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Copmanhurst

Copmanhurst is a small, pretty town overlooking the Clarence River. It has a friendly country community and its hotel and parks are a great resting place from travel. The Copmanhurst District is home to art studios and galleries displaying the unique works of local artists. Explore the surrounding hinterland on a loop drive that takes you along the Gwydir Highway past Jackadgery, the Mann River, Cangai or Broadwater Bridge, across the Clarence River and along the Clarence Way back to Copmanhurst.

Copmanhurst: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Iluka Main Beach


Main beach is a long sandy beach popular for surfing particularly at the wall and at the northern end. This is a dog friendly beach, but visitors must adhere to the signage. The adjacent car park has plenty of parking, toilets and cold water showers. 4WD vehicles can be taken onto the beach at low tide after having first obtained a permit from council.

At the northern end of the beach the remains of the old railway tracks can be seen at low tide with the occasional wheel emerging from the sands. This is a remnant from the tramway erected to carry rock from the headland used to create the stabilizing North Wall. A curious rock formation can be sighted and has been referred to as the Tsunami stack.




Iluka Main Beach
Iluka, NSW, 2460

Located 7.6K from Copmanhurst

Clarence Gorge


Located within one and a half hours drive, north-west of Grafton is this rugged gorge where thundering waterfalls and savage rapids intermingle with deep pools and sections of calm water. The scenery is breathtaking and the fishing is excellent. There are three main waterfalls and the Rainbow Falls live up to their name on sunny days.

There are guided 4WD tours available but most visitors enjoy overnight stays at one of the properties that line the gorge. It must be emphasised that the Clarence Gorge is enclosed by private property on both sides. These properties operate as farm stay businesses and can accommodate campers.

Please contact the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre in Grafton to obtain these operators details.

A visit to the gorge cannot be achieved in a few hours without any planning and prior arrangements, but those who make the effort are inevitably inspired by their adventure.





The Clarence Way
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 14.1K from Copmanhurst

Clarence River Historical Society Inc


Schaeffer House, which houses a Museum and Research Room, is the headquarters of the Clarence River Historical Society.

The homestead was built by the son of a pioneer German family, Grafton's first architect, Mr F.W.C. Schaeffer, between 1901 and 1903. The society was formed in 1931 and is the oldest country historical society in New South Wales.

Schaeffer House displays beautiful china, glassware and furniture presented to the society over the years. The quality of the exhibits and the magnificent building ensure a most satisfying experience.

A great deal of historic information on the Clarence and its people can be found at the Clarence River Historical Society.




190 Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 18.5K from Copmanhurst

Grafton Regional Art Gallery


Set in the restored 1880s Prentice House, the Grafton Regional Art Gallery is the Clarence Valley's premier visual arts centre.

The Grafton Regional Gallery holds the largest collection of artworks on the North Coast of New South Wales, and continues to develop its vibrant collections. The Gallery presents over 40 exhibitions and 70 programs and events each year.

The gallery's collection focuses on the acquisitions from the Biennial Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). The JADA fosters Australian contemporary drawing practice, and as a result, the collection holds many fine examples of Australian drawings. It also includes the historical O'Grady watercolour collection of Australian flora and fauna.

Purchase unique, quality gifts at the gift shop.

Come and enjoy a beautiful coffee in the cafe, Rosearia, open Tuesday to Saturday.




158 Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 18.8K from Copmanhurst

Copmanhurst: Events

Grafton Country Music Roundup


Do you love traditional country music and bush balladry? Then make this a date!

Performers from far and wide will be converging on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents - singing their songs, playing their instruments and reciting their poetry!

This will be seven days filled with fair dinkum country music and entertainers, so grab some friends or head along on your own. No matter what, there is sure to be something on offer to get you rockin' and entertained throughout these great four days.

Yeehaaa!

Camping sites are available anytime at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club and Caravan Park prior to and after the roundup. Contact the Greyhound Club for details.

For Camping and Entertainment Packages during the week - please refer to the "Country Music Roundup" website for details.




Cranworth Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 17.4K from Copmanhurst

Grafton July Racing Carnival


The Clarence River Jockey Club, located in the picturesque jacaranda tree lined city of Grafton on the NSW North Coast, is home to the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australia, the famous Grafton July Racing Carnival. The Club provides amenities equal to metropolitan tracks to cater for the July Carnival attracting crowds in excess of 30,000.

With a population of 20,000, Grafton has the infrastructure to comfortably cater for all levels of accommodation with a good variety of restaurants and pubs to suit every taste. Some of the best beaches and holiday destinations on the New South Wales Coast are within an easy drive such as Yamba, Iluka, Wooli, and Minnie Waters, which provide an ideal environment to relax for a great time away.

Special functions and extra entertainment are conducted over the carnival as well as fashions on the field.




Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 17.7K from Copmanhurst

Blues, Brews and Barbecues


Come along to a great family day out at the Grafton Racecourse! There will be a host of hot blues bands, James Squire beer tasting, gourmet barbecue food and the chance to have a flutter on the Yamba Cup. Is there a better way to spend a beautiful summer's afternoon?

Gourmet regional barbecue food available to purchase from 12pm until 7pm.

You will be drawn to the smell from the barbecues cooking beautiful Northern NSW produce including marinated Yamba prawns, Blues burger made from local beef and pork on a freshly baked bun. Beef produce from Big River Beef, pork produce from Bangalow Sweet Pork.

Entry fee includes live music, beer tasting and racecourse entry.

Children 17 and under free entry, but must remain in the company of an adult at all times.




Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 18.6K from Copmanhurst

Grafton Agricultural Show


The Grafton Agricultural Show is celebrating its 150 year anniversary in 2016 and will be held over a two day period. Features of the show include sideshows, extremely exhilarating rides, food stalls, exhibitions, farm displays, equestrian events, trotting, and the Grafton Show Girl Quest.

Other attractions include Showmens Guild Rides, Quad Bike Super Ball Challenge, Demolition Derby, Working Dogs, Chain Saw Post Splitting Challenge, Notaras and Sons Clarence River Championship Woodchop, Young Farmers Challenge, daily display of Lego consisting of competitions and prizes for children, Model Train Display and Blacksmiths Working Exhibition.

It is always a great place to take the kids or your friends, full of activity and fun. Head to the show and enjoy the fun.







149 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 19.1K from Copmanhurst

Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races


A spectacle usually seen only in metropolitan areas, the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races held on the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton is the largest regional dragon boat event in New South Wales. With over 30 teams competing in a variety of categories, this is an event well supported and loved by locals and visitors alike.

Held in late October, at the beginning of the famous Jacaranda Festival, the riverbank is dotted with purple and the whole of Grafton is alive with festivities. With the river front abuzz with the sights, sounds and colours of over 1500 people, it's a delightful day out and worth a visit.

Free for visitors who would like to watch the races.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Oct


1 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 19.1K from Copmanhurst

Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix The Clash on the Clarence


Round Four of the Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix, 'The Clash on the Clarence', is to be held held on the scenic Clarence River at Grafton.

Formula powerboat racing is an extreme sport that is both fast and colourful. Explosive starts, hairpin turns, and high speed passing manoeuvres provide continuous action and excitement for spectators of all ages. You can view the entire course from any vantage point, ensuring that you don't miss any of the action.




1 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 19.1K from Copmanhurst

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