Bathurst Farm Experience - experience a real farm interact with animals. Feed lambs, chickens, horses, and learn about their uses. Have a led "pony" ride on a Shetland pony or draught horse. Take a sled ride behind a draught horse, maybe
Australian Woodwork's Hunter Valley Gallery was purpose built to showcase Australian made fine furniture and woodwork in native timbers.
They sell handmade wooden gifts and furniture, created by master craftsmen and woodworkers around Australia, and made exclusively from sustainably sourced native Australian timbers.
Australian Woodwork is family owned and has been doing business for over 15 years. They are 100 per cent Australian made and owned, and accredited by the Australian Made Campaign certification.
The Silk Art Gallery at Ashby is a unique place where they show hand worked silk art embroidery from Suzhou, China. Some of China's most unique cultural traditions dating back more than 2,000 years such as embroidery is facing extinction and Silk Art is showing Australians something really different in modern embroidery before it is lost for ever in this changing commercial world.
Suzhou embroidery is famous for its subtle and refined needlework and typically features natural sceneries, such as flowers, birds and animals. You will be shown how silk worms are grown, how the silk is produced and how a masterpiece is created with a little help from a worm. Silk Art's embroideries would make the perfect wedding, birthday gift or just turn your home into something exciting and beautiful.
Ferry Park Gallery is located on the Pacific Highway at the southern entrance to the Scottish town of Maclean, overlooking a beautiful section of the Clarence River.
Approximately 60 local artists, members of the Lower Clarence Arts and Craft Association, display their quality works at Ferry Park Gallery. These talented artists fill the gallery with a wide variety of paintings, quilts, hangings, jewellery, cards, glasswork, mirrors, leatherwork, photography, folk art, toys, fibre arts, clothing, woodwork, pottery, porcelain, photography and souvenirs. Pieces of art that make wonderful gifts, and are both functional and decorative.
Displays change regularly with a different featured artist each month. There is a large, unique range of unusual gifts and souvenirs.
Located in the Ferry Park Complex is also the Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre, together with a cafe with veranda seating overlooking the river.
The perfect place to find that unique gift for that special person.
The iconic Maclean Tartan Power Poles were instigated by the Maclean Scottish Town Association in the year 2000 to coincide with the arrival of the Olympic Torch which was to be conveyed through the township of Maclean. The designs attracted so much favourable comment that there was ongoing considerable public demand for "Family Tartans" to be painted.
Hence the Tartan Power Pole painting was carried on through the main street and extended from there so that today they have an avenue of tartan poles in and around the streets of the main town, extending from the Harwood Bridge to the southern approach to Maclean at Ferry Park. All tartan designs have been painted by resident Maclean artist Linda El Mir.
The Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre at Ferry Park and the Scottish Shop in Maclean have free maps with locations of the (over 200) Power Poles with Clan Tartans.
Kingstudio is an art gallery, bed and breakfast and printmaking workshop overlooking the mighty Clarence River. You can visit the gallery, stay in the accommodation and/or enjoy a two day workshop in screen or block printing with master printmaker Malcolm King.
The gallery features a constantly changing exhibition and provides visitors with the opportunity to view a wide spectrum of media including painting, printmaking, digital media, stunning pottery and hand crafted jewellery, a showcase for the very best of the regions contemporary art.
The Maclean Bicentennial Museum is one of very few purpose-built museums in rural Australia. The excellent design enables visitors to easily understand and enjoy the range of special displays.
There are delightful replicas of an early school room and an early hospital ward plus many regularly changing exhibitions. The museum offers a very interesting insight into early Australian lifestyles and the experience extends well beyond the boundaries of the Clarence River.
The Stone Cottage, in the same grounds, was built by Johann George Schaefer after 1879 using sandstone quarried from the site. It became the local museum in 1973 and since the opening of its big brother in 1988 it has been returned to a "living history" replica of a typical home from the turn of the century. It contains many working models.
Maclean Lookout is just two kilometres from the town centre on a good sealed road. Offering spectacular views of the coast, bushland, cane fields, river, islands and township. There are picnic tables and turn-around at the Lookout summit which coaches and caravans can easily negotiate. The reserve is a popular site for people walking for pleasure and exercise and enjoying the open space and natural features.
The reserve has long been Maclean's Scenic Lookout and largely undisturbed with the exception of the cleared area surrounding the lookout, the area adjacent to the communications tower and the Pinnacle. Maclean Lookout Reserve has a high level of historical value in terms of being the site for the town Scenic Lookout where the community have traditionally enjoyed views of the Clarence River, Lake Wooloweyah and the hinterland.
The view from the Lookout gives a perspective of the flood plain, estuarine and coastal connection.
The Maclean Lions Club Billy Cart Derby is gearing up for another successful outing down the hills of the Maclean Showground!
There are three age groups and two classes of billy carts that contestants can compete in. Age groups are eight to 11 years, 12 to 16 years, and Open.
Billy Cart Classes are Soapbox, where wheel sizes are a maximum of 300 millimetres in diameter, some form of steering and some form of braking is present; and Open Class, which must have some form of braking.
Both classes must have a maximum 1.2 metre wheel width, a maximum 2.1 metre wheel base and no dangerous protrusions. All carts must have four wheels.
All drivers must wear a motorcycle helmet, gloves, overalls or long sleeved shirt, long trousers and closed in footwear.
Scrutineering of carts begins at 9am, with the first race kicking off at 10am....
Where the Clarence River meets the sea, Yamba and Iluka Headlands welcome you to the subtropical Clarence Coast. Just inside the mouth of the river set on 130 acres of parkland and forest, BIG4 Saltwater at Yamba Holiday Park takes pride of place between the major towns of Yamba and Maclean on the Clarence River at Palmers Island.
Families have the choice of over 50 powered and non-powered sites. Cabins can sleep up to six guests from a range of three types of self-contained cabins. The kids will love the brand new Salty's Cove - one of the biggest and best water parks in a holiday park in Australia. Also enjoy camp fires, fishing, canoeing, the jumping pillow, boating and the wildlife. The park is situated just outside of Yamba, providing a peaceful getaway.