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.

  • Jacaranda Festival, Grafton
  • Woodford Island, NSW

About Grafton

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.

Grafton Post Office NSW North Coast

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.

Grafton Jacarandas

Fly into Clarence Valley Regional Airport, Grafton

Clarence Valley Regional Airport is located 12 km from Grafton’s town centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip northwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates more than 30 weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Grafton.

  1. Boyd River

    It’s a drive for most, but it’s worth it.You kind of step back in time along the winding Boyd River as it makes it way towards the east. Driving along the Old Glenn Innes Hwy you can follow this river along...

  2. Chaelundi National Park

    North-west of Dorrigo, Chaelundi National Park has the largest old-growth forest in northern NSW, with fun places to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘great...

  3. Coldstream Gallery

    Coldstream Gallery is located in the historic river port of Ulmarra. Situated in the original Sydney Stores department store circa 1907, this building has quite some history. Transitioned to a fine art gallery in 1975...

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