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Moree

Warm Winter Escape - Moree is a fantastic location if you want to experience nature's day spa - natural artesian bore baths are the best way for soothing arthritis and sinking into a toasty warm giant bath after a cool day

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About Moree

Moree – Spa Capital of Australia

This is Australia's big outdoors where the stars seem to touch the earth. A chance to take the road less travelled and enjoy great country hospitality.

Also known as the Spa Capital of Australia, the township of Moree is a regional centre on the New South Wales and Queensland border with daily air and rail links to Sydney.

The name Moree in Kamilaroi means "The Long Water Hole", although some historians have translated it to be "The Rising Sun". Prior to the 1830's, the Kamilaroi people lived extensively across the Moree Plains region.

Cultural Site

The significant cultural site of Boobera Lagoon is located in the northern part of the Shire near Boggabilla.

Moree Artesian Spa Baths

The famous Moree Bore (Bore Baths) was completed in 1895. People from all over the world have enjoyed the healing qualities of the natural hot mineral springs for over one hundred years.

European History

In 1832, Major Thomas Mitchell arrived in the vicinity to investigate runaway convict George Clarke's story of the Kindur, a great river, which flowed northwest to the sea. He reached the Barwon, near Mungindi.

James Brand opened the first store in Moree in 1852. In 1853 a Post Office was added to the store.

The first land sales were held in June 1868 and a small school was established in July 1872 with 53 students. A Branch of the Bank of New South Wales was opened in Frome Street in September 1876 and the District Hospital in 1885.

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs