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The Lawrence Road follows the western bank of the Clarence River and connects Grafton to the township of Lawrence which is then linked to Woodford Island and Maclean by a ferry crossing. the scenic and fully sealed road is a popular alternative to the pacific highway. Queen street, Grafton runs into this Lawrence Road and just north of the city is the old alumny creek public school which has been set up as a museum of early rural education. A large sports field and picnic facilities are adjacent groups can make arrangements to visit. A little further north lies the small village of Southgate, the community centre for the surrounding farms. A small vehicular ferry links Southgate to Ulmarra and provides the link in a pleasant round trip, from Grafton.

Southgate: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Coldstream Gallery

Coldstream Gallery is located in the historic river port of Ulmarra. Situated in the original Sydney Stores department store circa 1907, this building has quite some history. Transitioned to a fine art gallery in 1975 it has grown to become a gallery promoting local artists and artisans predominantly from the Clarence Valley.

Continuing on with the tradition of personal service and quality they exhibit painting, wood, glass, bronze and more, there is something for everyone; from a card for mum to a collectable piece of original Australian art. Workshops and creative classes are run on a regular basis and unique onsite accommodation is available. Contact them with any workshop or accommodation enquiries.

Open everyday from 10am to 4pm or by appointment.

5 Coldstream Street
Ulmarra, NSW, 2462

Located 2.6K from 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 2.7K from Southgate

Cowper Art Gallery

Cowper Art Gallery and Studio lies in the heart of the Clarence Valley half way between Grafton and Maclean. The Gallery is situated in one of the Clarence Valley's beautifully restored old timber churches. The Gallery features changing exhibitions showcasing Northern Rivers artists and contemporary craftspeople.

Each exhibition is opened with an event and artist talks are often held during exhibitions. Gallery patrons enjoy the unique experience of listening to artists discuss their work and creative practice.

An extensive program of workshops are held in the Studio throughout the year. Workshops are taught by Gallery owner Kerrie Bowles and highly skilled visiting tutors. All workshops are exclusive to Cowper Art Gallery and Studio.

The Studio currently offers workshops in printmaking, painting, textiles, dyeing, basket making, weaving, bookmaking and photography. New workshops are added to the program regularly.

Workshop days offer a chance to learn new skills whilst enjoying a wonderful day out in the beautiful surroundings of the Gallery. Nourishing food and country cooking are all a part of the workshop day. With the river close by and the lovely country setting, participants leave feeling relaxed and nurtured.

90 Clarence Street
Cowper, NSW, 2460

Located 6.6K from Southgate

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.

Open Mondays from 9am - 12pm, or at other times by appointment.

465 Lawrence Road
Alumy Creek, NSW, 2460

Located 8.1K from Southgate

Southgate: Events

Coldstream Gallery Presents Fay Boyd's Fine Art School Tutor's Exhibition

Coldstream Gallery are proud to be hosting the official Fay Boyd's Art School Tutor's Exhibition for 2018. Some of Australia's finest artists in one combined exhibition.

Featuring Paul McDonald Smith OAM FVAS FRSA, Kasey Sealy, Amanda Hyatt, Malcolm Carver, John Lovett, Fiona Craig, Chris Postle, Herman Pekel, Jenni Kelly, Lyn Diefenbach, Cees Sliedrecht, Leonie Norton, Paul Margocsy and Janet Matthews.

The exhibition will run from mid April until mid July with an official opening night on Tuesday, April 17 from 6pm and will include official preceding by Bill Dougherty OAM.

The opening night includes finger food and refreshments.
Bookings are essential and tickets are strictly limited.

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5 Coldstream Street
Ulmarra, NSW, 2462

Located 2.6K from Southgate

Clarence Valley Country Muster

The stage is set for the magnificent country music festival that in 2013 broke new ground on the NSW North Coast and has grown to become one of the must see events on the Australian country music calendar.

The artists for the 2018 lineup have been confirmed:
Beccy Cole, Wayne Horsburgh, Col Finley, Kiara Rodrigues, Charmaine Pout, Samantha Bellamy and Ray Pratley, Owen Blundell, Terry Gordon OAM, Justin Standley, Craig Giles, John and Christine Smith, Dale Duncan, Graeme Hugo, Laura Downing, Lindsay Waddington and Digger Revell.

The muster will 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 AUD2,000 recording package from Kross Kut Records for the best Walk-Up Artist.

Camping is available - see the website for details.

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11 Coulters Lane
Calliope, NSW, 2462

Located 5.4K from Southgate

Vikings Basketball Family Fun Day

Get out and active as you learn to dribble, shoot, and play in a team at the Vikings Basketball Family Fun Day.

Join Grafton Vikings for a day of basketball, games and craft on Thursday, April 19 from 9am to 3pm.

With activities to suit all ages and skill levels, plan a day out with the whole family. Play friendly team games, learn fun basketball skills, and even make some sporty basketball themed crafts!

Canteen available and a sausage sizzle will be available on the day. Bookings can be made at the Grafton Sports Centre.

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300 Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 11.7K from Southgate

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.

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Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 11.7K from Southgate

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

From the last weekend in October to the first weekend of November every year the longest running floral festival in Australia, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, is held under canopies of purple blossoms.
The festival commences regally with the crowning of their Jacaranda Queen and Princesses. Local arts, crafts and sporting groups take the week long opportunity to showcase their work. The city of Grafton comes to a standstill on Jacaranda Thursday with the main street lined with market stalls, rides and entertaining skits performed by local businesses. The mighty Clarence River is a spectacular backdrop for the Riverlight event on Friday evening where spectators line the riverbank to watch local performers before a fantastic finale of fireworks. The festival culminates with a float parade of enormous proportions on Saturday afternoon followed by a sunset family concert on the Riverbank.
Sunday morning, for one last chance to tread the Jacaranda blossom carpeted streets, there is a Fun Run which includes a run across the famous bendy bridge.

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Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 11.8K from Southgate

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