Top 4 property investment spots in Northern Rivers

Waterways and ocean views set the tone for our most promising properties. Here's our pick of the best areas for investors:

1

Grafton

WITH the highest population in the Clarence Valley, Grafton is one of Australia's most beautiful provincial cities. It is the thriving main business centre and retail sector for the area. The majestic Clarence River dominates the landscape and is a major reason people are attracted to buying real estate here. Known for some fine historic homes, much of Grafton's real estate comprises well maintained, high-set Queenslanders.

2

Iluka

DESCRIBED as a tranquil haven, the beautiful coastal town of Iluka is home to one of Australia's rarest and most accessible rainforest remnants, the Iluka Nature Reserve, and some great fishing. Well located on the north of the Clarence River mouth, Iluka still has that small-town charm plus plenty to draw in the property investor looking for gorgeous beaches and panoramas. Waterfront views or lush gardens surrounding a well presented home make for a great variety of real estate options.

3

Maclean

WITH a proud Scottish heritage and located only 19km from Yamba, Maclean is a river town with a relaxed lifestyle. Whether sampling the breathtaking views from the Maclean lookout over the town and the Clarence River or playing 18 holes on gorgeous Woodford Island, Maclean is a place to get away from it all. You'll find riverside retreats, newer designer homes, and lovingly maintained older-style family homes.

4

Brooms Head, Wooli, Minnie Water

LONG known as small coastal communities, Brooms Head, Minnie Water and Wooli continue to hold their own in the residential market. Brooms Head, seen as almost a secret beach retreat, has a gorgeous range of properties that face north with fabulous views across the ocean. It is all about placement for some of these properties that command prices in the millions. Wooli is also a beautiful seaside village, encircled by the Yuraygir National Park and located on a narrow peninsula with the Wooli River on its western side and the Pacific Ocean to the east. This exclusivity means that properties in this area generally start at $500,000 and come with some pretty gorgeous addresses. The same applies to Minnie Water where the headland commands some pretty significant prices, especially those with views.