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Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton

Old Glen Innes Road, Grafton NSW 2460
The Old Glen Innes Road was constructed using civilian labour during the 1800s and just one highlight is the short tunnel carved out of the rock a few kilometres west of Dalmorton. Scrawled upon its ceiling is graffiti dating from the 1880s, written in black paint, each figure finished with a curl so typical of the era. But first things first: Heading west out of South Grafton finds you on the Gwydir Highway. Travel about seven kilometres along until you reach the top of the hill and take the left hand turn onto the Old Glen Innes Road. Follow this good quality sealed road for 40 kilometres until it turns to gravel at the locality of Buccurumbi. Cross the low level bridge that sits beside the remains of its flood stricken predecessor at the picturesque junction of Nymboida and Boyd Rivers.
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Clarence Gorge

The Clarence Way, Grafton NSW 2460
Located within one and a half hours drive, north-west of Grafton is this rugged gorge where thundering waterfalls and savage rapids intermingle with deep pools and sections of calm water. The scenery is breathtaking and the fishing is excellent. There are three main waterfalls and the Rainbow Falls live up to their name on sunny days. There are guided 4WD tours available but most visitors enjoy overnight stays at one of the properties that line the gorge. It must be emphasised that the Clarence Gorge is enclosed by private property on both sides. These properties operate as farm stay businesses and can accommodate campers. Please contact the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre in Grafton to obtain these operators details. A visit to the gorge cannot be achieved in a few hours without any planning and prior arrangements, but those who make the effort are inevitably inspired by their adventure.
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Grafton Regional Art Gallery

158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton NSW 2460
Set in the restored 1880s Prentice House, the Grafton Regional Art Gallery is the Clarence Valley's premier visual arts centre. The Grafton Regional Gallery holds the largest collection of artworks on the North Coast of New South Wales, and continues to develop its vibrant collections. The Gallery presents over 40 exhibitions and 70 programs and events each year. The gallery's collection focuses on the acquisitions from the Biennial Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). The JADA fosters Australian contemporary drawing practice, and as a result, the collection holds many fine examples of Australian drawings. It also includes the historical O'Grady watercolour collection of Australian flora and fauna. Purchase unique, quality gifts at the gift shop.
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Christ Church Cathedral Grafton

14 Duke Street, Grafton NSW 2460
Christ Church Cathedral was build in 1884. It was designed by John Horbury Hunt along Gothic lines with towering arches, beautiful stained glass windows and spacious interior. The Cathedral is open daily and visitors are most welcome. This is one of Grafton's many buildings classified by the National Trust. There is a Christian Bookshop on site. Visitors are most welcome with guides available for groups and coaches.
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Bentleg Market and Gallery

36 Skinner Street, South Grafton NSW 2460
The Bentleg Market and Gallery specialises in high quality art and souvenirs. They carry an extensive range of quality paintings and Aboriginal artefacts. Australiana items are also available. They also stock Grafton's largest supply of souvenirs and fine art supplies. A perfect place for the crafty person to purchase some great products for the creative ventures. Come in and check out their amazing stock that's on display.
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The Clarence River

Clarence Valley, Northern Rivers Region, Grafton NSW 2460
The Clarence River, being the largest river on the eastern seaboard, lends itself to extraordinary estuary fishing. It is a living link between the rugged highlands of the upper Clarence and the golden beaches that fringe the sparkling Pacific. It winds through deep ravines and broad plains, ancient forests, lush farmland, sleepy villages and 100 chartered islands. Over 400 kilometres from source to sea, the Clarence is one of Australia's largest waterways. It was once the region's main trade route and several ferries still link the River's islands and rural villages. The mighty Clarence River is an attraction not to miss whilst holidaying in the Clarence Valley. River descriptions and maps of boating routes with GPS coordinates, campsite options, points of interest and towns with amenities are to be found in The Sailing and Cruising Guide, which can be picked up from the Visitors Centres in Grafton and Maclean.
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Grafton Heritage Trail

