Grafton (New South Wales)

Grafton is a city in northern New South Wales, Australia.

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One of Australia’s most beautiful provincial cities, Grafton is renowned for its jacaranda trees, graceful old buildings, sporting and cultural facilities, and its location on the banks of the Clarence River. The city was founded in 1855 and has a population of 18,000.

Grafton is 630km north of Sydney and 320km south of Brisbane.

Rex Airlines has daily flights direct to Clarence Valley Regional Airport at Grafton from Sydney and Taree.

A variety of bus services stop in Grafton on their trips between Sydney and Brisbane.

Most major car rental services can be found in the city. 4WDs are recommended if travelling to remote National Parks and beaches, but most can be accessed by 2WD vehicles and campervans.

XPT trains stop daily in Grafton from Sydney and Brisbane. Very comfortable trains and great views.

Busways provides local bus services.

Lying on two sides of the Clarence River, the town is connected by a single, unique bridge. Completed in 1932, the bridge is a dual-level railway(bottom)/road(top) bridge plus a center bascule section (essentially a drawbridge).

  • Beautiful parks and gardens. Grafton has a number of very beautiful parks and streets lined with amazing trees and native gardens. The best time of year to visit is late November or early October when the jacaranda trees are in full flower 
  • Amazing national parks. Grafton is the central point to visit the most amazing and secluded national parks in Australia. Huge areas have been set aside as nature reserves ranging from the rugged Great Dividing Range to the coast. 
  • -29.689152.931 Grafton Regional Art Gallery, 158 Fitzroy St, +61 2 6642 3177, e-mail: Has the largest collection artwork on the northern coast of NSW with more than 40 exhibitions ever year. Features paintings, prints and sculptures. (updated Feb 2019)

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