Top things to do in Grafton

Area in Grafton

Victoria Street Precinct

Victoria St is the city's main heritage precinct, with some fine examples of 19th-century architecture, including the 1862 courthouse at No 47, the Anglican Cathedral (commenced 1884) on the corner of Duke St and 18…
Gallery in Grafton

Grafton Regional Gallery

Occupying an impressive 1880-built house, this small gallery has an interesting collection of NSW landscape paintings and regularly displays special exhibitions.
Cultural in Grafton

Jacaranda Festival

For two weeks from late October, Australia’s longest-running floral festival paints the town mauve, and there's fireworks, float parades and markets.
Cafe in Grafton

Heart & Soul Wholefood Cafe

This beautifully styled cafe is the work of two couples who love plant-based eating. Expect ceramic bowls filled with warming Asian soups and stir fries, bright nourishing salads, and delicious raw, sugar-free and d…
Pub in Grafton

Roches Family Hotel

Breaking the rule that states regional pubs must be cavernous and starkly lit, this historic corner hotel is a cosy spot for a drink or a bite to eat (mains $16 to $35) in its contemporary bistro. It's worth calling…
Cafe in Grafton

Vines at 139

A lovely heritage house decked out in aquamarine walls, cute floral prints and jam jars. It’s a popular place with a menu that strays all over the world, from Thai curries to Mediterranean salads.
Museum in Grafton

Clarence River Historical Society

Based in pretty Schaeffer House (1903), this little museum displays treasures liberated from attics across town.
Sports in Grafton

July Racing Carnival

A week-long carnival culminating in the Grafton Cup, the richest horse-racing event in country Australia.