Start from Clarence River Visitor Information Centre, Pacific Highway, South Grafton NSW 2460
Grafton is a beautiful city of tree-lined streets, and graceful, early colonial buildings featuring Victorian and Edwardian architecture, on the banks of the mighty Clarence River. Grafton was the early centre of development in the Clarence Valley being gazetted as a municipality in 1859 and was declared a city in 1885. Many buildings have been classified by the National Trust including the notorious Grafton Gaol and the Christ Church Cathedral. Explore the rich history the city of Grafton has to offer with a unique Special Interest Brochure. Visit over 25 historical sites around the city and then return to the Visitor Information Centre to see some amazing local art.
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Clock Tower Gallery

Clarence River Visitor Information Centre, Spring Street, South Grafton NSW 2460
The Clock Tower Gallery is located in the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre in South Grafton. It is the only outlet in the Clarence Valley for the beautiful works produced by the Members of the Gallery. Many pieces of skilled woodwork and leatherwork are for sale. There are paintings of many different mediums and styles. Members of the Clock Tower Gallery have a market day at the Visitor Centre on the first Saturday of each month (no market day in January) . This is a perfect place to shop for a unique gift for that special someone.
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McLennans Lane River Retreat

116 McLennan Lane, South Grafton NSW 2460
Alongside the majestic Clarence River with its surrounding panorama. Nestled in the natural, rich country, at the end of a secluded lane, guarded by a magnificent fig tree, this exclusive location enjoys the pristine peaceful river views. Set on 40 acres of rolling pastures, the retreat enjoys the company of cattle and tall ancient red gums that are flanked in the distance by peaks of blue ranges. McLennan's Lane River Retreat embodies the soul of the Big River country with its idyllic solitude. With access to your own boat ramp less than 50 metres from the retreat, you can take your boat/canoe and wet a line, or water ski on the river....

Grafton Showground

208 Prince Street, Grafton NSW 2460
The Grafton Agricultural Show is celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2016 and will be held over a two day period. Features of the show include sideshows, extremely exhilarating rides, food stalls, exhibitions, farm displays, equestrian events, trotting, and the Grafton Show Girl Quest. Other attractions include Showmens Guild Rides, Quad Bike Super Ball Challenge, Demolition Derby, Working Dogs, Chain Saw Post Splitting Challenge, Notaras and Sons Clarence River Championship Woodchop, Young Farmers Challenge, daily display of Lego consisting of competitions and prizes for children, Model Train Display and Blacksmiths Working Exhibition. It is always a great place to take the kids or your friends, full of activity and fun. Head to the show and enjoy the fun. ...

Seelands

Seelands, Seelands NSW 2460
Seelands is a picturesque rural town popular with water-skiers and visitors looking for unspoilt river destinations. Visit the studio art gallery of the local artisan or take a local four-wheel drive safari tour of the unique countryside. Hire boats and canoes or enjoy fishing by the riverside. Stay at one of its holiday parks, riverside campgrounds or Bed and Breakfasts. ...

The Clarence River

Clarence Valley, Grafton NSW 2460
The Clarence River, being the largest river on the eastern seaboard, lends itself to extraordinary estuary fishing. It is a living link between the rugged highlands of the upper Clarence and the golden beaches that fringe the sparkling Pacific. It winds through deep ravines and broad plains, ancient forests, lush farmland, sleepy villages and 100 chartered islands. Over 400 kilometres from source to sea, the Clarence is one of Australia's largest waterways. It was once the region's main trade route and several ferries still link the River's islands and rural villages. The mighty Clarence River is an attraction not to miss whilst holidaying in the Clarence Valley. River descriptions and maps of boating routes with GPS coordinates, campsite options, points of interest and towns with amenities are to be found in The Sailing and Cruising Guide, which can be picked up from the Visitors Centres in Grafton and Maclean....

Grafton Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic

Clarence River, Grafton NSW 2460
The Grafton Bridge to Bridge is a 108 kilometre water ski race from Grafton to Harwood Bridge and return, with boats reaching speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour towing two skiers. The event attracts competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and is considered one of the toughest events on the water ski racing calendar. The 2016 running of the event will be the 43rd Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic and includes live music, food vendors, and attractions for the whole family....

