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Chatsworth Island

The village of Chatsworth Island lies on the bank of the north Arm of the Clarence River just south of the Mororo Bridges. Last century the village was a flourishing commercial centre boasting 5 hotels, 3 stores, 3 churches, 2 butcher shops, post office, school, refreshment rooms and fruit store, boarding house, blacksmith, community hall, creamery and the C.S.R Sugar Mill (the forerunner of the existing mill at Harwood). The place was a busy cargo and passenger centre becoming the halfway house between Grafton and the Richmond River. Some of the original buildings and homes of that period still remain. A detour via the village provides a short scenic and peaceful drive.

Chatsworth Island: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Shed Gallery


The Shed Gallery opened in June 2003 and consists of photography documenting the earliest days of the sugar industry in the Clarence Valley, when it was all done by hand. The digitally enhanced photographs also depict the pioneering families of Goodwood Island and surrounding areas in the Clarence Valley. This is the only sugar industry Museum in NSW. Also on display are a range of cane knives and other interesting objects from the early days of the local sugar cane industry.

Open seven days a week by appointment. Mini bus tours are welcome. Gold coin donation appreciated.





12 Unwins Lane
Goodwood Island, NSW, 2469

Located 4.1K from Chatsworth Island

Wombah Coffee Plantation


Wombah Coffee Plantation was established in 1982 by two ladies, Joan Dibden and Joy Phelps, who still own, manage and work the plantation and process the coffee from berry to roasted, packaged coffee. The coffee is produced from the finest Arabica coffee trees, grown in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. The trees are seedlings of original coffee trees brought to the area over 100 years ago.

Wombah Coffee Plantation boasts a superior grade of coffee based on quality control during growing and processing, organically based horticulture and selective hand picking without the use of harmful sprays. This pleasant mild coffee is naturally lower in caffeine than most imported varieties.

A quaint coffee house which serves Wombah Coffee, fruit juices and a selection of locally baked quiches, pies and cakes, and an adjacent craft shop, are situated on the property.

Group inspection of the Plantation is welcomed. Bookings essential.




51 Middle Street
Woombah, NSW, 2469

Located 5.2K from Chatsworth Island

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 8.1K from Chatsworth Island

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 8.4K from Chatsworth Island

Maclean Lookout


Maclean Lookout is just two kilometres from the town centre on a good sealed road. Offering spectacular views of the coast, bushland, cane fields, river, islands and township. There are picnic tables and turn-around at the Lookout summit which coaches and caravans can easily negotiate. The reserve is a popular site for people walking for pleasure and exercise and enjoying the open space and natural features.

The reserve has long been Maclean's Scenic Lookout and largely undisturbed with the exception of the cleared area surrounding the lookout, the area adjacent to the communications tower and the Pinnacle. Maclean Lookout Reserve has a high level of historical value in terms of being the site for the town Scenic Lookout where the community have traditionally enjoyed views of the Clarence River, Lake Wooloweyah and the hinterland.
The view from the Lookout gives a perspective of the flood plain, estuarine and coastal connection.




Wharf Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 8.4K from Chatsworth Island

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 8.9K from Chatsworth Island

Chatsworth Island: Events

Feast in the Fields


The Feast in the Field is an annual festival, celebrating the Clarence Valley's local, organic and native farmers and producers.

The event connects local chefs, cafe and restaurant owners with farmers, and provides education for the public with the intention to develop and secure the local food economy.

The theme of this year's feast is "What goes on inside the farm gate - seed to flower, nose to tail - creating the taste on the plate, Feast in the Field 2016".




291 Mororo Road
Mororo, NSW, 2469

Located 5.0K from Chatsworth Island

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
2016
      18th Dec
2017
      15th Jan
      19th Feb
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun
      16th Jul
      20th Aug
      17th Sep
      15th Oct
      19th Nov


Lismore Street,
Ashby Community Centre
Ashby, NSW, 2463

Located 7.5K from Chatsworth Island

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