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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Nearby events

  1. Clarence Town Fresh Market

    Saturday 23 March 2019 to Saturday 14 December 2019 , Dungog

    Come along and buy freshly picked seasonal garden produce, tomatoes, local honey, relish, pickles, jams and eggs. Fresh herbs and much more at the Clarence Town Farmers Market. New vendors welcome.…

    23 Mar - 14 Dec
  2. Dungog Local Growers Stall

    Saturday 23 March 2019 to Saturday 28 December 2019 , Dungog

    The Local Growers Stall brings you fresh produce grown by local farmers, market gardeners and back yard growers. Every week you will find different, super-fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, cut flowers, honey, eggs, and seedlings. Much of…

    23 Mar - 28 Dec