Jackadgery overlooks the Mann River and some truly spectacular countryside. This is old gold mining country and even today there are reclusive prospectors seeking out a living by panning for gold and fossicking for gemstones. Visitors also enjoy a dip in the river, fishing, canoeing and bushwalking.
There are lovely scenic drives through Cangai, Hanging Rock, Fine Flower and Copmanhurst (please obtain directions and maps before you head off at the Clarence River Visitor Information Centre). There are many nature reserves and national parks nearby such as Gibraltar Range and Washpool.