In regional Australia, there are few more elegant cities than Grafton. Built on the banks of the Clarence River, a part of the largest river system on the east coast, it is home to magnificent historic structures, country pubs and a thrilling flower festival.
In Grafton, you will find accommodation that suits all budgets, from quaint river cottages and rooms in landmark pubs, to cozy motels, bed and breakfasts, farm stays and vacation parks. A number of secluded campgrounds also exist along the river or in undisturbed forested areas.
You can’t go wrong with staying at the Jacaranda City. Grafton offers only unique and quality hotel, motel, and apartment accommodations. Ulmarra Hotel is a historic pub designed by the Union in 1906, found down the charming main street of the village of Ulmarra in heritage style. This family owned and run pub promises a relaxed and welcoming bar, the popular restaurant Cafe Clarence, and clean , comfortable, affordable accommodations.
The Blue Goose Hotel is situated in the ever-growing Junction Hill, on the outskirts of Grafton. This pub is the best place to have an afternoon drink or a nice meal. The Blue Goose Hotel offers accommodation in country pub style, and is limited to four beds.Royal Hotel South Grafton is situated on Grafton’s south side and has been in service since about 1870. This peaceful hotel has plenty to offer and has an aura of good old country and friendly staff.
The Glenwood Tourist Park and Motel has accommodating staff, lovely tropical gardens and a fantastic swimming pool that will make you feel like you’re in paradise. The place is also animal friendly. Grafton Central Motel’s Motel Rooms are spacious and convenient. All of the rooms at Grafton Central Motel come with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. All air-conditioned rooms come with a seating area, a fridge, and facilities for making tea and coffee.
Coldstream Gallery Apartment is an exclusive, private, self-contained building that is connected to the Coldstream Gallery, in the heart of Ulmarra ‘s historic river port. Itt boasts its own private staircase, a large lounge, a dining space, a kitchenette and a single en-suite bedroom. City Centre Apartments, as the name implies, is situated within Grafton’s central business district. There are 10 units in the complex. Every fully furnished self-contained apartment has a full kitchen and laundry facilities.
Grafton provides only the best for guests who are looking for more out of their trip. Situated right on the Clarence River, Big River Holiday Park and Ski Lodge is perfect if you love water sports and want to combine your passion with an escape into the open spaces of the stunning Clarence Valley countryside. The lodge offers a wide range of facilities for accommodation including a swimming pool, tennis courts, large grass areas and clean, modern facilities.
Clarence River B and B is a stunning river retreat, a private couple getaway, or a great location for holiday parties of up to 22 participants, mini-conferences, art days, water sports or other party occasions. Children under 15 and pets are not accommodated to ensure visitors enjoy the tranquillity of this magnificent place. The Shack is a new iteration of a refuge for pioneers. On the southern side of the majestic Clarence Gorge it lies on working cattle land. It has every comfort and can sleep a dozen or more persons in a very relaxed environment, with all but linen and food provided.
Backpackers and caraveners alike are more than welcome in gorgeous Grafton. The surroundings of the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club Caravan Park offer a relaxed and affordable atmosphere, making it the ideal place for your stay. There is a place for you, whether it’s overnight or regularly, and whether it’s a motorhome, trailer or tent. It also has a shower, laundry facilities and a camper dump point.
Campground Station Creek is a quiet campground ideally placed on Station Creek, offering superb fishing, canoeing and swimming opportunities. The campground is especially popular among families. It creates a safe place in which children can swim while the grown-ups fish or just relax in the surrounding shade.
Dalmorton campground is situated in Guy Fawkes River National Park near the historic settlement of Dalmorton, once a prosperous gold mining community during a short-lived boom. It has a wide mown field perfect for community camping or a football or rugby game. Nymboida River campground allows you to camp in distant, untouched beauty enveloped by dramatic landscapes while adjacent to the beautiful river Nymboida. Throw your canoe out into the river, or take a summer dip while listening to the bellbirds’ distinctive chink. Experienced hikers will get to enjoy Nymboida’s natural beauty.
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