Come experience the magic of Horisen and its proximity to the village charm of Iluka, Yamba, Angourie & Maclean with beaches to walk, trees to sit under and paths to explore. Everything to fulfill your country-coastal retirement life.
Iluka is an Aboriginal word meaning “by the sea”. It’s a quaint fishing town at the mouth of Clarence River, with a population of 1,718 people. Iluka is an unpretentious town with its community bowling club, golf club, laid back cafes, restaurants, and for those young at heart, there is Iluka Nature Reserve to explore, hike, fish and swim. The main economy is driven by commercial fishing, so you can expect the oysters and prawns to be absolutely scrumptious.
Explore the Yamba lifestyle and experience the delicious sights, sounds and smells of the local
life. With a population of 6,043, and just a short drive away from Horisen,
Yamba is located at the mouth of the Clarence River and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
For a spectacular day in the sun, Yamba has some incredible beaches where you can surf, fish, swim or simply just laze about to your heart's content. For a casual weekend stroll, there is the River Markets to pick up those casual Knick knacks, or just meander through to the art galleries. Or play a round of golf at the country club and finish of the day with dinner at the Yamba Shores Tavern, followed by a ferry cruise across the river.
There is a delightful ambiance about the town of Maclean, also known as
"Australia’s most Scottish town", with street post decorated in Scottish plaid,
and architecture that captures.
the spirit of good old fashion values. A charming country town on the river, Maclean has all the conveniences for your daily needs, as well as the closest major hospital to Horisen. Or head further down the road you'll find Sanctus Brewery, ideal for small or big gatherings or just a quite drink