A delightful town on the banks of the beautiful Clarence River, Maclean celebrates its Scottish heritage with the Maclean Tartan Power Poles – more than 200 power poles painted in family tartans - and the Highland Gathering, a festival held every Easter for more than 110 years.

The charming town centre has lovely boutiques and cafes and restaurants serving fresh local produce. Amble along the streets and you’ll see the colourful tartan poles. Centrally located in the Clarence Valley, Maclean is a great base for visiting Grafton, Yamba and Iluka and national parks.

Clarence River in Maclean - Clarence Valley

For spectacular views of the Clarence Valley, the Maclean Lookout is two kilometres from the town centre. Stroll from the lookout to the Pinnacle, a fascinating balancing rock formation surrounded by an area of subtropical rainforest and an important Aboriginal cultural heritage site.

Relax with a fishing rod at many superb fishing spots along the river near Maclean. And you can buy freshly caught seafood including local prawns from various locations in the town. Accommodation options range from motels and self-contained apartments to bed and breakfasts, caravan parks and pubs.

Grafton Airport

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.


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  1. Arts, Crafts and Quilts - Annual Exhibition

    Friday 13 July 2018 to Sunday 15 July 2018 , Maclean

    The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association's Annual Open Arts and Crafts Exhibition will include displays of fine art, patchwork and quilting, creative needlework, fabric and fibre design, jewellery and photography. There will also be…

    13 Jul - 15 Jul
  2. Maclean Community Monthly Markets

    Saturday 14 July 2018 to Saturday 11 May 2019 , Maclean

    Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month in the main car park, near the Maclean Bowling Club. Stalls offer an array of items including jewellery, clothing, plants, craft items, freshly baked cookies and cakes …

    14 Jul - 11 May