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Clarence Coast


Nature getaways on the Clarence Coast

The Clarence Coast is most famous for the World Heritage-listed coastal rainforest at Iluka Nature Reserve, a magnificent patch of wilderness in which to go bushwalking along its 2.5-kilometre walking track.

Must Do

Clarence Coast Area

One of Australia's most charming provincial cities, Grafton is renowned for its jacaranda trees and graceful old buildings. Outdoor adventurers can choose from 4WD tours, horse-riding, canoeing and bushwalking.

Yamba, at the mouth of the Clarence River, has become one of the hippest beach towns on the coast. Check out its five beaches and a range of superb restaurants, cafes and day spas. And for a nature fix in Iluka, don't miss the World Heritage-listed coastal rainforest at the Iluka Nature Reserve.

Local areas

  • Grafton Grafton is a gracious, historic city in the Clarence Valley farming district.
  • Iluka Iluka is a peaceful and scenic town with superb fishing and beaches.
  • Maclean Maclean is a fishing port located inland along the magnificent Clarence River and surrounded by countryside and farmlands.
  • Wooli Yuraygir National Park protects the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline (60km) in NSW.
  • Yamba Located around the mouth of the Clarence River, Yamba is a bustling holiday resort, home to a number of beautiful beaches, parks and rivers.

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