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Various locations around Grafton, Grafton NSW 2460
The longest running floral festival in Australia always starts on the last weekend in October, concluding on the first weekend in November. The festival starts with the crowning of the new queen in an open ceremony under the beautifully lit mauve canopy of jacaranda blooms. Jacaranda Thursday has zany street theatre and madcap entertainment occupy the morning, and Market Square is the venue for the lunchtime and afternoon program of live entertainment. The Venetian Carnival sees live performances on stage on the Clarence River is watched by hundreds of spectators along the riverbank in Memorial Park, with a big fireworks finale. Jacaranda Saturday has the big TAFE Markets in the morning, and the grand parade commencing at 5pm, completing a circuit of the main street with a variety of colourful and entertaining floats on display. The evening concludes with Picnic in the Park, a family concert event in Market Square....

Grafton Country Music Roundup

Cranworth Street, Grafton NSW 2460
Do you love traditional country music and bush balladry? Then make this a date! Performers from far and wide will be converging on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents - singing their songs, playing their instruments and reciting their poetry! This will be seven days filled with fair dinkum country music and entertainers, so grab some friends or head along on your own. No matter what, there is sure to be something on offer to get you rockin' and entertained throughout these great four days. Yeehaaa! Camping sites are available anytime at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club and Caravan Park prior to and after the roundup. Contact the Greyhound Club for details. For Camping and Entertainment Packages during the week - please refer to the "Country Music Roundup" website for details....
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Hilldrop Motor Inn

Hilldrop Motor Inn, South Grafton NSW 2460
Hilldrop Motor Inn is an affordable country style motel situated in a picturesque rural setting just 10 minutes drive from the Grafton central business district. Hilldrop has 12 comfortable motel units all with en suite, tea and coffee, heaters, fans and air-conditioning. Set back off the highway, Hilldrop's motel units are very quiet with off street parking for your car at the motel unit door. Families will appreciate Hilldrop's two large multi-room family suites where family groups of up to five persons can be comfortably accommodated. A saltwater swimming pool and bring your own (BYO) alcohol dining room provide added benefits when staying at Hilldrop. ...
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Clarence River Bed and Breakfast

17 Riverstone Road, Grafton NSW 2460
Clarence River Bed and Breakfast, just 18 kilometres out of Grafton, is a beautiful riverside resort, a private getaway for couples, or perfect setting for groups of up to 22 people for holidays, mini conferences, craft weekends, water sports or other group occasions. Stay in one of four tastefully decorated timber-themed rooms with private balconies overlooking the Clarence River and landscaped gardens. A fifth room is on the ground floor with disabled access. For group accommodation a separate self-contained cottage can accommodate from four to twelve people and has fully equipped kitchen, three bedrooms all air-conditioned, two bathrooms (and another two bathrooms nearby). Enjoy the private facilities including outdoor spa, sauna, massage chair, swimming pool, boat ramp and wharf, barbecue deck and loads of hammocks. Fish by boat or off the wharf. Abundant wildlife for bird-watchers and native animal lovers. A new cookhouse with the wow factor is under construction and will be ready for culinary retreats sometime in 2017! To ensure all their guests enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful location, they choose not to accommodate children under 12 years, or pets (sorry)....

Andavine House Bed and Breakfast

24 Archer Street, South Grafton NSW 2460
Welcome to Andavine House Bed and Breakfast, and the beautiful regional city of Grafton in NSW. Andavine House Bed and Breakfast is an ideal 'homely' stop-over between Sydney and Brisbane. Conveniently located just three minutes from the Pacific and Gwydir Highways. However, at Andavine House Band B, you will find a very peaceful and quiet, comfortable and spacious, private suite. Refreshments on arrival. Kangaroos visit. Your private suite includes a queen sized bedroom, air conditioned and private lounge and dining room, both with farmland views. A full private bathroom (toiletries and bath robes supplied). Your tea/coffee making area includes a medium-sized refrigerator, microwave, cutlery and crockery for up to four guests (maximum). Also your private balcony, with views across the fields to the distant Gibraltar Ranges in the distance. Your breakfast (included in tariff) is served here on warmer mornings. Grafton is only five minutes away, and is located on the mighty Clarence river, View Grafton's historic and charming architecture by taking the tourist walk through the tree-lined streets. Enjoy some shopping, sight-seeing and sporting events, including great golf facilities, horse and speed boat races, festivals, art gallery (most comprehensive in regional NSW), and historic Schaeffer House museum....
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