Nature in Macelan
Maclean is a fishing port located inland on undulating terrain along the magnificent Clarence River and surrounded by countryside and farmlands. The view from Maclean Hill encompasses the area's winding blue river, rolling green hills and far-reaching sugar cane fields.
Due to the large number of early Scottish settlers, Maclean calls itself Australia's 'Scottish Town'. Australia's oldest free Presbyterian church still holds services for the descendants of the early settlers, and there is a large Scottish cairn constructed from rocks from around Australia and Scotland in the Herb Stanford Memorial Park, overlooking the river in Taloumbi Street.
Maclean's Scottish heritage is further celebrated with Gaelic street signs, tartan painted power poles and the availability of typically Scottish cuisine - such as haggis - at the local pubs.
Visit during Easter to be a part of the century-old annual Maclean Highlands Gathering and Highland Games.
Maclean is also well known for its river fishing and its easy access to coastal national parks and holiday resorts.
Friday 3 April to Saturday 4 April 2015
Maclean Highland Gathering Maclean is known as the 'Scotti
Saturday 11 April to Saturday 9 January 2016
Maclean Community Monthly Markets Maclean Community Markets are held
Sunday 19 April to Sunday 17 January 2016
Ashby Monthly Markets Relax and enjoy a peaceful drive of
Maclean Hotel. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Clarence River in Maclean. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Fishing boats on Clarence River. Image Sally Mayman