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Upper Clarence - Off the Beaten Track

Upper Clarence – Off the Beaten Track


The Upper Clarence wilderness region is accessed from the south via the Bruxner Highway from Casino to Tabulam or from the north it is just 3 hours from Brisbane, following the Mt Lindesay Highway from Beaudesert. Towns include:

• Woodenbong
• Urbenville
• Tooloom
• Toonumbar
• Old Bonalbo
• Bonalbo
• Drake
• Paddy's Flat
• Pretty Gully
• Tabulam
• Mallanganee



The country surrounding the upper reach of the Clarence River is a beautiful wilderness region.  The river offers the excitement of white water paddling or flat canoeing down an untamed river that channels through rocky mountain gorges before spreading out into serene sandy pools.

There are a variety of ways to experience the rugged majesty of the Upper Clarence, from secluded riverside camping to farmstays, cabins or bunkhouses.  This World Heritage area is also a nature lover’s delight as it is home to many different bird and wallaby species, including the spotted quoll.

Whether it’s pushing the limits of four wheel driving in its purest sense, or bird watching, fossicking, horse riding, bushwalking, motorcycling or simply escaping to a quiet wilderness retreat, the Upper Clarence offers a great deal for adventurers. For a touch of art, stop in at Keith Cameron's Fire & Stone Sculpture Farm.

The Mighty Clarence River