Things to See & Do in Grafton
The City of Grafton is renowned for its beautiful tree lined streets and many heritage buildings. A visit to Grafton in late October or early November when Jacarandas are in full bloom, creating a sea of mauve is an unforgettable experience. The famous Jacaranda Festival is hold though October and November every year, the oldest flora festival in Australia with activities to celebrate the spectacular mauve blossom.
On the banks of the elegant Clarence River, Grafton is a rich in colonial architecture. You can explore the beautifully preserved buildings on the Grafton Heritage Trail. Stop at the Clarence River Historical Society and explore the museum in Schaeffer House, a magnificent federation homestead.
Grafton is a city with marvellous sporting and cultural facilities and some of the most popular festivals and sporting events in NSW.
- The July Racing Carnival
- The Cycle Classic from Grafton to Inverell
- The Bridge to Bridge water ski race
- The Jacaranda festival
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