Located in the Clarence River Valley, Grafton is a busy hub commonly called the Jacaranda City due to the popular Jacaranda Festival that celebrates the vibrant, purple-flowered jacaranda trees. Also, the city holds the Grafton Cup horse race that takes place every July. From events and festivals to its natural beauty and wonderful attractions, this destination is a wonderful for those seeking a tropical Australian get away.
- Christ Church Cathedral
- Clock Tower Gallery
- Grafton's Schaeffer House
- Drive Old Glen Innes Road and Historic Tunnel
- Fish the Clarence River
- Tour the Grafton Regional Art Gallery
Located on the eastern coast of New South Wales, Grafton experiences a humid subtropical climate that presents hot summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is around 26°C, with little fluctuation between the seasons. Rainfall for the year is about 1,075 mm, and from the months of February through April the region experiences a mild monsoon season that drops 104-145 mm of rain a month.
Getting There & Around
Flights will come into the Clarence Valley Regional Airport, also known as Grafton Airport. Accommodations can easily be reached by hired cars or taxis. Visitors can also fly into the Brisbane or Sydney airports and drive into the city.
Upon arriving in town, travellers will find numerous ways to access the area. From rental cars and local buses to boats and horses, the area is easy and fun to explore.