About Grafton

The city of Grafton is the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. Established in 1851, Grafton features many historic buildings and tree-lined streets.  Known for its graceful old buildings,  the city is nestled in on the banks of the Clarence River which is the largest river system on the east coast.


Grafton is located approximately 3 1/2 hours drive south of Brisbane (315km) and 7 hours north of Sydney (620km).  Grafton is positioned at the junction of the Pacific Highway and the Gwydir Highway.  Within 45 minutes drive are a variety of beaches to choose from including Yamba, Brooms Head, Minnie Waters and Wooli.

Clarence River

The mighty Clarence River dissects Grafton providing the focal point of festivals and sporting events.  Following the tributaries of the Clarence such as the Mann, Nymboida and Orara Rivers are excellent fishing, camping and whitewater activities for all.

For more information about Grafton and the Clarence Valley Region, Clarence Tourism has an information center located on the Pacific Highway at South Grafton who can assist with any questions.  Contact 02 6642 4677.


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