The Daily Examiner's Facebook friends say more could be done to make the Clarence River a tourist attraction.
The Daily Examiner's Facebook friends say more could be done to make the Clarence River a tourist attraction. Debrah Novak

Calls to unlock Clarence River's tourism potential

GRAFTON residents believe more can be done to use the Clarence River as a tourist attraction.

One of the Daily Examiner's Facebook friends said Grafton could do more to make the Clarence River - the town's "beautiful natural feature" - a tourist attraction.

They called for more facilities such as walking trails, picnic sites and bike paths.

Other Facebook likers threw their support behind the call.

"There needs to be a walking/bike track along the river from Memorial Park to Corcoran Park,"  David-John Francis said. 

"They could have some amenities including permanent gym equipment (made with cement and metal), toilets and barbies.

Is enough being done to unlock the potential of the Clarence River as a tourist attraction?

This poll ended on 25 July 2014.

Current Results

No way, it's wasted

58%

We need to add to the facilities already there

7%

More definitely could be done

28%

It's great how it is - a natural attrraction

5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

"This would attract tourists as well as provide more job opportunities as these will need to be maintained."

Fiona Geary suggested a boat that did "pub runs up the river".

"(That) would be fab," she said.

"Some nice, wide footpaths around the river would be nice," Suellen Dean said.

"There aren't any good walking paths around here."

"The Clarence River is the most under utilized river for such a huge area of water there is such a great tourism opportunity," Jane Ron Pritchard said.

The Daily Examiner will be talking to the region's tourism leaders to see what plans, if any, are under way to unlock the Clarence River's tourism potential.



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