Things to do in Maclean

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Things to Do in Maclean

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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If like us, you are doing a NSW coastal road trip, it’s worth a detour to see the Clarence River at some point.
    It’s the largest river on the eastern coast with over 100 islands. It winds its way south through Grafton and Maclean and on to Yamba and is so big that early explorers wrongly thought it must lead to an ‘inland sea’ and spent years chasing this myth.
    We pulled off the Pacific Highway at Yamba where the river mouth meets the Pacific Ocean.
    The most scenic point is from the lookout at the top of Clarence Head, where the two lighthouses stand. From here, you look down over the river mouth, Turners Beach and the rocky break-water walls.
    There’s also a brightly coloured red and yellow information board that provides the indigenous Goorie story of the giant eel and the creation of the Clarence. This is stop #7 on the Aboriginal Tourist Drive which has 13 stops around the Maclean and Yamba areas.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • Di0nniej
    Brisbane, Australia81 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very good lookout it is worth the while to make the trip up if you are staying in Maclean you are able to see all the way to Yamba.
    Written 10 October 2023
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  • susie37760
    Glenlyon, Australia332 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting art gallery with surfing in the 60's and art from papa new guinea. Spread out over 2 floors interesting to look at. Also doubles as architect.
    Written 15 May 2017
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  • Sharon
    Maclean, Australia7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maclean Museum is a lovely spot to visit before/after heading up to the lookout. It has some really interesting exhibits and children as well as adults enjoy the experience
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • marc_mcintyre
    Clarence Valley, Australia27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been here a couple of times. Beautiful works and the owners are most informative and know there stuff! We love Julie and Malcolm's art and will be back.
    Written 22 February 2018
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  • Brian Williams
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a surprise one of the hidden gems of the country golf. Great 18-hole golf course with some very interesting holes a must if you're touring the North Coast.
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • Karen Y
    Melbourne, Australia389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking for a rest stop during a long drive up the Pacific Highway, and this gallery gave us a more interesting stop, with cafe next door, information centre and toilets. Also had a nice view of the Clarence River.
    Written 30 January 2020
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