The Clarence Valley is without a doubt seen as one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in Australia. The heart of the Clarence Valley is the humble yet mighty Clarence River. At just under 400 km long, the river meanders past villages and hamlets, from inland to the coast.
The Clarence River is abundant with wildlife and is a popular draw card for a number of water-based activities such as boats, kayakers and fishermen. Drawing thousands of visitors to the region each year, the river also attracts the interest of avid bird-watchers, photographers and hikers hoping to explore the area.
The Clarence Valley is a nature lovers paradise, with coastal and mountain wilderness preserved in World Heritage listed National Parks. There are seven incredible National Parks in the Clarence Valley for locals and visitors to explore.
YURAYGIR is the largest National Park in the Clarence Valley and hosts the famous four-day walking trail that hugs the coast (with half and single day options available of course).
BUNDJALUNG to the North of the Clarence hosts the unique World-Heritage listed rainforest. There is plenty of native Flora and Fauna to discover.
WASHPOOL is northwest of Grafton. The bush-walks range from half an hour to several days. Here, you’ll find some of the most incredible forests in NSW.
NYMBOIDA gives you the chance to canoe the rapids on Nymboida and Mann Rivers, 4WD into the wilderness and camp in pristine bushland.
GUY FAWKES positioned between Armidale, Grafton and Dorrigo, this is a rugged wilderness paradise that’s perfect for peaceful camping and hiking, away from the crowds.
CHAELUNDI North-West of Dorrigo, the largest old-growth forest in Northern NSW is found here, with plenty of scenic spots to go biking, swimming, picnicking and camping.
NIMBOI-BINDERAY Kayaking and white-water rafting enthusiasts will love the spectacular scenery along the Nymboida River.
The Clarence Valley is also home to many reserves such as Iluka Nature Reserve, Angourie National Surfing Reserve and the Solitary Islands Marine Park.