Located just over an hour from Grafton in NSW, Clarence Gorge Campgrounds is a water-lovers paradise.

 

Please note: Clarence Gorge Campgrounds are currently closed as entry roads have washed away in the recent rain. They will hopefully be re-opening in May ’22

With 10km of unspoilt Clarence River only accessible via the property, Clarence Gorge Campgrounds is an incredible spot for water-lovers no matter what season you visit. From fishing to kayaking and swimming to rock-hopping, you’re gonna love it here.

Plus, if you get out there you could win a whopping $10,000 BCF Voucher thanks to our mates at Great Northern Brewing Co!

Great Northern have hidden a sculpted marlin at Clarence Gorge Campgrounds and if you are the first person to find it, you will win a $500 BCF Voucher and be one of only ten people to go into the major draw to win a $10,000 BCF Voucher – good luck finding this one.*

 

The Details

Location

The campsite is located one hour fifteen minutes north-west from Grafton, on the Clarence River at 2568 Gorge Rd, Heifer Station, 2460. You’ll have about 45 minutes of dirt road to tackle on your way, which is currently four-wheel drive only after the floods. Give campground host Belinda a call to check if this has changed.

Facilities

  • Drop toilets
  • Shower block (near the homestead)

Camping Options

Type of camping available:

  • Unpowered campsites
  • ‘The Shack’, a homestead sleeping up to 13 (if you like to get cosy)

Cost:

  • $25 per vehicle per night unless it’s school holidays or public holidays and then it’s $30 per vehicle per night
  • ‘The Shack’ is *$80 per family per night with a minimum 2 nights stay with 50% non-refundable fee paid upon booking

Best time to visit:

All-year-round. It’s the perfect place to camp in summer with the cooling river just steps away. Or, enjoy a campfire on a winter’s evening.

To Book:

Book by calling Belinda on (02)66472173

 

Your Hosts

Belinda took over The Clarence Gorge Campsite nearly three years ago, after spending 20 years managing a stud bull farm. That farming background means you’ll probably spot a cow or 50 on your trip, with the campsite also a working cattle farm.

And it’s not just the cows that are welcome at Clarence Gorge, but pets too, making it the perfect getaway for your furry friends as well as your group of adventure-loving besties.

 

 

This is back-to-basics camping at its best, with tonnes of unpowered sites to choose from, plus a little luxury in the form of a long drop toilet and the chance of a hot shower. But the real drawcard of this campsite is the unspoilt 10km of Clarence River that is only accessible via the property. There are copious swim holes to choose from, fishing for days, and even a private waterfall walk.

Even the drive to the property is unforgettable with views so incredible that the property has hosted multiple fishing and four-wheel drive shows. Oh, and in case the name didn’t give it away, there’s a needs-to-be-seen-to-be-believed gorge too. Grab the kayak, your mates, and a cold can of Great Northern and we’ll meet you there.

 

HINT: Where is the Marlin hidden?

If you get stumped on the way up, you might just find it on the way back. Better get walking.

Where Is the Best Place To Enjoy a Great Northern Brew on the Property?

Pick a waterhole, sit, back, relax and enjoy. With 10km of Clarence River to choose from you’re spoilt for choice.

 

Things To Do

At the campground

  • Fishing (catch and release only)
  • Kayaking/ canoeing
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Wild swimming
  • Explore stunning waterfalls and swim holes (Belinda’s pick is the one referred to as ‘Skinny Dipping Hole’. Are you brave enough to give it a go?)

 

 

Adventures close by

  • Tackle the 195km Clarence River Canoe and Kayak Trail (you’ll need whitewater experience)
  • Check out the Grafton Heritage Trail on your drive to the campsite. It’s even better during Jacaranda season

Food & drink close by

  • You’re way out in the sticks here so stock up for food and drink in Grafton on your way through. And remember to pack some Great Northerns!

 

 

*AU res 18+ only. Starts 12.01am (AEST) on 28/04/2022, Ends 11.59pm (AEST) 08/05/22. See www.greatnorthern.com.au/promotions for Ts&Cs. Promoter: CUB Pty Ltd (ABN 76 004 056 106).