They’ll be the first to admit it, Grafton’s charm isn’t immediately apparent from the Pacific Highway that skirts the city, but trust them, scratch the surface and you’ll find charm, beauty and soul.
Sure, there’s the Jacarandas that make this city an international destination, but the Jacarandas are only part of a rich backstory of culture, architecture and town planning – before the term ‘town planning’ was invented.
With the Clarence River curving through the city like a big grin (check it out on a map, you’ll see what they mean), Grafton isn’t just the commercial hub of the Clarence Valley, it’s home to the arts – both visual (Grafton Regional Gallery) and performing (Saraton Theatre); it’s home to festivals both traditional and new; it’s home to cafés and restaurants of ridiculously good quality; its home to proud Indigenous people and traditions, and home for more than a third of the Clarence Valley’s population.
It’s home. It’s the beating heart of the Clarence Valley.
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