Moree has varied weather throughout the year; April to October are pleasantly warm during the day and cold at night, while November to March are hot during the day and warm at night. There is some rain all year round, but November to February have the heaviest rain and the area is known to flood during these months. There are food and art festivals, picnics, golf and racing events throughout the year, so there is bound to be something exciting to enjoy, whenever you visit. It is slightly cheaper to travel during the hottest and wettest months, as there are fewer tourists at this time.
Moree is located in New South Wales, around 310 miles (500 km) inland. It is in a picturesque area, with a rich heritage and natural wonders, ready for visitors to explore. The town is most famous for being Australia’s Artesian Spa Capital. The Great Artesian Basin, the largest of its kind in the world, was first tapped here in 1895. Today, the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre offers activities and spa treatments using the pure, naturally heated, artesian water. The Moree Plains Gallery was opened to reflect the history and culture of the region, the building itself is an important historical piece of architecture, dating back to 1910. Exhibitions include aboriginal collections and work displaying the culture of the Kamilaroi people, the region’s tribe. The gallery also hosts music recitals, film nights and several different workshops.
Nature in Moree lends itself perfectly to a variety of outdoor activities, from fishing and bird watching to the Boomi Walking Trails, organised by the Boomi Community Co-operative. There are several agri tours available, where you can learn about the region’s history and agriculture. The Lightning Ridge Tour visits the location of the world’s richest opal source. You can see how pecans and cotton are farmed on the Pecan Nut Farm & Township Familiarisation Tour or the Cotton Gin & Town Tour. There are a number of parks and gardens in the city, including Jellicoe Park which hosts a market on the first Sunday of every month.
Getting around the town is easy, you can walk to many places and there are taxis and a wide reaching bus service. The Heritage Trail is a relaxing walking tour, which takes you around the town centre to enjoy the art deco architecture and learn about the local history. The Moree Visitor Information Centre, located at the junction of Newell and Gwydir Highway, is a great place for information on tours, events and activities. You can also taste and buy local produce, such as pecans, honey and olive oil.
The airport is just 3 miles (5 km) and around a five minute drive from the city centre. You can rent a car from the airport or there are metered taxis by Moree Radio Cabs and local buses available. Some hotels offer shuttle services.