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Pillar Valley

The Pillar Valley is located on the entrance road to the towns of Wooli and Minnie Water.

Pillar Valley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 11.4K from Pillar Valley

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 16.5K from Pillar Valley

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 Pillar Valley

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 17.4K from Pillar Valley

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 17.6K from Pillar Valley

Clock Tower Gallery

The Clock Tower Gallery is located in the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre in South Grafton. It is the only outlet in the Clarence Valley for the beautiful works produced by the Members of the Gallery. Many pieces of skilled woodwork, leatherwork, patchwork quilts and wallhangings, knitted articles and glassware are for sale. There are paintings of many different mediums and styles.

Members of the Clock Tower Gallery have a market day at the Visitor Centre on the first Saturday of each month (no market day in January) .

This is a perfect place to shop for a unique gift for that special someone.

Clarence River Visitor Information Centre,
Spring Street
South Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 19.3K from Pillar Valley

Pillar Valley: 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!

Event Dates
      29th Oct
      30th Oct

11 Coulters Lane
Calliope, NSW, 2462

Located 15.5K from Pillar Valley

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.

Wooli Sports Ground
Wooli, NSW, 2462

Located 17.4K from Pillar Valley

Clocktower Gallery Markets

The members of the Clocktower Gallery hold their regular markets on the front veranda at the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre on the first Saturday of the month.

Starting at 9am and going to around 1pm. There are lots of arts and crafts, wood work, leather work, pot plants and homemade goodies. You may also be able to enjoy demonstrations from the talented craft persons presenting their wares.

Event Dates
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec

Spring Street,
Corner of Pacific Highway
South Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 19.2K from Pillar Valley

Pillar Valley: Travel Tips

Clarence Valley Visitor Information Centre - Grafton

The Clarence Valley Visitor Information Centre in Grafton off the Pacific Highway covers the Clarence Valley, including the towns of Grafton, Maclean and Yamba.

There are special displays of Aboriginal art (not for sale), National Parks and local products. A wide range of brochures are available covering within, and outside, the Clarence Valley area. Maps and souvenirs are also available to purchase.

The Clarence Valley Visitor Information Centre is an outlet for the work of the members of the Clock Tower Gallery - local arts and crafts include handcrafted needlework, knitting, bead work, woodwork, leatherwork, pottery, photography and paintings. Local produce is also available, including jams, relishes, olives, sauces, and coffee.

Clarence Valley Visitor Information Centre,
Spring Street,
Corner of Pacific Highway
South Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 19.2K from Pillar Valley

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