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 – Lilydale

Day 2: Clarence Gorge – Jackadgery

Day 3: Cangai – Dalmorton 

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. 

Lilydale Campground is one of the primitive campgrounds along with the Clarence Canoe and Kayak Trail. A wonderful place to enjoy the river with swimming, kayaking and fishing some of the highlights.


Nestled on the banks of the Clarence River, this campground has spacious sites suitable for caravans, motorhomes, and big rigs. It is also dog friendly but have to be registered and on a leash at all times.

Please observe the Crown Land Camping Reserve rules and be mindful of other camp users and most of all the environment.

Most of all, enjoy your stay on the mighty Clarence River.

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. 

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!