Clarence Valley, NSW

The Clarence region of NSW, also known as the Clarence Valley, is a picturesque and understated tourism destination between Coffs Harbor and Byron Bay on the NSW North Coast. The Clarence River begins on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, in the Border Ranges National Park near Rivertree, and meanders south-east through Grafton before heading north-east through Yamba and out to the Coral Sea.

Being an agricultural region, much of the Clarence Valley is sparsely populated. Grafton is the largest city with a population of 18,689 (2015). Grafton has a strong affinity with country music. For example, the 'Flame Trees' referred to in the song by Cold Chisel are a reference to the stunning Jacaranda trees that line the city streets. Yamba on the coast by contrast has a smaller population of 6,143 (2016). Yamba has some good pubs and beautiful attractions.

This web site is under construction, but if you are looking for accommodation in the Clarence region of NSW, you may wish to consider the Grafton Hotel, the Crown Motel Hotel or the Yamba Aston Motel.