The City of Grafton is found on the northern coastal plains of NSW
, on the Clarence River 660km north of Sydney. Grafton is famous for it's Jacaranda trees and is often dubbed the 'City of Trees'. The Clarence River is a majestic waterway and is used for a variety of water sport activities, mainly rowing, boating and water skiing.
Grafton is the gateway to the pristine beaches and lagoons of Yuraygir National Park and the fishing ports of Iluka and Yamba
, great places to pick up some fresh prawns. Grafton is also filled with wonderful historical buildings that gives the place an elegant feel. Grafton is the commercial centre of an extensive agricultural and pastoral district.
Grafton Regional Gallery
This gallery is a premier visual arts space which displays contemporary and touring art exhibitions. You can also participate in workshops, classes and seminars here as well. Fitzroy Street (02 6642 3177).
A place to try canoeing or just enjoy the bush walking, platypus viewing or trail rides. About 50 km from Grafton.
Schaeffer House Museum
This homestead was built by one of the original pioneering families of Grafton and now has displays of furniture, glassware and old china pieces. Fitzroy Street (02 6642 5251).
Squatters Rest Private Museum
This is a good example of Australian heritage, where you can step back in time and enjoy old fashioned food and entertainment. All meals are prepared the 1880's style cook house, and you can enjoy morning and afternoon teas as well as lunches. Collette Street, Tucabia (02 6644 8076)
A rainforest recreation area reserve in the Clarence River with a fruit bat colony best seen at dusk.
An old village with galleries and craft shops.
Yuraygir National Park
Not only does this park encompass some of the best beaches in Australia but it is also popular for bush walking, canoeing and fishing. Angourie is a great surfing beach here and there is also a picnic area here.