"The Gorge or Clarence Gorge" Grafton Off The Beaten Path Tip by iandsmith
Grafton Off The Beaten Path: 12 reviews and 39 photos
The Nymboida River is known as one of Australia's wild rivers. White water rafting, canoeing and fishing are common activities on its surface but, just after it reaches its confluence with the Clarence it becomes temporarily impassable due to a sheer drop called simply "The Gorge" or "Clarence Gorge".
This place is where those wishing to escape the city and spend time bushwalking, fishing or canoeing will find happiness.
You can camp beside the river and listen to the soft rush of the waters as the moon rises over the glorious valley.
You can also overnight in "The Shack" where you'll need to bring your own linen. It sleeps up to 12 at a pinch and has bathroom and laundry facilites as well as a kitchen.
Access is via tar then dirt road and you need to allow about an hour from Grafton and it's not advisable while it's raining or immediately after rain. Otherwise it's not too bad by Australian standards.
There are properties either side of the gorge where you can stay. I've only been on the south side and that's home to Neil and Sue Winters.
I walked from their house all the way to the gorge and a little beyond. It's a pleasant flat walk and, it the river has some fresh in it, the falls can be spectacular.
Neil also does boat trips that take you right up to the falls except if there's a lot of water coming d own and then it's too dangerous. He also has hire boats for fishing.
The property is over 8,300 acres and has over 10 kilometres of river frontage.
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