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Clarence Town

Clarence Town is thought to be the seventh oldest settlement in Australia and was the area's centre for shipping until the railway reached Dungog in 1911. Many historic buildings remain but the Williams River is the town's major attraction. A paradise for water skiers who can camp right on the edge of the water with their boat moored within easy reach, the river is wide and conditions are ideal for skiing. Williams River Caravan park is a camping spot for non skiers also right on the river. This is a peaceful spot and the natural landscape is very beautiful. Also situated at Caravan Park on site cabins with own on-site's cater up, to six persons. The local stores will supply all your camping needs or if you don't wish to camp you can stay at the Erringhi Hotel and enjoy the lovely meals.

Clarence Town: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Clarence Town and District Historical Museum Association


A former courthouse building (1869) is the site of a local history museum which focuses on Clarence Town as a terminal of navigation and river port. Its collection encompasses shipbuilding, exploration, maps, documents photographs, memorabilia, household items, timber-getting, agriculture and the history of the settlement of Williams River.

In addition to the above, a native cottage garden is in the process of being established, together with a replica pioneer settlers cottage about to be constructed, materials on site, containing names, photographs (where available), and information on Pioneer Settlers; all surrounded by native trees. In this manner there will be provided a background to Clarence Town's heritage and a support to the Historical Museum.




Corner Grey Street and Prince Street
Clarence Town, NSW, 2321

Located 0.2K from Clarence Town

Tourist Drive 2 - Bucketts Way


The Bucketts Way is the second oldest tourist drive in the state, and for good reason, it is a scenic detour off the Pacific Highway. Tourist Drive 2 (the Bucketts Way) takes you through tall forest, rolling green valleys and pretty towns and villages.

This scenic route is popular with motorcycle riders as it provides one of the best road touring experiences in NSW. Motorists will discover the historic town of Stroud, the beautifully located regional town of Gloucester, the hillside village of Krambach and the riverside village of Tinonee.

Named after the Bucketts Mountains overlooking Gloucester, it was the former alignment of State Highway 10 (changed in 1931 to the Pacific Highway), between Raymond Terrace and Taree between August 1928 and 1952.

The Bucketts Way provides a vital link to Barrington Tops via Gloucester and access to the New England region via Thunderbolts Way.




From the Pacific Highway at 12 Mile Creek near Raymond Terrace,
From the Pacific Highway at Purfleet near Taree
Purfleet, NSW, 2430

Located 11.1K from Clarence Town

Paterson Historical Court House Museum


Paterson Court House, built in 1857, was the centre of justice in the district, housing many policemen. In 1973, a small group of locals met in Paterson's School of Arts building to look into the possibility of forming a group to preserve the local region's history. They had no guidelines to work on, except to collect photographs of Paterson as it was in the early days, along with old stories, papers, and any other memorabilia from Paterson's past.

Dungog Shire Council at this time offered the Court House to any group in Paterson willing to use it and take care of the building. The Court House provided a place to display the mounting number of items which were being donated, and a location for historical interest in the area.

The first name chosen for the organisation was the "Paterson Preservation Society", but this was changed to the "Paterson Historical Society".




King Street
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 15.3K from Clarence Town

Paterson Rail Motor Society


The Rail Motor Society is based about 50 kilometres north of Newcastle in the historic town of Paterson. Operated by volunteers dedicated and passionate about restoring, maintaining and operating rail motors. The group operates out of the old Paterson Goods Yard, affectionately named 'The Depot' and consists of a large working shed and rail yard. Experience the glory days dating back to 1923, view some of the best conserved heritage rolling stock in NSW.

The Rail Motor Society also offers visitors unique tours on board the historical rail motors, both around the local area and across the state, please contact them for further information.

The depot and museum site is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month (except December) and entry is by gold coin donation. Other times by appointment.

The Society can also provide guest speakers for meetings or other group engagements, contact the Secretary.




Webbers Creek Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 15.6K from Clarence Town

Clarence Town: Events

Clarence Town Markets


Clarence Town Markets are held on the last Saturday of the month (except December) from 9am to 1pm.

The markets are located in a beautiful little country town and they love seeing people come to visit. There are an average of 35 stalls per month, with a huge variety of stall holders.

Stall sites (three metres by three metres) are available.


Event Dates
2017
      28th Jan
      25th Feb
      25th Mar
      29th Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun
      29th Jul


Corner Prince Street and Durham Street,
Clarence Town Bowling Club Car Park
Clarence Town, NSW, 2321

Located 0.3K from Clarence Town

Octoberfest


No booking needed, just roll up and enjoy the fun and music at Oktoberfest.

At a reasonable price enjoy some delicious German food, sausages, sauerkraut, goulash and plenty more. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available. Great cakes and strudels, tea and coffee.

Oktoberfest is sure to be a great time in a lovely historical hall. See you there.




Wallarobba Community Hall,
744 Wallarobba Brookfield Road
Dungog, NSW, 2420

Located 12.2K from Clarence Town

Paterson New Year's Eve Festival


Join Paterson for New Year's Eve at Tucker Park and enjoy an exciting evening of live music, fireworks and children's entertainment. There's carnival fun, singing, dancing, games, face painting and more for the kids.

Gates open at 4pm, children's program starts at 6pm, main fireworks display at 9pm, with live music through till the midnight fireworks. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

The Paterson Festival is organised by volunteers from Paterson Rotary Club and the community, and sponsored by local businesses who believe in supporting their local community.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


Tucker Park,
Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 15.1K from Clarence Town

Paterson Gallery Markets


Paterson Gallery Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month and present an eclectic mix of original paintings, craft, and collectables. Set in the picturesque backyard of the historic Paterson Post Office, you are invited to view the gallery and enjoy the rose garden on Duke Street in the heart of Paterson.

Enjoy a great variety of produce, beautiful handmade treasures, homemade craft and cooking. Buskers will entertain and everyone will have a very happy and enjoyable time.

Come and enjoy the day, look around the area, and you may even find some treasures within the stalls.




Paterson Art Gallery,
Duke Street
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 15.3K from Clarence Town

Peek into the Past


Peek into the Past is when Tocal Homestead comes alive with the sights and sounds (and smells) of yesteryear. It is a wonderful old fashioned day out for all the family. Grandparents will reminisce, there's nostalgia.

The sounds of working horses, heritage tractors and machinery mingle with the aromas of scones and apple pies baking in the old wood stove. Make sure you see the blacksmiths working at the forge and then enjoy a piece of damper from the camp fire, topped with 'cocky's joy'. Watch the local straw broom maker at work - he'd be happy to sell you one.

Keep an eye out for the 'redcoats' of the soldiers of the 73rd Regiment of Foot, who will fire their muskets and march through the site - keeping law and order . Bring a scarecrow for the Scarecrow Competition and then vote for the best scarecrow (most votes wins!).




Tocal Homestead,
957 Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 18.4K from Clarence Town

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