Follow the mighty Clarence River from the coastal beaches of Yamba and Iluka, through this incredible valley! Clarence Coast surfers find their stoke at the famous Angourie point to the south, bordering the Yuraygir National Park home to idyllic Australian camping areas, fantastic fishing and more fresh and tasty prawns than you can point a bamboo skewer at. Windows down, wind your way through the Valleys iconic sugar plantations, playing tag with the river as you make your way up stream. By night the red and yellow hues of the crackling sugar cane burning conjures images of that Summer you rocked out to Australian music legends Gangajang.
The Yuraygir really deserves its own spiel. With way too much to mention, this incredibel stretch of protected National Park is home to the sporadic coastal villages of Brooms Head, the incredible Wooli and totally Aussie beach / bush experience on offer in the hamlet of Minnie Water.
On up the river meander through Grafton’s many parks, Jacaranda lined streets and discover the heart of country NSW, steeped in colonial history and home to the Grafton Jacaranda Festival.
Adventure abounds on the upper Clarence. Follow the trail to where the Clarence, Mann and Nymboida rivers intersect to find world heritage rainforest, stunning camping locations and some of the best white-water in Australia. The Nyboida is famous for being Australia’s longest White Water trail so get amongst the action! First timers can find their feet with a leisurely ride with Nymboida River Canoes or go full bore with the team from Exodus Adventures
If you love a good camp up and a sleep under the stars, our fave event on the Clarence Coast is the Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival – make sure to pack your woolies!