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Interesting inland town
Can get very hot in these parts...
In a nutshell
A lovely place to visit for a while..
We travelled to Moree by plane, but you can also travel by car and also train.
QANTAS Link services Moree. The trip up includes a stop at Narrabri where passengers from there to Sydney borad the aircraft. Fifteen minutes later we were on the ground in Moree. All up around 2 hours from Sydney. The trip back to Sydney was quicker because it didn't require a stop in Narrabri.
Now for the funny little story! Michelle, one of my colleagues & a terrific lady is a tad worried about flying in these smaller planes (I'm not overly fussed on the idea either actually!!!) so wasn't too pleased when I pointed out to her that the Pilot & co-Pilot were doing a "high-tech" (said he with tongue in cheek!) inspection of one of the engines up a ladder with a torch. It was after dark. My guess, which turned out to be correct, was that mayber a bird had been sucked into the air intake. After a 40 minute delay we finally got into the air, a bit the worse for wear & somewhat apprehensive (the master of understatement strikes yet again! lol!). Obviously we survived the trip because I'm writing this tip!
When Vicki rang home, one of her sons told her that anything within some metres gets sucked into the air intake of a plane's engine. Also one of local business owner has a sister who owns a travel business & when he told her I was going to Moree she said I should fly as the planes are often hel up or grounded because of birds getting sucked into the air intake!
Updated Apr 8, 2004
This is quite an upmarket shop designed for those with a bit of cash (or credit card) to spare. Unfortunately we three didn't have a lot of either to spare so it was only a relatively quick browse for us with thoughts of what we might like to purchase on another trip with more time and moeny to spare! Sigh!!!
What to buy: It has an excellent range of boomerangs, didgeroos, fabrics, prints, ceramics, carved items, weavings, authentic aboriginal crafts & accessories, tapes & CDs & books.
While much of the merchandise is from other parts of Australia, you will find trhat some boomerangs, didgeridoos & ceramics are locally sourced if you might like a genuine local aboriginal souvenir to take home. Next trip there that's what I'll be looking at, within the affordable range.
What to pay: From a little to a lot. Quite a lot for the top ticket items. Having said that there quite good value items to be purchased. And the other thing to consider is that time & love put into the production. Mind you, I still have concerns as to how much the middleperson (& retailer) gets as opposed to the original artist/producer.
Written Apr 9, 2004
Address: 29 Heber Street, Moree, NSW, 2400
Phone: 02 6752 1588
Now I'm not the fisherman I could have been seeing I was a good one as a young lad (see my Stages of Life 1 album on my homepage for my big fishing catch as a youngster). However when we saw an interesting banner fluttering overhead the Newell Highway (aka Frome St, Moree) about the Easter Carp fishing competition sponsored by Hong Yuen I did a little bit of research.
Apparently Moree & the area around is considered to be the fishing centre of the Gwyder Delta as well as being situated on the Mehi river which will apparently give up Golden Perch & Murray Cod (which seems to be hard to get down around Corowa on the mighty Murray) if you're a half decent fisherperson. Apparently the Gwyder river proper has both of these two fish species & also Silver Bream & Eel-tail Catfish. All of these fish are supposed to be good eating. And as all good fisherpeople know, if you've caught it yourself & it's that fresh then nothing tastes better!
Equipment: You could bring all the necessary gear with you & we did notice a couple of cars in town with the appropriate gear on the roof & in the back.
If you need anything you didn't bring or need any new gear then drop into Hong Yuen's shop in 126 Heber streeet, Moree. IThe experts there are available for sales of tackle & bait & will be very helpful with appropriate advice. I've scanned some info to go with this tip. You'll need to click on it to enlarge it if you are at all interested. If not, just move on dear reader.
Written Apr 16, 2004
Address: check with above for best spots to fish
Phone: 02 6752 2100
Favorite thing: Moree has no shortage of wildlife, driving through these parts, there is always the chance of seeing many kangaroos and emus. Especially during the time when there hasn't been much rain in the region.
So always take care on the roads.. as these guys aren't known for having too much road sense.
Written Apr 1, 2004