Moree is famous for its artesian spa baths and well worth a visit. If you’ve not yet visited these baths just be warned they’re very addictive. Visit once and I guarantee you’ll be planning your next visit before you say goodbye to Moree and head back home.
The good thing about visiting Moree for the baths by train or coach is that the Moree Railway station and coach stop is more or less across the road from the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre. Furthermore, there are numerous small motels close by the Aquatic Centre, all within walking distance.
One of the first sights you’ll see when you arrive is people in their swimsuits ducking across the street between their motel rooms and the aquatic centre. There’s also the Victoria Hotel across from the baths that has accommodation and serve excellent meals. Other popular motels close to the baths are the popular Maria Motel and the Molika Springs Motel both of which we’ve stayed at and can recommend. If you’re looking for a chain motel the Econo Lodge Moree Spa Motor is a little further up the road – 350 m from the hot baths and a 3-minute walk from the railway station and coach stop.
There are also numerous cafes and restaurants close by. If you want Coles or Woolworths, it’s a ten to fifteen-minute walk into town. Or call Moree Taxis on (02) 6752 2753
How to get from Brisbane to Glen Innes, Inverell or Moree
There’s a coach that leaves Brisbane for Moree every Monday and Friday at 10:45 and arrives in Moree at 17:45. The senior’s fare is $88. The coach runs via Warwick and Goondiwindi. Bookings and more details at https://www.crisps.com.au/?p=timetable&r=14
For travellers looking for an alternative route using their Seniors card, you can travel from Brisbane to Moree by train from Roma Street. For Seniors card holders the fare is $53.61. The train (Sydney bound XPT) departs Roma Street at 05:55 and reaches Grafton City at 09:53 where you change for a coach to Moree via Glen Innes and Inverell. The coach arrives at Moree station at 16:05. The coach service from Grafton to Moree only runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Here’s a link to the timetable: https://transportnsw.info/regional-north-coast-line
Tweed Heads to Glen Innes, Inverell or Moree
If you’re travelling from the Gold Coast to Glen Innes, Inverell or Moree, there’s a NSWTrainLink coach that departs Tweed Heads at 05:15 for Casino. At Casino, you’ll change for a train to Grafton. Arriving in Grafton at 09:53, you’ll then change for a NSWTrainlink coach to Moree via Glen Innes and Inverell, arriving in Moree at 16:05. Note that the Grafton to Moree coach only runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Here’s the timetable https://transportnsw.info/regional-north-coast-line
The cost for Seniors card holders from Tweed Heads to Moree is $2.50 if you book seven (7) days or less prior to your departure.
Surfers Paradise or Burleigh Heads to Glen Innes, Inverell or Moree
There is also a daily NSWTrainLink coach service from Surfers Paradise, stopping at Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach through to Casino to meet with the train to Grafton and coach to Moree. This coach departs Surfers Paradise at 05:00 and Burleigh Heads at 05:20, daily.
The regular Seniors Card holders fare from Surfers Paradise to Moree is $51.30. But, if you caught a local Surfside bus down to Tweed Heads and booked less than seven (7) days prior to your departure from Tweed Heads on a (CPE) Country Pensioner Excursion fare to Moree, you’d only pay $2.50. Here’s the timetable at: https://transportnsw.info/regional-north-coast-line
Moree, Inverell or Glen Innes to Brisbane
For your return trip to Brisbane or the Gold Coast go to https://www.cardhacks.com.au/2021/06/28/seniors-card-travel-from-moree-inverell-or-glen-innes-to-brisbane-for-9-18/
Book online at https://transportnsw.info/regional or call NSWTrainLink on 131 500.
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