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The regional city of Grafton is located inland on the Clarence River, between Ballina and Coffs Harbour.

Grafton was an important river port during its early years of settlement and the surrounding river flats provided rich land for farming and dairying.

The main commercial centre is built around Prince Street and spills into adjoining streets. The Clarence River with its parks and jetties is never far away, surrounding the city centre on three sides.

The Grafton Bridge links the city centre with South Grafton and surrounding suburbs via a curious structure with a roadway on top and railway line underneath.

To the west of Grafton are large expanses of National Park within scenic and rugged mountain ranges.

Art & culture:

Grafton Regional Gallery
Holding the largest collection of artworks on the NSW north coast, it features regular exhibitions and event

Parks, gardens & trails:

Yuraygir National Park
Stretching 60 kilometres along the coast between Yamba and Corindi Beach, the park features cliffs, rocky headlands, secluded beaches, forests, wetlands and rivers
Washpool National Park
Located between Grafton and Glen Innes, the park features steep gorges, clear waters and expansive World Heritage rainforest
Gibraltar Range National Park
Situated inland between Grafton and Glen Innes, the park consists of deep valleys, giant granite boulders, swampland, woodlands and rainforest
Nymboida National Park
A large, remote, undeveloped wilderness park west of Grafton featuring dramatic landscapes and noted for the challenging white waters of the Nymboida and Mann rivers

Festivals & events:

Jacaranda Festival
Australia's oldest floral festival is held annually in Grafton and is based upon the hundreds of purple-blossomed Jacaranda trees which line the streets, including exhibitions, live music, entertainment and a street parade

Regional touring guides:

Clarence River Tourism
A guide to the Clarence Valley and towns and cities on the river

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