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Ashby is a peaceful town that offers great scenic drives. Enjoy a picnic on its riverbank and see the mighty hills of Maclean in the distance. Ashby provides a great view of The Broadwater, a stretch of shallow water with a deeper channel towards its eastern bank that is accessible to smaller yachts and tinnies. Sitting near the entrance is the hulk of an old sugar cane barge.

The local residents of Ashby hold a market on the third Sunday of the month with local produce, barbecues and arts and crafts. Ashby is a growing community that is being developed with new subdivisions and city people who enjoy the quiet lifestyle of the Clarence Valley.

Ashby: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Maclean Tartan Power Poles


The iconic Maclean Tartan Power Poles were instigated by the Maclean Scottish Town Association in the year 2000 to coincide with the arrival of the Olympic Torch which was to be conveyed through the township of Maclean. The designs attracted so much favourable comment that there was ongoing considerable public demand for "Family Tartans" to be painted.

Hence the Tartan Power Pole painting was carried on through the main street and extended from there so that today they have an avenue of tartan poles in and around the streets of the main town, extending from the Harwood Bridge to the southern approach to Maclean at Ferry Park. All tartan designs have been painted by resident Maclean artist Linda El Mir.

The Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre at Ferry Park and the Scottish Shop in Maclean have free maps with locations of the (over 200) Power Poles with Clan Tartans.




Locations in and around River Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 1.4K from Ashby

Maclean Scottish Shop


This little corner store in Maclean specialises in the Scottish heritage of the area with advice on tracing family clans. They have a range of tartan samples to help identify family tartans. The shop is staffed by volunteers.

Tourist information and Scottish inspired souvenirs are also available. General inquiries on Scottish issues in Maclean can be made.




201 River Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 1.4K from Ashby

Kingstudio Gallery


Kingstudio is an art gallery, bed and breakfast and printmaking workshop overlooking the mighty Clarence River. You can visit the gallery, stay in the accommodation and/or enjoy a two day workshop in screen or block printing with master printmaker Malcolm King.

The gallery features a constantly changing exhibition and provides visitors with the opportunity to view a wide spectrum of media including painting, printmaking, digital media, stunning pottery and hand crafted jewellery, a showcase for the very best of the regions contemporary art.





105 River Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 1.6K from Ashby

Maclean Stone Cottage and Bicentennial Museum


The Maclean Bicentennial Museum is one of very few purpose-built museums in rural Australia. The excellent design enables visitors to easily understand and enjoy the range of special displays.

There are delightful replicas of an early school room and an early hospital ward plus many regularly changing exhibitions. The museum offers a very interesting insight into early Australian lifestyles and the experience extends well beyond the boundaries of the Clarence River.

The Stone Cottage, in the same grounds, was built by Johann George Schaefer after 1879 using sandstone quarried from the site. It became the local museum in 1973 and since the opening of its big brother in 1988 it has been returned to a "living history" replica of a typical home from the turn of the century. It contains many working models.




Corner Wharf Street and Grafton Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 2.2K from Ashby

Ferry Park Gallery


Ferry Park Gallery is located on the Pacific Highway at the southern entrance to the Scottish town of Maclean, overlooking a beautiful section of the Clarence River.

Approximately 60 local artists, members of the Lower Clarence Arts and Craft Association, display their quality works at Ferry Park Gallery. These talented artists fill the gallery with a wide variety of paintings, quilts, hangings, jewellery, cards, glasswork, mirrors, leatherwork, photography, folk art, toys, fibre arts, clothing, woodwork, pottery, porcelain, photography and souvenirs. Pieces of art that make wonderful gifts, and are both functional and decorative.

Displays change regularly with a different featured artist each month. There is a large, unique range of unusual gifts and souvenirs.

Located in the Ferry Park Complex is also the Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre, together with a cafe with veranda seating overlooking the river.

The perfect place to find that unique gift for that special person.




Ferry Park,
Cameron Street ,
Corner of Pacific Highway
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 2.4K from Ashby

Ashby: Events

Ashby Monthly Markets


Relax and enjoy a peaceful drive off the highway into the small village of Ashby, and head along to the local markets held on the third Sunday of each month.

Ashby locals welcome you to enjoy a stroll around the variety of stalls on offer. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, homemade cakes and slices, second hand goods, and the arts and crafts of the talented locals.

If you get peckish on your stroll through the array of goodies, the Community Centre canteen has some delicious food, hot and cold, lunch and snacks for sale.


Event Dates
2017
      19th Nov


Lismore Street,
Ashby Community Centre
Ashby, NSW, 2463

Located 1.2K from Ashby

Maclean Community Monthly Markets


Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month in the main car park, near the Maclean Bowling Club. Stalls offer an array of items including jewellery, clothing, plants, craft items, freshly baked cookies and cakes and a great range of fresh produce. So bring yourself and the family and come on down to the Maclean Community Markets.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov
      9th Dec
2018
      13th Jan


Centenary Drive,
Maclean Car Park
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 1.6K from Ashby

Maclean Community Monthly Markets


Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month in the main car park, near the Maclean Bowling Club. Stalls offer an array of items including jewellery, clothing, plants, craft items, freshly baked cookies and cakes and a great range of fresh produce. So bring yourself and the family and come on down to the Maclean Community Markets.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Nov
      9th Dec
2018
      13th Jan


Centenary Drive,
Maclean Car Park
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 1.6K from Ashby

Maclean Highland Gathering


Maclean is known as the 'Scottish Town in Australia' and clans invade the town for the highland gathering from around the country.

Piping competitions take place non-stop at different venues, as well as street concerts with dancers, pipers and singers. A parade to the showground of all the participating bands takes place and is followed by traditional Scottish games and dancing - tossing the Caber and hammer throwing, food stalls and Scottish products await the bands and visitors at the Showgrounds before a Grand Scottish Concert at the Civic Hall.


Event Dates
2018
      30th Mar
      31st Mar


Maclean Showground
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 2.3K from Ashby

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