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The Clarence River has it all, from a number of riverside bars and cafes, fishing, sailing along... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Townsville, Australia
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Driving from Grafton to Maclean along the Clarence river is absolutely amazing. (Along the back... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Glen W
Melbourne, Australia
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Maclean, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The Clarence River has it all, from a number of riverside bars and cafes, fishing, sailing along with plenty of photo opportunities. It is also steeped in history with a number of ship wrecks adding to this amazing stretch of river.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karos1
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Driving from Grafton to Maclean along the Clarence river is absolutely amazing. (Along the back way, through Lawrence) cross the ferry @Lawrence, drive along the river flats through the sugar cane fields to a beautiful place called Maclean. What a GEM of a place absolutely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glen W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lovely to see the river from Maclean as well as at its mouth in Yamba. Ferries at various spots. Extremely wide by the time it gets to Yamba. Very scenic.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Terri F
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Tthe Clarence River is broad and deep. For an Australan, where drought is common, such a bountiful river is a joy to behold. Several ferries cross the Clarence. Check for departure times. The Clarence flows into the ocean at a neat littl city called Yamba....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

To enjoy a coffee adjacent to this big river visit Ferry Park at the Maclean turn off. Olivers cafe and public toilets plus off highway parking.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank PamF47
Reviewed 23 May 2017

You will be beside your self with this amazing River and its Hotels, Motels and Caravan parks that are second to none. The river at Maclean is nearly a kilometer wide and boasts great fishing all year. The people of the Clarence River are a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a very impressive river - stunning views along all the riverside roads, every curve has a different vista. Boats hauled up on the banks for work, wide cultivated fields, green grassy stretches, thick scrub and lots of pretty buildings and small villages. And...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Heather G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Driving along the river in Maclean it was awesome to see Dolphins in the river. many vessels of all makes using the river which was great to see.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank marc_mcintyre
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

There are so many wonderful places to see and visit when you come to the Clarence. The jazz cruise from Yamba on Sundays is excellent. You can hop on at Yamba at 11am or in Iluka at 11.45. Then there is the Alpaca Farm at...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Shazza784
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Clarence River is the best river I have ever seen. It is so peaceful and there are views of it wherever you go. It is certainly a sight to be seen.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Janet T
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