ADD TO LISTGrafton isn't a particularly well-known destination within Australia, but it does receive a few travelers, most of whom make a brief stop to see the Nymboida River Rafting. Generally, travelers visiting the area tend to stick to more popular destinations such as Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. If you do travel to Grafton, please take some time to tell us about what you saw in this Grafton travel guide.
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Grafton has a very beautiful and very gracious city centre characterised by wide streets, elegant Victorian buildings, a superb location on the banks of the Clarence River, a sense of solidity, and a long-standing concern with civic beauty, manifest in the 6500 trees and 24 parks which adorn the city. In fact, the first ornamental trees were planted as early as 1874 and the city's famous jacaranda stands in 1907-08. Grafton is located about 40 km due west of the coast and 625 km north-east of Sydney at the junction of the Pacific and Gwydir Highways. The Grafton Jazz and Blues Festival is held at Easter and the week-long Jacaranda Festival commences on the last Saturday of October, culminating in a street parade the following weekend. Community markets are held on the last Saturday of each month at the Alumny Creek Reserve, just out of Grafton on the Southgate Rd.
Maccas and racecourse. They have heaps of jacaradas if you like that sort of thing.
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