Famous for succulent prawns and excellent surf, Yamba is a popular town with a relaxed and fun beach vibe. Positioned at the mouth of the beautiful Clarence River there is plenty to do for everyone.
Enjoy surfing and swimming at beautiful beaches, delicious food in charming cafes, kayaking on the Clarence River and bushwalking in Yuraygir National Park. With mild winters and long summers, Yamba is a perfect destination all year-round.
There are 9 picturesque beaches to choose from throughout Yamba and Angourie offering plenty of ideal locations to set-up the beach umbrella, roll out the towel and watch the kids enjoy the sun. A few favourites being; Main beach with its ocean pool and surf Life Saving Club. Enjoy great fishing and safe swimming at Whiting Beach which is mostly flat as it is situated at the mouth of the Clarence River. Pippie Beach is the longest beach in Yamba, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Experience the natural beauty of the 4 beaches at Angourie which are all surrounded Yuraygir National Park.
Yamba is one of Australia’s most highly renowned surfing towns with plenty of beaches to choose from. From beach break fun for beginners to the iconic Angourie Surfing Reserve located only minutes from Angourie Resort for the more experienced surfer.
For first timers wanting to try their hand at surfing while you’re in Yamba, the Yamba-Angourie Surf School offer lessons for any experience level for individuals or groups.
Phone Jeremy on 0405 388 581.
The numerous headlands and long beaches offer plenty of opportunities for those who wish to have a more relaxed fishing holiday. The ocean along the break wall is a favourite place for big Jewfish, feeding on schools of fish as they move to sea. Fishing licences can be purchased from the Blue Dolphin Service Station.
Reel Time Fishing charters specialise in deep sea fishing expeditions and operate 12 months of the year. Tours are available on request every day, weather permitting with charters run out of the port of Yamba.
Phone Dave on 0428 231 962.
Discover the Clarence River by boat! Whether it's fishing, exploring, or just wanting a relaxing day out Yamba BBQ Boat Hire is the answer. Grab the barbie meat or 'catch your own and cook afloat' and experience the pristine waterways of Yamba. Located at the Yamba Marina and not requiring a boat licence to hire.
Phone 0403 677 187.
For a perfect blend of relaxation, activity and sightseeing take a kayak tour with Yamba Kayak. Using double or single “sit-in” Sea Kayaks, we will guide you on a variety of tours taking in the vast array of islands and waterways of the Clarence River Estuary. Experience firsthand the beauty of the Clarence River and its rich diversity of flora, fauna and marine life. Yamba Kayak also offer kayaks for you to hire for your own self-guided of the Clarence River.
Phone Phil on 0466 035 444.
This scenic and relaxing passenger ferry services Yamba to Iluka several times a day with extra services in school holidays. Also offering an extended cruise of the Clarence River on Sundays. Enjoy live music and a licensed bar as you take in the natural beauty of the Lower Clarence.
Phone 0408 664 566.
Experience the beauty of the Yuraygir National Park by walking the Yuraygir Coastal Walk. The signposted walking route which can be up to 65km long, extends from the coastal villages of Angourie to Red Rock and passes through the villages of Brooms Head, Minnie Water and Wooli. Discover rare wildlife, idyllic picnic spots and secluded beaches. Enjoy magnificent views across a wide range of landscapes while you walk through forests and along beaches, rivers, rock platforms and headlands. Encounter wonderful wild flowers and fauna, and if you are lucky you might sight the migrating whales.
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, find your inner-balance and indulge in one of local or resort yoga sessions. There are many benefits to yoga including increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, improved energy and vitality... and so much more. Offered many times a week and suited to all practice levels.
The Clarence Valley Calendar of Events is a great way to find out what is happening in Yamba.
A few favourites are:
- Yamba Twilight Street Market – An annual market event held on New Years Day with stalls feature arts and craft, fresh produce and much more.
- Surfing the Coldstream Festival - Held annually in October and features top quality live music and dance performances.
- Yamba Rod Run - An annual event held every November featuring enthusiasts with their splendidly restored modern and vintage rods