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Towgon Grange: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Iluka Main Beach

Main beach is a long sandy beach popular for surfing particularly at the wall and at the northern end. This is a dog friendly beach, but visitors must adhere to the signage. The adjacent car park has plenty of parking, toilets and cold water showers. 4WD vehicles can be taken onto the beach at low tide after having first obtained a permit from council.

At the northern end of the beach the remains of the old railway tracks can be seen at low tide with the occasional wheel emerging from the sands. This is a remnant from the tramway erected to carry rock from the headland used to create the stabilizing North Wall. A curious rock formation can be sighted and has been referred to as the Tsunami stack.

Iluka Main Beach
Iluka, NSW, 2460

Located 8.3K from Towgon Grange

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 18.4K from Towgon Grange

Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton

The Old Glen Innes Road was constructed using civilian labour during the 1800s and just one highlight is the short tunnel carved out of the rock a few kilometres west of Dalmorton. Scrawled upon its ceiling is graffiti dating from the 1880s, written in black paint, each figure finished with a curl so typical of the era.

But first things first: Heading west out of South Grafton finds you on the Gwydir Highway. Travel about seven kilometres along until you reach the top of the hill and take the left hand turn onto the Old Glen Innes Road.

Follow this good quality sealed road for 40 kilometres until it turns to gravel at the locality of Buccurumbi. Cross the low level bridge that sits beside the remains of its flood stricken predecessor at the picturesque junction of Nymboida and Boyd Rivers.

Old Glen Innes Road
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 21.9K from Towgon Grange

Clarence River Historical Society Inc

Schaeffer House, which houses a Museum and Research Room, is the headquarters of the Clarence River Historical Society.

The homestead was built by the son of a pioneer German family, Grafton's first architect, Mr F.W.C. Schaeffer, between 1901 and 1903. The society was formed in 1931 and is the oldest country historical society in New South Wales.

Schaeffer House displays beautiful china, glassware and furniture presented to the society over the years. The quality of the exhibits and the magnificent building ensure a most satisfying experience.

A great deal of historic information on the Clarence and its people can be found at the Clarence River Historical Society.

190 Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.1K from Towgon Grange

Grafton Regional Art Gallery

Set in the restored 1880s Prentice House, the Grafton Regional Art Gallery is the Clarence Valley's premier visual arts centre.

The Grafton Regional Gallery holds the largest collection of artworks on the North Coast of New South Wales, and continues to develop its vibrant collections. The Gallery presents over 40 exhibitions and 70 programs and events each year.

The gallery's collection focuses on the acquisitions from the Biennial Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). The JADA fosters Australian contemporary drawing practice, and as a result, the collection holds many fine examples of Australian drawings. It also includes the historical O'Grady watercolour collection of Australian flora and fauna.

Purchase unique, quality gifts at the gift shop.

Come and enjoy a beautiful coffee in the cafe, Rosearia, open Tuesday to Saturday.

158 Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.3K from Towgon Grange

Towgon Grange: Events

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

The longest running floral festival in Australia always starts on the last weekend in October, concluding on the first weekend in November.

The festival starts with the crowning of the new queen in an open ceremony under the beautifully lit mauve canopy of jacaranda blooms.

Jacaranda Thursday has zany street theatre and madcap entertainment occupy the morning, and Market Square is the venue for the lunchtime and afternoon program of live entertainment.

The Venetian Carnival sees live performances on stage on the Clarence River is watched by hundreds of spectators along the riverbank in Memorial Park, with a big fireworks finale.

Jacaranda Saturday has the big TAFE Markets in the morning, and the grand parade commencing at 5pm, completing a circuit of the main street with a variety of colourful and entertaining floats on display. The evening concludes with Picnic in the Park, a family concert event in Market Square.

Event Dates
      29th Oct
      31st Oct
      1st Nov
      2nd Nov
      3rd Nov
      4th Nov
      5th Nov
      6th Nov
      7th Nov

Various locations around Grafton
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 8.3K from Towgon Grange

Grafton Country Music Roundup

Do you love traditional country music and bush balladry? Then make this a date!

Performers from far and wide will be converging on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents - singing their songs, playing their instruments and reciting their poetry!

This will be seven days filled with fair dinkum country music and entertainers, so grab some friends or head along on your own. No matter what, there is sure to be something on offer to get you rockin' and entertained throughout these great four days.


Camping sites are available anytime at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club and Caravan Park prior to and after the roundup. Contact the Greyhound Club for details.

For Camping and Entertainment Packages during the week - please refer to the "Country Music Roundup" website for details.

Cranworth Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 22.0K from Towgon Grange

Grafton July Racing Carnival

The Clarence River Jockey Club, located in the picturesque jacaranda tree lined city of Grafton on the NSW North Coast, is home to the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australia, the famous Grafton July Racing Carnival. The Club provides amenities equal to metropolitan tracks to cater for the July Carnival attracting crowds in excess of 30,000.

With a population of 20,000, Grafton has the infrastructure to comfortably cater for all levels of accommodation with a good variety of restaurants and pubs to suit every taste. Some of the best beaches and holiday destinations on the New South Wales Coast are within an easy drive such as Yamba, Iluka, Wooli, and Minnie Waters, which provide an ideal environment to relax for a great time away.

Special functions and extra entertainment are conducted over the carnival as well as fashions on the field.

Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 22.3K from Towgon Grange

Blues, Brews and Barbecues

Come along to a great family day out at the Grafton Racecourse! There will be a host of hot blues bands, James Squire beer tasting, gourmet barbecue food and the chance to have a flutter on the Yamba Cup. Is there a better way to spend a beautiful summer's afternoon?

Gourmet regional barbecue food available to purchase from 12pm until 7pm.

You will be drawn to the smell from the barbecues cooking beautiful Northern NSW produce including marinated Yamba prawns, Blues burger made from local beef and pork on a freshly baked bun. Beef produce from Big River Beef, pork produce from Bangalow Sweet Pork.

Entry fee includes live music, beer tasting and racecourse entry.

Children 17 and under free entry, but must remain in the company of an adult at all times.

Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.2K from Towgon Grange

Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races

A spectacle usually seen only in metropolitan areas, the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races held on the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton is the largest regional dragon boat event in New South Wales. With over 30 teams competing in a variety of categories, this is an event well supported and loved by locals and visitors alike.

Held in late October, at the beginning of the famous Jacaranda Festival, the riverbank is dotted with purple and the whole of Grafton is alive with festivities. With the river front abuzz with the sights, sounds and colours of over 1500 people, it's a delightful day out and worth a visit.

Free for visitors who would like to watch the races.

Event Dates
      31st Oct
      1st Nov

1 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.6K from Towgon Grange

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