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Westlawn: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Old Glen Innes Road and the Historic Tunnel Grafton


For those who want to explore a place out of time, the Old Glen Innes Road, between Grafton and the tablelands, offers tourists a rare view.

This is the land of flowing waters and steep escarpments, dry ridges and lush, dark valleys. The Orara, Nymboida, Boyd, Guy Fawkes, Henry and Mann rivers all cross this historic route before they feed into the mighty Clarence.

The Old Glen Innes Road was constructed using civilian labour during the 1800s. 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.

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 Westlawn

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 22.5K from Westlawn

Clarence River


From kayaking rapids in the rugged highlands of the upper Clarence, sailing, boating, or even water skiing the wide open body of the river, to surfing the golden beaches of Yamba, they've got you covered.

The Clarence River, which just happens to be the largest river on the eastern seaboard (fun fact), winds through deep ravines and broad plains, ancient forests, lush farmland, sleepy villages and 100 chartered islands.

The creation of the Giant Serpent has a great meaning to the local Goorie people. With the river flowing through the lands of the three tribes; Bundjalung to the northwest, Gumbayngirr to the southeast and Yaegl towards the mouth of the river.

If you are a landlubber, there are many access points along its banks, towns and villages along its length. To really experience it bring or hire a boat, hire a houseboat or if you are really keen, why not try paddling its length.

So if you are visiting the Clarence Valley be sure to dust off your wet water gear and discover the Mighty Clarence River!




Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 22.7K from Westlawn

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.




158 Fitzroy Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.3K from Westlawn

Westlawn: Events

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.


Event Dates
2018
      12th Jul


Powell Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 22.3K from Westlawn

Ay Pachanga


Ay Pachanga is the Latin party of the year. Following sell-out shows in Sydney, Ay Pachanga celebrates the world's largest Latin label, Fania Records, and the music that made it famous.

Founded in New York in 1964, Fania Records produced Latin music stars such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ray Barreto, Willie Colon, and Ruben Blades, and showcased a melting pot of musical influences derived from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, America and Panama.

Music Director Martin Taylor (Mucho Mambo) performs with a stellar line-up of top Australian musicians performing Latin boogaloo, salsa, and mambo - the Latin sounds of the 60s and 70s. Joining them on stage are award-winning dancers in a colourful showcase, celebrating the street styles of Latin New York in the Fania era.

Presented by the Clarence Valley Conservatorium in association with Musica Viva Australia.


Event Dates
2018
      30th Jun


Mary Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.2K from Westlawn

Plunge Art and Culture Festival


The plunge Art and Culture Festival is a month long program of events right across the Clarence Valley in northern NSW. From exhibitions, local art and craft, workshops, live music, theatre, film and shows there is something for everyone.

Drop in to a local gallery or book into a workshop to learn a new skill - from acapella singing to shibori fabric dyeing or coptic book binding there's plenty to inspire you. Their favourite venues showcase visiting and local musicians for plenty of fun and entertainment.


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Various locations
Clarence Valley, NSW, 2460

Located 23.3K from Westlawn

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
2018
      27th Oct
      28th Oct


1 Prince Street
Grafton, NSW, 2460

Located 23.6K from Westlawn

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