The Clarence Valley
Rugged mountains, broad rivers, magnificent National Parks & historic villages are some of the delights in store as you holiday and stay in The Clarence Valley.
Located just four hours south of Brisbane on the north coast of NSW, the Clarence Valley is an ideal holiday or short break destination. Among the rugged mountains, green valleys and wild bushland, stockmen still muster on horseback to the sound of cracking stock whips and barking cattle dogs. You can explore the quaint country villages and towns, take scenic drives through the countryside and discover beautiful natural wonders such as National Parks and the Clarence River Gorge.
Heritage and arts
As the regions capital for 150 years, Grafton has much to offer, explore the regions past at the historical society and Heritage Walking Trail or visit the Regional Art Gallery.
River of adventure
Drop in a tinny, cruise or sail 95kms of navigable water broad water or canoe and kayak on the white water of the upper reaches. The Clarence River and its tributaries are perfect for a spot of fresh or salt water fishing.
Surrounded by lush fertile plains, rich rainforests and rural land it is easy to step away from the rush of the everyday and enjoy riverside lunches, picnics and bush walking tracks. Delve into the convict history of the Clarence and learn about the cedar getters and early settlers.
Grafton is the event capital of the North Coast with many cultural and sporting events. This October marks the 80th anniversary of the Jacaranda Festival, the oldest family floral festival in Australia. Enjoy the high octane fun of the Bridge-to-Bridge Ski Race and the 100 year old July Horse Racing Carnival.