Grafton located on the Clarence River, is the gateway to the Far North Coast region. The town has much to offer the traveller, with many amazing attractions at the doorstep. By basing yourself in Grafton you are only a quick drive from the local communities of Yamba and Iluka, and can access the rest of the region with a quick trip along the Pacific Highway.
The Jacaranda Festival in October showcases the majestic local trees which are the symbol for the town. Each year the Festival draws a number of visitors from all over the Country.
In April Maclean hosts the Maclean Highland Gathering. September plays host to the Ulmurra River Festival, the Bridge to Bridge Ski Competition is held in October and in November look forward to the Yamba Rod Run.
Visitors to Grafton can enjoy watching the dolphins play in the river, or see the platypuses in the Nymboida River.
The Grafton Regional Gallery host both a permanent display and visiting artworks.
In the afternoons and twilight watch the fruits move from Susan Island.
The Iluka Nature Reserve is a spectacular example of the local region and is well worth a day trip.
For a relaxing afternoon take a river cruise along the Clarence River.