Nature getaways on the Clarence Coast
The Clarence Coast is most famous for the World Heritage-listed coastal rainforest within the Iluka Nature Reserve, a magnificent patch of wilderness in which to go bushwalking along its 2.5 km walking track.
Clarence Coast Area
The Clarence Coast encompasses 80 km of spectacular coastline offering stunning beaches, historic towns and the scenic Clarence River. In the north, Woombah offers several fantastic vantage points for scenic views of the Clarence River. Explore the beaches that are a short stroll from the township or take advantage of the boat ramps available to explore the area from the water.
Iluka’s coastal rainforest is World Heritage-listed and offers the opportunity to walk under tall canopies and discover many bird species. Visit the Iluka Bluff Lookout for a chance to see the resident dolphins, pelicans or the whales on their annual breeding migration.
Explore Yamba’s great range of fine restaurants, cafes and day spas or relax on the town's beaches. Located at the opening of Clarence River it offers a range of activities such as fishing, surfing and sailing. Nearby, Angourie Beach was declared a National Surfing Reserve in 2007, the second site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing.
Head inland to discover Maclean, Australia's Scottish town, where some street signs are in Gaelic and power poles are painted in tartan patterns. Further inland, the quiet charm of the village of Lawrence draws in visitors with plentiful bird life, great canoeing locations and fishing activities.
Further south, Grafton is one of Australia's most charming provincial cities, renowned for its jacaranda trees and heritage buildings. Immerse yourself in the range of activities available throughout the year, including 4WD tours, horseriding, canoeing and bushwalking.
At the southern point of the Clarence Coast, Wooli is surrounded by Yuragir National Park. Explore the wetlands, estuaries, forests and heaths or visit the Solitary Islands Marine Park to explore one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world.
Saturday 7 March to
Saturday 7 March 2015
Blues, Brews and BBQs
Come along to a great family day ou
Grafton Relay for Life - NSW Cancer Council
The Grafton Relay For Life will be
Lower Clarence Relay for Life - NSW Cancer Council
The Lower Clarence Relay For Life w
Friday 3 April to
Saturday 4 April
Maclean Highland Gathering
Maclean is known as the 'Scotti
Sunday 19 April to
Sunday 19 April
Feast in the Fields
The Feast in the Field is the first
Sunday 26 April to
Sunday 26 April
Big River Brew Fest - Yamba
Join Irons and Craig Cafe for the f
Friday 1 May to
Saturday 2 May 2015
Art and Craft Market and Monster Garage Sale - Grafton Art Club
Grafton Art Club's annual two d
Sunday 24 May to
Sunday 24 May 2015
Tour de Woodford 2015
The Rotary Club of Maclean began Th
Saturday 21 March to
Saturday 16 May 2015
Ashby Monthly Markets
Relax and enjoy a peaceful drive of
Ulmarra Hotel and Caf near Grafton. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Waterskiing on Clarence River. Image David Young for Northern Rivers Tourism
Jacaranda lined street in Grafton. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Docked fishing boats at Iluka. Image David Young, Northern Rivers Tourism
Woody Head beach at Bundjalung National Park. Image David Young, Northern Rivers Tourism
Woody Head at Bundjalung National Park. Image David Young, Northern Rivers Tourism
Maclean Hotel. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Clarence River in Maclean. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Fishing boats on Clarence River. Image Sally Mayman
Aerial view of Yamba. Image J Houldsworth
Yamba Lighthouse. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Family fishing off the breakwall in Yamba. Image Grahame McConnell
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Father and son carrying fishing rod and snorkelling equipment at Yuraygir National Park, Clarence Valley, Northern Rivers. Image Grenville Turner, Tourism NSW
Angourie Beach, Yuraygir National Park (near Yamba), Northern Rivers. Image Sally Mayman, Tourism NSW
- 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.