Halfway Creek Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Refine Search

To select multiple items, Ctrl-Click (or Cmd-Click on Mac)





Places nearby Halfway Creek

Halfway Creek

Halfway Creek is a district on the south eastern fringe of the Clarence Valley. It is about 35 kilometres south of Grafton and 25 kilometres north of Woolgoolga. A spur of the Great Dividing Range juts towards the coast here, providing diverse topography on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway with some notable high points. Brown's Knob at 329 metres is a major feature in this coastal range. Glenugie Peak (Mt. Elaine) can be clearly seen from most points in the district. It is on the eastern fringe of the plain between Halfway Creek and Grafton. It is an extinct volcano and basalt from these slopes was used in the construction of the rail bed of the main north rail line to Brisbane some 80-85 years ago. The embankment that carried the tramway to move the crushed basalt to the rail construction site can still be seen. There is a trail ride business for those wanting to get out on horseback and explore the surrounding state forests and countryside. The southern section of the Yuraygir National Park can be easily accessed just south of Halfway Creek along Barcoongere Way Road. There are two service stations and tea rooms for anyone wanting to stop for a bite to eat while travelling on the Pacific Highway. The Halfway Creek area is a haven of horticulture and therefore an excellent spot for those interested in seasonal fruit-picking work. Avocados, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, tugi fruit, apples, macadamias, vegetables, roses and honey are all grown or produced commercially in the area. Roadside stalls and the Shell Service Station sell these fresh products in season. There is an excellent rose farm next to the petrol station that has a beautiful maze that you can explore and a rose for every taste.

Halfway Creek: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre


Yarrawarra is situated in the homelands of the Garby Elders and the Gumbaynggirr people. Surrounded by tranquil bushland, pristine beaches and abundant wildlife. The Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre boosts a first rate Bush Tucker Cafe, exceptional Indigenous art gallery, cultural programs, accommodation, events centre and Cultural Heritage Research Unit. Special events include Aboriginal art classes, Gumbaynggirr lingo classes, story sessions, dance shows and instruction, clay modelling classes, traditional basket weaving, and tours of Aboriginal sites.

The Wadjar Regional Indigenous Art Gallery showcases the works of regional indigenous artists, artisans, and craftspeople. It is also the home of the Annual Saltwater Freshwater Indigenous Art Award. The gallery features an extensive display of regionally produced traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, books, clothing, CDs and gift ware.

Yarrawarra is located at Corindi Beach, midway between Coffs Harbour and Grafton.




170 Red Rock Road
Corindi Beach, NSW, 2456

Located 11.4K from Halfway Creek

Arrawarra-Corindi Beach


The southern end, on Arrawarra Headland Road, provides access to Arrawarra Headland Reserve. The reserve boasts facilities including picnic tables, toilets, beach shower, and a gravel boat ramp.

The northern end (accessible via Beach Road) of Corindi Beach has a local shop, tennis courts and a caravan park. The caravan park has picnic shelters, barbecue facilities, playground area, toilet amenities, and beach showers. Corindi Beach is a great area for surfing, swimming and for snorkelling enthusiasts. There are also great rock pools for the little ones. The beach is patrolled for the summer school holidays.




Arrawarra Beach Road
Arrawarra, NSW, 2456

Located 15.2K from Halfway Creek

Wooli Wooli River


The Wooli Wooli River begins its journey in the Barcoongere State Forest. During its 34 kilometre length it passes through Newfoundland State Forest before meandering through the Yuraygir National Park.

Being encased by nature ensures that it is one of the purest waterways in Australia. It is one of the best nurseries for the Sydney Rock Oyster which can be purchased in Wooli along with fish, crabs and lobsters freshly harvested by the local fishing fleet. The river can be negotiated for around 20 kilometres by canoe and kangaroos, emus, black-necked storks, brolgas, kingfishers, parrots and all manner of wildlife abound along the banks.




Riverside Drive
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 17.2K from Halfway Creek

Glenreagh Memorial Museum


Glenreagh Memorial Museum is on the main road through the village. The museum was built onto the School of Arts, funded by a Bicentennial grant.

Relics of the gold mining days, the early timber industry and old china pieces are featured.

