The sub-tropical Clarence Coast is where the Clarence River meets the sea,
Yamba and Iluka headlands. It is part of the Shire of Maclean and the Northern
Rivers region. The Clarence is part of an amazing delta system that starts in
the Queensland's McPherson Ranges. Fed by many tributaries, the Clarence flows
pass over a hundred islands, before flowing into the ocean between Yamba and
The Clarence River
estuary, combined with more than 50 km of natural coastline, unspoilt beaches,
national parks, World Heritage rainforest and a picturesque hinterland that make
up this unique, diverse and pristine coastal environment, offers the visitor a
great place to stay and enjoy.
Coastal towns and villages in the region include Angourie, Brooms
Head, Corindi Beach, Diggers Camp, Iluka, Minnie Water, Red Rock, Sandon, Wooli,
Yamba. Some of the hinterland and river towns and villages include Chatsworth,
Coutts Crossing, Copmanhurst, Glenreagh, Grafton (city), Harwood, Jackadgery,
Junction Hill, Lawrence, Maclean, Nymboida, and Woombah.
100 islands, some of the islands found in the region include Araiel Island, Arris
Island, Bolorobo Island, Chatsworth Island, Corokos Island, Dart Island,
Freeburn Island, Goodwood Island, Harwood Island, Hickey Island, Micalo Island,
Palmers Island, Periko Island, Rabbit Island, Romiaka
Island, Sleeper Island, Thorny
Island, Tomayen Island, Wangainan Island, Whyna Island,
Woodford Island, to name just a handful.
north is Bundjalung National Park and Iluka Bluff, a great place to watch the
annual whale migration, to the south is Yuraygir National Park and Angourie
Point, another great spot to watch whales.
Check out our listing of
Clarence Coast accommodation.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.