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Dovedale is a suburb of the east of Grafton, on the river.

Dovedale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

The Clarence River


The Clarence River, being the largest river on the eastern seaboard, lends itself to extraordinary estuary fishing. It is a living link between the rugged highlands of the upper Clarence and the golden beaches that fringe the sparkling Pacific. It winds through deep ravines and broad plains, ancient forests, lush farmland, sleepy villages and 100 chartered islands. Over 400 kilometres from source to sea, the Clarence is one of Australia's largest waterways. It was once the region's main trade route and several ferries still link the River's islands and rural villages.

The mighty Clarence River is an attraction not to miss whilst holidaying in the Clarence Valley.

River descriptions and maps of boating routes with GPS coordinates, campsite options, points of interest and towns with amenities are to be found in The Sailing and Cruising Guide, which can be picked up from the Visitors Centres in Grafton and Maclean.




Clarence Valley,
Northern Rivers Region
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.0K from Dovedale

Christ Church Cathedral


Christ Church Cathedral was build in 1884. It was designed by John Horbury Hunt along Gothic lines with towering arches, beautiful stained glass windows and spacious interior. The Cathedral is open daily and visitors are most welcome. This is one of Grafton's many buildings classified by the National Trust.

There is a Christian Bookshop on site.

Visitors are most welcome with guides available for groups and coaches.




Corner Duke Street and Victoria Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.1K from Dovedale

Dovedale: Events

Grafton Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic


The Grafton Bridge to Bridge is a 108 kilometre water ski race from Grafton to Harwood Bridge and return, with boats reaching speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour towing two skiers.

The event attracts competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and is considered one of the toughest events on the water ski racing calendar.

The 2016 running of the event will be the 43rd Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic and includes live music, food vendors, and attractions for the whole family.




Clarence River
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 0.5K from Dovedale

Grafton Farmers Market


The Grafton Farmers Market continues to attract new stallholders while still maintaining its core of regulars. The market is held weekly on a Thursday, in the Christ Church Cathedral Op Shop Car Park on the corner of Duke and Fitzroy Streets. There is street parking available.

Discover the flavoursome taste of seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grower.

Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the way of fruity jams, pickles, olives, olive oils, honey, eggs, and home baked goods.


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Duke Street,
Corner of Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.1K from Dovedale

Theatre of War


The Clarence Valley Orchestra and Chorus conducted by their Artistic Director Greg Butcher, takes you on a journey through a 'Theatre of War', commemorating 100 years since World War One in the magnificently restored Saraton Theatre in Grafton.

This performance will also commemorate 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam, paying tribute to the entertainers of the era. A tribute to the end of World War Two will also be performed with songs from the Andrews Sisters and more. Proceeds to local RSL Sub-Branches and Legacy.

There will be two performances, one at 2.00pm and a second one at 7.00pm.

Bookings through the website, or on the phone number provided.





Saraton Theatre,
99 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.2K from Dovedale

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 1.2K from Dovedale

plunge art and culture festival


Take the 'plunge' and experience arts and culture in the Clarence Valley.

In March through to April 2016, the Clarence Valley Council will be hosting its fourth annual Art and Culture Festival plunge.

An award winning event, the purpose of plunge is to promote a diverse range of arts and cultural activities to locals and tourists in the Clarence Valley.

The nature of plunge means that anyone with a show, exhibition, workshop, or cultural event is able to register - resulting in a diverse range of experiences, full of fresh ideas, spontaneity, and lots of fun.

Whether you are into visual art, design, comedy, dance, film, theatre, or music, or would like to participate in a workshop, come and experience art and culture in the Clarence Valley in 2016.

For more information about plunge, please contact the organisers via email or phone.




2 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.3K from Dovedale

December Weekend of Rowing


The Clarence River will come alive with boats, competitors and officials, when the river's two major rowing regattas are held at Memorial Park in Grafton.

The Head of the Clarence River Regatta is expected to draw a large number of schools to compete. In the past crews have came from New Zealand, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and, of course, the competitive Clarence Valley schools.

On Sunday, the Grafton Rowing Club's annual regatta will be held, with the majority of teams staying over to compete, plus the addition of the North Coast's many master competitors.




Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.3K from Dovedale

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars - Grafton


Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is returning for another stellar season.

The free event kicks off at 5:30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster animation Kung Fu Panda Three screens at sundown.

Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website or liking Newcastle Permanent on Facebook.


Event Dates
2017
      3rd Feb


Prince Street,
Memorial Park
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.3K from Dovedale

AMCA Nationals Andrew Walker Classic


A variety of races will be held over the night at the Grafton Speedway including the Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Sedans, Juniors, LTD Sedans Production Sedans, Wingless Sprints, and Litre Sprints.

There will also be a fireworks display.

Gates open at 3pm with racing commencing at 6pm.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted to be brought onto the grounds.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Jan


Prince Street,
Grafton Speedway
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 1.3K from Dovedale

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