Wherever you go in the Northern Rivers you’ll find water, lots of water…as the name suggests, the waterways are an integral part of the Northern Rivers experience.
The great rivers have helped to shape not only the landforms but also the economic, cultural and recreational life of the entire region. The extensive waterways of the region provide a rich bounty of prawns, oysters and fish; they provide shelter for our offshore fishing fleets and are the lifeblood of our increasingly diverse farming community. They are also apart of a vast aquatic theme park, bursting with natural wonders, where you’ll find every conceivable form of water borne activity…
Get far from the madding crowd on a luxury yacht or houseboat and explore the inland islands and calm, shimmering waters of the Clarence, Tweed or Richmond…indulge yourself in the region’s many delightful riverside restaurants and pubs…cruise the historic Wilson’s River or picnic on the shores of the Broadwater or the Brunswick…paddle a canoe among the lilies or fish bass on secluded Clarrie Hall Dam…or get your adrenalin pumping in the wild whitewater of the Upper Clarence or Nymboida…learn to sailboard on Terranora, Cabarita, or Wooloweyah Lake or immerse yourself in the cleansing, tea tree-coloured waters of Lake Ainsworth…you can water ski on Lismore Lake or watch the experts in Grafton’s annual Bridge to Bridge Classic.
Fishing enthusiasts of all persuasions will find their angling Eldorado in the Northern Rivers…you can bag a bream in the Brunswick, battle bass in Clarrie Hall Dam or snag a snapper in Iluka.
The waterways of the Northern Rivers are a veritable Eden for frogs, water birds and wildlife and a natural wonderland for ecotourists. Discover the majesty of Minyon Falls, the pure waters of the Wooli and Sandon Rivers…shower under a mountain cascade in the Border Ranges…or marvel at the rainforest wonders of Terania Creek.
For maps, detailed information, brochures and bookings, call one of the region’s Visitor Information Centres.