The Lawrence Road follows the western bank of the Clarence River and connects Grafton to the township of Lawrence which is then linked to Woodford Island and Maclean by a ferry crossing. The scenic and fully sealed road is a popular alternative to the Pacific Highway.
Just north of the city is the old Alumny Creek public school which has been set up as a museum of early rural education. A large sports field and picnic facilities are adjacent groups can make arrangements to visit. A little further north lies the small village of Southgate, the community centre for the surrounding farms. A small vehicular ferry links Southgate to Ulmarra and provides the link in a pleasant round trip, from Grafton.
Temperatures for Southgate
Southgate has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Southgate is approximately 29 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 19 °c.
Southgate has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Southgate is approximately 21 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 7 °c.
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