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Lower Southgate: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Alumny Creek School Museum and Reserve


The Alumny School operated from 1872 until 1969. It is now a living museum of school life with significant pieces of equipment, school records and memorabilia reflecting various stages of education over these years.

It's a trip in a time machine back to your primary school days featuring many small details that may be long forgotten. The reserve surrounding the school is like a village green with picnic facilities, shady trees and sports facilities.





Southgate Road
Alumny Creek, NSW, 2460

Located 7.9K from Lower Southgate

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 8.0K from Lower Southgate

Old Codgers Antiques


Situated in the old 1892 Norco Butter Factory, Old Codgers Antiques offers antiques, old wares and bric-a-brac, and French copper cooking ware, amid the historical air of Ulmarra's past.

Old Codgers is open casual hours so it's best to ring ahead to arrange a visit.

A fascinating shop in the village of Ulmarra, which has been classified by the National Trust.





Pacific Highway
Ulmarra, NSW, 2462

Located 9.5K from Lower Southgate

Squatters Rest Private Museum


Surrounded by vintage tractors, engines and farm machinery, there are 19 old style buildings, including a replica 1880 cook house at the Squatters Rest Private Museum. They make the best billy tea and bushman's bread with cocky's joy in the cook house.

Staff give give a guided tour of the fascinating range of rural memorabilia and then it's billy tea and bushman's bread, pianola for singalongs, great yarns and bush poetry.

Australia's best camp oven lunches are available for coach groups. This attraction constantly scores the highest popularity rating with group tours.

Monthly Markets are held on the second Sunday of each month from 8am till 12pm. Enjoy the great country atmosphere and browse stalls including gift ideas, bric-a-brac, cakes, fruit, vegies and jewellery.





23 Collette Street
Tucabia, NSW, 2462

Located 12.3K from Lower Southgate

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 14.8K from Lower Southgate

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 15.3K from Lower Southgate

Lower Southgate: Events

Clarence Valley Country Muster


Calliope, a tiny community north-east of Grafton will come alive during the Jacaranda Festival for the 2016 Clarence Valley Country Muster.

The stage is set for the fourth magnificent country music festival that in 2013 broke new ground on the NSW North Coast.

This year, country music superstar Adam Harvey will perform some of his greatest hits at the muster, as well as many other acts!

The muster will also serve up country hospitality including a canteen packed with mouth watering, home grown produce.

Prizes are available for people who would like to perform, including a AUD2000 recording package from Kross Kut Records for the best Walk-Up Artist.

Camping is available - see the web site for details. Be there!




11 Coulters Lane
Calliope, NSW, 2462

Located 8.7K from Lower Southgate

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 15.7K from Lower Southgate

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 15.7K from Lower Southgate

Lower Southgate: 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 15.5K from Lower Southgate

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