The Alumny School operated from 1872 until 1969. It is now a living museum of school life with significant pieces of equipment, school records and memorabilia reflecting various stages of education over these years...
Elegant and vibrant
Tree-lined Grafton is an elegant township of colonial buildings, Jacaranda trees, giant fig trees and the Clarence River. Enjoy festivals including the Jacaranda Festival, heritage walks and quality restaurants in this regional city, a gateway to spectacular national parks.
With more than 6,500 trees, Grafton is a delightful riverside city in the Clarence Valley. More than 2,000 Jacarandas blossom in spring, creating a sea of mauve for the famous Jacaranda Festival, the oldest flora festival in Australia with activities for the whole family.
On the banks of the majestic Clarence River, Grafton is a rich in colonial architecture. You can explore the beautifully preserved buildings on the Grafton Heritage Trail. Stop at the Clarence River Historical Society and explore the museum in Schaeffer House, a magnificent federation homestead.
You’ll find a range of accommodation options. Check out the events calendar when planning your trip for festivals and events, from live music to the Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic. Visit the Grafton Regional Art Gallery and savour fresh local produce and seafood in cafes and restaurants.
Grafton is a great base for exploring spectacular national park wilderness, including ancient rainforest in the Washpool National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Chaelundi National Park is popular for mountain biking and walking trails.