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Clarence Coast - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Arrawarra
• Ashby
• Grafton
• Iluka
• Palmers Island
• Woodford Island

Hinterland & river locales:
• Grafton (city) 

Other towns, villages and localities in the Clarence Coast include:
• Angourie • Brooms Head • Corindi Beach • Diggers Camp • Minnie Water • Red Rock • Sandon • Wooli • Yamba

Some of the hinterland and river towns and villages include:
• Chatsworth • Coutts Crossing • Copmanhurst • Glenreagh • Harwood • Jackadgery • Junction Hill
• Lawrence • Maclean • Nymboida • Woombah
The sub-tropical Clarence Coast is where the Clarence River meets the sea, Yamba and Iluka headlands. It is part of the Shire of Maclean and the Northern Rivers region. The Clarence is part of an amazing delta system that starts in the Queensland's McPherson Ranges. Fed by many tributaries, the Clarence flows pass over a hundred islands, before flowing into the ocean between Yamba and Iluka.

The Clarence River estuary, combined with more than 50 km of natural coastline, unspoilt beaches, national parks, World Heritage rainforest and a picturesque hinterland that make up this unique, diverse and pristine coastal environment, offers the visitor a great place to stay and enjoy.

Coastal towns and villages in the region include Angourie, Brooms Head, Corindi Beach, Diggers Camp, Iluka, Minnie Water, Red Rock, Sandon, Wooli, Yamba. Some of the hinterland and river towns and villages include Chatsworth, Coutts Crossing, Copmanhurst, Glenreagh, Grafton (city), Harwood, Jackadgery, Junction Hill, Lawrence, Maclean, Nymboida, and Woombah.

Encompassing about 100 islands, some of the islands found in the region include Araiel Island, Arris Island, Bolorobo Island, Chatsworth Island,  Corokos Island, Dart Island, Freeburn Island, Goodwood Island, Harwood Island, Hickey Island, Micalo Island, Palmers Island, Periko Island, Rabbit Island, Romiaka Island, Sleeper Island, Thorny Island, Tomayen Island, Wangainan Island, Whyna Island, Woodford Island, to name just a handful.

To the north is Bundjalung National Park and Iluka Bluff, a great place to watch the annual whale migration, to the south is Yuraygir National Park and Angourie Point, another great spot to watch whales.

Check out our listing of Clarence Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Clarence River Visitor Information Centre - Grafton

Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre
Lower Clarence Tourist Office
Ferry Park Pacific Highway
Ph: 02 6645 4121

7 days 9 am - 5 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Clarence Coast Attractions

• Palmers Island
The second largest of all the islands in the Clarence region, it is situated close enough to the towns for easy access to all facilities, but far enough away to enjoy the seclusion and tranquillity. There are kangaroos and over 70 species of native birds have been sighted. It is connected to the mainland by bridges.
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• Woodford Island
Matthew Flinders was the first white man to set foot on the Clarence at Yamba. In 1831 the escaped convict Richard Craig discovered the district and the existence of a large river ‘’where cedar grew to the water’s edge”. He was given a pardon and one hundred pounds to bring a party of cedar-getters on the cutter “Prince George” to the region. It did not take long for word of the wealth to be had to spread, and it was the pioneer John Small on the “Susan” in 1838, who first occupied land on Woodford Island.

From the island there are magnificent views of the Clarence River to the south.
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