Clarence Town is one of those small towns that are a bit of a surprise. There is lots of heritage in Clarence Town and although a diversion is required, take it. Clarence Town is encounted when traveling the Newcastle to Dungog (or vice versa) route.
The area was originally inhabited by the Wanaruah Aboriginal people who called it Erringhi. There is a hotel in the main street of Clarence Town built in 1913 called The Erringhi Hotel, although the town was still called Erringhi at this time. It was later renamed in 1832 after the Duke of Clarence who became King.
Just out of town a little way is the Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary, which cares for mistreated donkeys.
In 2007, devastating floodwaters caused havoc in the Hunter Valley and claimed the lives of 2 people on a bridge into Clarence Town.
Clarence Town is a nice town with a number of attributes. Allow time to enjoy.