Camping? Yes Please!
If you enjoy the basics of camping, then this is the perfect drive for you!
Set up camp is some of Clarence Valley's best camping locations. Get lost in stunning views, thriving National Parks and be in awe of the gushing rivers that surround you wherever you go. You'll be spoilt with endless beauty that the Clarence Valley has to offer, before you know it 3 day's have evaporated.
Set up camp is some of Clarence Valley's best camping locations
Day 1: South Grafton - Copmanhurst
Day 2: Clarence Gorge - Jackadgery
Day 3: Cangai - Dalmorton - Buccarumbi
South Grafton, a refreshing contrast to the modern architecture that dominates many established cityscapes these days. The combination of history and modern art truly makes this side of town unique in it’s own right.
> The main street preserves it’s heritage buildings beautifully and showcases effortlessly the unique design and styles from the turn of the century.
> Keep an eye out for the colourful murals throughout the Main Street and along the river, though you shouldn’t have too much trouble spotting them as the pop of colour make them a hard one to miss!
> Grab a tea or coffee and a bite to eat from one of the local cafes in town and enjoy the Clarence River views.
Copmanhurst is more than a place to stop for lunch, it’s a fulfilling destination in itself, as evidenced by its growing popularity with campers and keen explorers - You’ll soon find out that this small town has so much to offer.
> For those adventure seekers out there- there is plenty of canoeing and kayaking options up this way, it’s also the last stop on the famous Clarence Valley Canoe and Kayak Trail.
> Bring along the fishing rod and chuck in a line – It’s a great spot for keen anglers, with bass being a popular find in the area in those warmer months.
> Simply explore – discover the skate park, war memorial, pub, sensory garden and saddlery museum.
The Clarence Gorge, to put it simply, is GORGE-ous! Take in the beautiful views and endless green hills and you’ll soon find out the trek up here was well worth it. Discover thundering waterfalls and savage rapids, with pockets of calm delicately sprinkled throughout.
> There are three main waterfalls – The Rainbow Falls proudly live up to their name on sunny days.
> The Gorge marks the end of the 6th and beginning of the 7th section of the Clarence Canoe and Kayak Trail.
> Take advantage of the river and enjoy having a fish, paddle or swim.
Jackadgery was an old gold mining town and sits closely to the stunning Mann River and some truly spectacular country side. You might want to give the good ol’ Mann River a visit and see if you can find anything glimmering beneath the water…
While in Cangai enjoy the clear and calm waters of the Mann River, enjoy a refreshing swim like no other, the goal here is to completely relax and just enjoy the fresh mountain air and enjoy it all to yourself.
Dalmorton was once a booming gold mining area and housed several thousand residents, though now is a quiet village. It is the “gateway” to the Historic Tunnel – you’ll know it when you see it, cut into solid rock by hand back in 1868.
Buccarumbi marks the junction of the Nymboida and Boyd Rivers, making for a perfect spot to stop off and get a remarkable view of your surroundings. There are several spots along this route that make for an ideal overnight camp. Buccarumbi, Dalmorton and Mann River Campground all offers brilliant riverside and bush camping options.
Nothing better then going back to the bare basics and spending a few nights in the tent.
Here in the Clarence Valley to get away you don't have to go far. That's one of the many reasons why this place ticks all the boxes - it simply has everything for everyone!