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. Gresford Community Markets

    Sunday 20 January 2019 to Sunday 15 December 2019 , Dungog

    There's something for everyone at the Gresford Community Markets. Delicious local olives and olive oil, natural household, health and beauty products, sports memorabilia, locally grown plants and produce, a wide range of clothing, cake…

    20 Jan - 15 Dec
  2. Holiday Activity Days

    Tuesday 22 January 2019 to Thursday 24 January 2019 ,

    Nature based adventure for kids. Explore, create, go wild all at Wangat Lodge this holiday season. Come and explore Rainforest walks, river swimming, animal tracking, treasure hunt, cubby building, rope making, navigation and orienteering,…

    22 Jan - 24 Jan
  3. Clarence Town Fresh Market

    Saturday 26 January 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.…

    26 Jan - 14 Dec