The Clarence River is situated in north-eastern New South Wales!
The Grafton B & B Guest House is situated approx 500 m from its banks.
One of the highlights for guests is to walk across the footbridge on the same level as the railway line.
The road bridge is on the second level.
The river originates on the watershed that marks the Queensland border.
After flowing south and north-east for 394 km it then empties into the Pacific Ocean at Iluka/Yamba.
On its journey it passes through the towns of Grafton, Ulmarra, Cowper/Brushgrove, Maclean and Harwood.
Its chief tributaries are the Mann River, Nymboida River, and Orara River.
The river features many large river islands, including Susan Island, Woodford Island, Chatsworth Island, and Harwood Island.
The river supports a large prawn trawling and fishing industry.
The Clarence River
The Clarence River system is an extensive East Coast drainage with many tributaries of differing size.
Apart from the Murray River, it is the largest river in mainland Australia south of the Tropic of Capricorn,
though its flow for comparison is only half that of the Potomac.
Its basin is, together with the very similarly-sized Hawkesbury, Australia’s largest Pacific watershed south of Bundaberg.
The extremely intense rainfalls that typify the North Coast mean, however, that major floods can temporarily
raise the flow of the Clarence River to levels equivalent to some of the largest rivers in the world.
The Grafton B & B Guest House is situated in a flood free zone, making it a safe place to overnight if the river
is flooding down or up stream.
Fun on The Clarence River
While the sight of the Clarence River is inspirational, there are quite a few water sport events that bring people from far and wide to Grafton.
The most famous is the Bridge to Bridge, a fantastic Water Ski Race from Grafton to McLean and back! An endurance race not for the faint hearted!
Another great event is the Rowing Regatta called “The Head of the River” where schools come to compete from all over NSW and Queensland, which is held in November -December.
Of course the local Rowing and Sailing Clubs are active all year round and its a thrilling sight to watch the rowing teams at practice or sit and enjoy the yachts with their sails filled to bursting while using the vast expanse of the river south of Susan Island.
As our guest house has a large back yard with easy access to store your boat, staying at the Rosary B & B makes good sense! A hearty breakfast before you set off on your day on the water, is another convenient service that we provide for our guests! Just look in your fridge and the makings are there!
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John by the Nymboida River near Grafton
Jacaranda Time in Grafton