Attractions

Our area is brimming with natural beauty, fabulous tourist attractions and local gems – you’ll find our favourites listed below!

The historical town of Maclean

The motel is located at Maclean, proclaimed “The Scottish Town in Australia”, where the clans invade the Highland Gathering every Easter.

Haggis and sporrans aside, sailing and water-skiing are the more mainstream pastimes and Maclean makes the ideal holiday base with countless other fun activities:

  • Grasp our history at the Maclean’s Bicentennial Museum which houses historic displays and includes and a stone cottage built in 1886
  • Escape to the secluded beaches and walkways of the Yuraygir National Park
  • Enjoy the charm of the Clarence River by houseboat or cruiser
  • Take in the panoramic views of the town, coast and bushland at Maclean Lookout. Near the lookout is Pinnacle Rock, a fascinating balancing rock formation with a network of caves

Restaurants & cafes

  • Restaurant Botero
  • Cafe/bar Skye Coffee Lounge
  • Restaurant Rocky Mouth Bistro
  • Maclean Bowling Club

Scenic walks

For unrivalled views over the Clarence Valley and beyond, wander two kilometres from the centre of town up to the Maclean Lookout – from here, the countryside unfolds in swathes of rolling farmland and hinterland. Continue on to the Pinnacle, a balancing rock formation and important Aboriginal cultural heritage site, surrounded by subtropical rainforest.

Fishing & boating

Given its prime position on the Clarence River, Maclean makes the ideal base for fishing and boating expeditions. Ask the locals where the fish are biting, and they might reveal their secret spots (if you’re lucky). Non-anglers can still enjoy the seafood bounty at restaurants around town, with juicy estuary prawns a highlight on any menu.

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