Grafton: city of trees, with its charms hidden from the highway, rewarding those who venture within. A place of beauty, heritage and soul.

The jacarandas might be the most famous but there are also cape chestnuts, golden trumpet trees, tree waratahs, tibouchinas, poincianas, silky oaks, giant figs and many more botanical highlights to marvel at.

A dawn or dusk stroll along the walkways below the Grafton Bridge gives expansive river views of the Clarence, and Susan Island. See if you can spot the wreck of the Induna, 200 metres upstream of the bridge.

Take advantage of the river on their doorstep. Perfect for skiing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wake boarding, sailing, swimming and anything else you can imagine!

Pop on into town during late October and early November to catch the jacarandas in bloom! There are festivities, markets, a Jacaranda Queen crowning, parade and river festival. One for the bucket list.

Giddy-up and dress up this July for the always exciting July Races! The annual week of races is well worth splurging on that new dress for!

There’s a variety of accommodation, food and entertainment in Grafton.

It’s home. It’s the beating heart of the Clarence Valley.

Quick Facts

Grafton is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Clarence Valley  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 492kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 12.67 square kilometres. Grafton has a recorded population of 10408 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Grafton we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Grafton and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.