Free Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre shuttle service for Moree’s visitors

Up and away: MAAC chief operating officer Julie Rushby and chief executive Scott Hawkins launched the new shuttle service last week.

Up and away: MAAC chief operating officer Julie Rushby and chief executive Scott Hawkins launched the new shuttle service last week.

Moree’s world-class artesian aquatic centre has launched a new service for business visitors.

A free airport shuttle service will run Monday to Friday from the airport catering for Qantas and Fly Corporate flights.

Moree is known to have fly-in, fly-out visitors here strictly on business.

However, the shuttle will allow guests to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation without the worry of getting to the airport to catch their flights back to the city.

Business guests will have the opportunity to enjoy their wait time at the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC).

Chief executive Scott Hawkins said many of Moree’s visitors find they have a gap between meetings and flight times out of Moree.

“Some will have morning meetings and the Fly Corporate visitors are here overnight, but what do they do until they have to get back on the plane?,” he said.

The free shuttle offers hour-prior drop off times.

Qantas passengers of the 7.05pm departure can catch the 6pm shuttle from the aquatic centre back to the airport and Fly Corporate passengers will catch the 9.15am shuttle for the 10.15am departure.

“We have free social wifi, the all-day cafe, our beautiful artesian waters, the gym and day spa so instead of visitors staying in their rooms they can experience something Moree is renowned for,” he said.

Mr Hawkins said the wait times for Moree’s guests were usually outside of retail hours making it difficult for them to enjoy cafes or local shops.

Tailored to suit business people visiting the town, the idea stemmed from just that.

“We’ve had ladies in town for business who’ve heard about the aquatic centre, come in, purchased a pair of swimmers and enjoyed their swim,” he said.

A new banner and pamphlets have been established at the airport to inform guests, with the hopes word will spread after a few people try out the service.

“Those using the shuttle service can visit reception and let staff know once they arrive so the shuttle can be arranged for the set departure times,” Mr Hawkins said.

The new service hopes to tap into a new market and encourage visitors to enjoy a world-class facility in the heart of Moree.

For more information about the free shuttle service, or the Moree Artesian Aquatic Cente call the friendly staff on 6752 2272.