Maclean, by the river, Built on the banks of the beautiful Clarence River, is surrounded entirely by cane fields, farmland and water. In its unique town centre, you can check out boutique stores and spend time at the many cafes and restaurants which serve up local produce and a variety of delicious food.
Maclean, also well known as “The Scottish Town in Australia’, Look for the power poles around town painted in Scottish tartan. The first were decorated for the Olympic Torch arrival in 2000 and there are now more than 200.
For the best panoramic views of the area and beyond, check out the Maclean Lookout, 2km from the town centre. Walk from the lookout to the Pinnacle, a balancing rock formation surrounded by subtropical rainforest. It’s also an important Aboriginal cultural heritage site.
Fishing and boating are very popular here. Ask the locals where the fish are biting, and they might reveal their secret spots, (if you’re lucky!). Enjoy fresh-caught seafood, including Maclean’s famous juicy estuary prawns, from various locations in town. Or take a picnic to the banks of the Clarence for spectacular sunsets.
The Clarence River Arts Festival is held every July, with everything from fine art to quilting. Visit the Ferry Park Gallery and shop for local arts and crafts, while Kingstudio Gallery offers painting workshops along with accommodation. There are great markets, too – the Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of the month.
You’ll find plenty of Accomodation options in Maclean all within walking distance of the river and town centre.
We would love you to visit.