One of Australia's most beautiful provincial cities, Grafton is known for its jacaranda trees, graceful old buildings and sporting and cultural facilities. It is the commercial hub of the Clarence Valley and sits on the banks of the Clarence River. The town offers award-winning restaurants, shopping, pubs and accommodation including hotels, apartments, Bed and Breakfasts and caravan parks. The Clarence River is one of Australia’s most majestic waterways and visitors enjoy sailing, powerboat racing, dragon boating and rowing on its waters. Grafton’s stately streets, manicured gardens and parks host festivals and community celebrations throughout the year.