art exhibitors, food and wine stalls, entertainment, Kids Korner
• Celebrity Chef cooking classes and demonstrations which incorporate and feature local cuisine
• Gala Event (hosted later in the year). Last year we hosted a Long Lunch and will be looking to do the same in September this year with produce from stalls exhibited at Moree on a Plate Food & Wine Festival featuring on the menu. In previous years this event has included cocktail parties, book launches, art exhibitions and live music.
The event started in 2004 as a way to showcase the evolving boutique industries in the region such as olives, citrus and wine. It is now one of the premier events in the North West and a wonderful way to promote Moree and the region, as well as the diversity of industries within the area.

For more information please contact:
Moree on a Plate
PO Box 758
Moree NSW 2400
Web: www.moreeonaplate.com.au
Email: info@moreeonaplate.com.au

Winery and Parklands

woolaway wines

Woolaway Wines

Woolaway Wines was originally founded in 2001 in the Hunter Valley by two school mates who were looking to start a new business venture. They leased a rundown vineyard on the Milbrodale Road at Broke. The property was sold in 2004 and they had to vacate the property.
In 2005 they decided to head to Moree to open the winery there. Moree has a high volume of tourist traffic between Melbourne and Brisbane. The aim was to produce premium quality wines from grapes produced in the New England/North West region of New South Wales, while experimenting with grape varieties in Moree to determine their sustainability for the prevailing climate and soil types of the area.
Let Woolaway Wines tantalise your taste buds!

For more information please contact:
227 Bendygleet Road
Moree NSW 2400
Phone: (02) 6752 1794
Mob: 0428 651 653
Email: andrew@woolawaywines.com.au

Opening Times
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday : 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am – 1pm
Plus public holidays (excluding Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Mount Kaputar National Park

Mount Kaputar National Park is located on the edge of the NSW north west slopes, centred on the Nandewar Range. The range’s distinctive landform is a result of volcanic activity which occurred about 17-21 million years ago during the Miocene Epoch. The national park was once occupied by Kamilaroi speaking Aboriginal people. To this day, the park contains evidence of Aboriginal occupation including scarred trees and shelters containing stone flakes and artefacts.
A large proportion of the Park is declared wilderness and is home to a number of rare and threatened plants and animals. These include the turquoise parrot, little and common bent-wing bats, koala, brush-tailed rock wallaby, square-tailed kite (bird), tiger quoll yellow-bellied glider, burrawang (cycad), mint bush and helmet greenhood.
Take in the stunning scenery from the Park’s lookouts, view its breathtaking rock formations, have a relaxing picnic or barbecue, or stay overnight in a picturesque campground or cabin accommodation. Bring your binoculars to enjoy bird watching, or to search for possums and greater gliders after dark. Or for a more adventurous trip; walk one of the park’s many tracks, or go for a mountain bike or horse ride through the spectacular landscape. It has to be said, Mount Kaputar National Park is an explorer’s paradise. Mount Kaputar is an explorer’s paradise and a fantastic wilderness escape in NSW.

 
mount kaputar national park

For more information please contact:
National Parks Contact Centre
Phone: 13000 72757
Web: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/mount-kaputar-national-park
Email: parks.info@environment.nsw.gov.au
Opening Times: Daily 9am-5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 

Cranky Rock Nature Reserve

Cranky Rock is classified as a Nature Reserve located 5km east of Warialda, off the Gwydir Highway. A jumble of giant boulders heaped in the most fantastic positions by a past volcanic upheaval featuring excellent picnic facilities, suspension bridge, a peaceful relaxing spot, birdlife & wildlife sanctuary and a viewing platform.

Visitors can go fossicking along the creek. Signs of Aboriginal life can be seen within the nature reserve amongst the many plant life. Large shelter with free barbecues, public toilets and a children’s playground are available to for visitors.

There is a full time caretaker and kiosk on site and should you wish to camp overnight in its campground with powered/unpowered sites and hot showers available. Walking trails are established to suit either an easy stroll or a more challenging walk for the adventurous hiker.

The name Cranky Rock was derived from an old legend which said that an old “Cranky Chinaman” jumped to his death from the highest point of the balancing rocks after being accused of some wrong doing.

The story of Warialda’s Cranky Rock and the Chinaman has intrigued the people of Warialda for generations. No one claims to know exactly what happened, but a legend exists. A ‘cranky’ Chinese was chased by the police and leaped to his death from the high rock as he avoided being captured by the police for murdering a Warialda woman. The tale claims that Cranky Rock received its name from the Chinese man.

cranky rock nature reserve

For more information please contact:
Cranky Rock Reserve 
Phone (Caretaker): (02) 6729 1402 
Phone (Warialda Information Centre): (02) 6729 0046 
Web: www.warialdansw.com.au/cranky-rock-recreation-reserve/

rocky creek glacial area

Rocky Creek Glacial Area

The Rocky Creek glaciation existed 290 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period. A vast amount of weathering and erosion has occurred over the past 200 million years, so all the original glacial landscape features have been eroded and replaced by those typically associated with running water.
The fluvio-glacial conglomerate rocks found in the bed of Rocky Creek show the glacial past of this landscape.
The Glacial area is a great swimming area, picnic spot and camping is permitted however the only facilities available are toilets. 
Caution: Access via Terry Hie Hie Road is unsealed along portions of the road. DRY WEATHER ROAD ONLY! 

For more information please contact: 
Moree Visitor Information Centre
67 Alice Street 
Moree NSW 2400 
Phone: (02) 6757 3350 
Web: www.moreetourism.com.au