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Lawrence

The quiet town of Lawrence is located at the junction of Sportsmans Creek and the Clarence River and offers fine fishing, canoeing and plentiful bird life. Established in 1856, visit the colonial style local tavern for great country meals. Explore the walking track along the riverbank leading from Memorial Park to the lookout on High Street. Memorial Park has barbecues, playgrounds, and toilets and is a great spot for fishing and swimming. Lawrence also has a nine hole golf course for you to enjoy seven days a week. The local general store has takeaway, groceries, liquor supplies, petrol and a hair salon.

Lawrence: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lawrence Museum and Historical Society Inc


Established in the old ABC 2NR radio transmitter building in Merton Street, Lawrence is the Lawrence Museum. After getting off the Bluff Point Car Ferry turn right into Merton Street and follow the signs to the museum.

As well as local memorabilia the museum highlights items associated with telecommunications and radio broadcasting from it's early beginnings in Australia.

There is an exhibit recreating a Blacksmith's Workshop and also also photos and memorabilia relating to the Bluff Point Ferry.

Individuals, coach companies and interested groups are invited to visit and enjoy the experiences of radio broadcasting from its very early years in Australia. They recommend coach groups consider a round trip to Lawrence as a day or part day tour incorporating the museum visit.

Special bookings for coaches/groups may be made any day of the week. Group tours of the museum include a morning or afternoon tea for a minimal cost.





Merton Street
Lawrence, NSW, 2460

Located 0.9K from Lawrence

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 8.8K from Lawrence

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 10.0K from Lawrence

Lawrence: Events

NYE Clark Island Garden Party


Experience an unforgettable New Year's Eve on sublime Clark Island in Sydney Harbour National Park. Enjoy a gourmet three-course meal, cocktail on arrival and live music on this uncrowded island oasis set in a garden theme. Clark Island is one of the best vantage points to see the famous Sydney Harbour fireworks.

You'll enter a garden paradise the minute you step off the ferry onto beautiful Clark Island. Your three-course meal includes a gourmet picnic hamper on arrival, followed by a choice of mains and desserts, all from a menu inspired by the freshest garden produce. As the sun sets, enjoy live music from party band, The Shuffle. Later in the night, hit the dancefloor to the sounds of a live DJ.

Meet outside the AMP building in Circular Quay, 33 Alfred Street, for ferry marshalling 20 minutes before departure time.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec

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Clark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park
Clark Island, NSW,

Located 4.9K from Lawrence

Maclean Lions Club Billy Cart Derby


The Maclean Lions Club Billy Cart Derby is gearing up for another successful outing down the hills of the Maclean Showground!

There are three age groups and two classes of billy carts that contestants can compete in. Age groups are eight to 11 years, 12 to 16 years, and Open.

Billy Cart Classes are Soapbox, where wheel sizes are a maximum of 300 millimetres in diameter, some form of steering and some form of braking is present; and Open Class, which must have some form of braking.

Both classes must have a maximum 1.2 metre wheel width, a maximum 2.1 metre wheel base and no dangerous protrusions. All carts must have four wheels.

All drivers must wear a motorcycle helmet, gloves, overalls or long sleeved shirt, long trousers and closed in footwear.

Scrutineering of carts begins at 9am, with the first race kicking off at 10am.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Jan


Maclean Showground,
Cameron Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 9.8K from Lawrence

Maclean Agricultural Show


The Maclean Agricultural Show is held over two days. Events include sideshows, equestrian events, trotting, exhibitions, sales displays, floral and fruit exhibits and food stalls. The Maclean Show also has cane exhibits, craft, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, cooking, championship dog show, caged birds, photography, school exhibits, and trade exhibits.

The Agricultural and Industrial Show in Maclean has now become a yearly attraction where not only farmers and industry workers can present their wares, but it also allows exhibitors from all walks of life to display their talents and to gain knowledge and learn from fellow exhibitors.

Bring the family and head to the show for a great time full of fun entertainment.




Maclean Showground,
Cameron Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 9.8K from Lawrence

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
2017
      14th Apr
      15th Apr


Maclean Showground
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 9.8K from Lawrence

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
2016
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


Centenary Drive
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 9.9K from Lawrence

Lawrence: Travel Tips

Clarence Valley Visitor Information Centre - Maclean


The Clarence Visitor Information Centre - Maclean at Ferry Park is a tourism showcase for the local area. It offers an excellent range of special interest brochures, maps and displays.

Ferry Park Gallery also located in the complex offers an extensive range of high standard arts and crafts, all of the work on display is original and made by members of the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association (LCACA).

Another feature located within the complex is Ferry Park Cafe. Their delicious food is enhanced by balcony settings with views across the Clarence River.





Ferry Park,
Pacific Highway
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 9.9K from Lawrence

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