The Pacific a highway leaves the coast and travels along the Clarence River, passing Yuraygir National Park on the way.
– Yuraygir National Park has a $7 vehicle entry and covers 60km of road along the coast north of Red Rock. The emu resides here as well as many isolated beaches that are best discovered on the Yuraygir Coast Walk. It is best walked North to South as the sun will be behind you. Seems like a random little place.
– Grafton city has grand pubs, old houses and wide roads.
– Grafton and Yamba the area between Grafton and the coast is a patchwork of farmland that the Clarence River has formed hundreds of islands among it. The mention of seeing my first sugar-cane plantation and houses built on stilts are what attracts me to this place.
– The Ulmara Hotel situated just off the Pacific a highway in a town called Ulmara is apparently worth a visit. It has a pub with the ‘greenest of green’ beer garden that stretches down to the river.
– Maclean is a town known for its Scottish heritage. They even tie tartan sound the lampposts.
– Yamba & Angourie know for its serious surfing beaches. Sounds like a good idea to head to Main Beach for its ocean pool. Turner’s beach is ideal for surf lessons.