There is an entertainment corner displaying radios from the 1920s and an early film projector.

On the Saturday of the Glenreagh Markets (first Saturday of each month), the museum is open from 9am. Entry outside of this time is by appointment only.




62 Coramba Street
Glenreagh, NSW, 2450

Located 17.4K from Halfway Creek

Wooli Beach


If you're looking to enjoy water, wildlife and natural wonders, Wooli Beach is the place for you. This secluded beach is surrounded by Yuraygir National Park and offers a story book setting for rest and relaxation. This section of coastline forms the northern sector of the Solitary Islands Marine Park which protects the estuaries, beaches and islands from the Sandon River to Coffs Harbour in the south. The Wooli Wooli River can be negotiated for around 20 kilometres by canoe or boat. Kangaroos, emus, black-necked storks, brolgas, kingfishers, parrots and all manner of wildlife abound along the banks.

Holidaymakers can find many perfect fishing and picnic spots along the riverbank. The serious angler can chase bigger dreams from the beaches, rocks (the breakwalls are popular) or deep sea where local fishing charters are available into the marine park.





Main Street
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 17.4K from Halfway Creek

Woolgoolga Creek Flora Reserve


Large open grassed area and walking tracks in rainforest and Wedding Bells State Forest. Picnic facilities available.

Sherwood Nature Reserve is located west of Woolgoolga and incorporates open forests, heaths and sandstone escarpments.

The reserve stretches in narrow corridors from a rare strip of lowland subtropical rainforest along Woolgoolga Creek to a larger area further north-west that conserves a rugged sandstone range towering over the Orara Valley.




Woolgoolga Creek Road
Woolgoolga, NSW, 2456

Located 19.3K from Halfway Creek

Woolgoolga Art Gallery


Woolgoolga Art Gallery is a community based gallery run by volunteers. There are regular exhibitions, classes and workshops in a variety of arts and crafts. All exhibition items are for sale.

The Lillipilli Art Exhibition is a major exhibition which has been running for 30 years and attracts a hung range of entries both local and further afield.




Turon Parade
Woolgoolga, NSW, 2456

Located 19.7K from Halfway Creek

Halfway Creek: Events

Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships


The offbeat, all Australian sport of Goanna Pulling dates back to the nineteenth century.

Contrary to the name, it's a test of strength between two people, whereby contestants get down on all fours and are linked by a leather belt over their heads, enabling them to pull backwards, tug of war style. Enter on the day for your chance to win cash prizes in the Men's and Ladies' Age and Weight Divisions.

The Goanna Pulling Championship includes many other events on the day including wood chop, men's, ladies' and children's novelty races, dog obedience trials, tug of war teams, market stalls, and food and drinks. Making a fun filled experience for the whole family.

Fun for the kids with a jumping castle, Old McDonald's Farm, Australian Reptile Show, bungee trampoline, giant ferris wheel, dodgem cars, and cup and saucer ride.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Oct


Wooli Sports Ground
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 17.2K from Halfway Creek

The Village Market Place - Glenreagh


Take a drive into the countryside and experience an old-fashioned village marketplace at Glenreagh on the first Saturday of each month.

Buy locally grown produce, home baked goodies, arts and crafts and find a bargain on the white elephant stalls. Refreshments are available and these under cover markets run in all weather.

Enjoy great food, fantastic entertainment and a fabulous atmosphere.


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Sep
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2017
      7th Jan
      4th Feb
      4th Mar


Coramba Street
Glenreagh, NSW, 2450

Located 17.3K from Halfway Creek

Glenreagh Timber Festival


Woodchop will again be a feature of the Glenreagh Timber Festival. The other popular events - sheepdog trial demos, blacksmithing, post splitting, sleeper cutting and timber crafting will again be included.

The huge market stall gathering will hold interests for the whole family. Food and drink outlets will be available around the ground, and lots of entertainment for adults and children.

Car parking will be plentiful and free on the grounds.




Bridge Street
Glenreagh, NSW, 2450

Located 17.8K from Halfway Creek

Halfway Creek Map

Halfway Creek Map - Legend
Multiple Hotels
Hotel
Click on the map markers for more information. Hover over the map to zoom in & out or see satellite & terrain views.