Canoeing at Clarence Town


The boat ramp at Bridge Reserve (adjacent to the Williams River Holiday Park) at Clarence Town is a great spot to access the Williams River.

One option is to travel upriver under the historic “Brig ‘O Johnson” Bridge and continue north along the Williams River towards Rowlands Falls.

Your journey upstream will be through farmland and there is abundant birdlife.

Clarence Town has a shipbuilding industry where Australia’s first ocean-going steamer was built. The early establishment of relatively small farms on the river, and the ease of river transport led to rapid growth. Along with tobacco factories and steam driven flour mills, one of the earliest National Schools was founded here in 1849 - Source History in the Williams River Valley.

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