Copmanhurst is a pretty village located overlooking the Clarence River with a population of around 250. The residents are open, friendly country people with very strong pride for their community.

Stop in at the hotel and have lunch and a drink with the locals. You can and stock up on supplies or grab a takeaway at the General Store. There are two parks near the centre of the village where you can take a rest from your travels.

Dotted around the Copmanhurst District are art studio/galleries with excellent local artists displaying their unique works.

Look for somewhere to stay? The hotel has a basic room and a self-contained cabin available. There are free primitive camping areas, one in the Recreation Reserve and one near the Clarence River.

the clarence gorge

The Clarence River Gorge provides some of the most rugged and spectacular scenery in NSW. Thundering waterfalls through impressive rock formations and tempestuous rapids lead to deep, tranquil pools and broad, calm waters. Highlights include the beautiful Rainbow, Cave and Willowtree Falls.

Bass fishing, canoeing, horse riding, 4WDing and bushwalking are popular activities but access to the Gorge can only be gained through private property and prior arrangements MUST be made with one of the farmstay operators in the area or with the local 4WD tour operator.

the scenic route

The Copmanhurst District offers many excellent scenic drives to those that want to get out and explore the hinterland.

A loop drive will take you out along the Gwydir Highway past Jackadgery, the Mann River, Cangai or Broadwater Bridge, cross the Clarence River and along the Clarence Way to Copmanhurst.

Drives into the Camelback Mountain and Mount Marsh areas can be done with a 4WD.

See our scenic drive section in activities, attractions & services for more information.