Yamba is a beautiful place to experience the NSW landscape, and one of the best ways to do it is by taking a nice walk. Here are some of our favourite walking tracks in Yamba.
Yamba Flat Walk
One of the easiest Yamba walking tracks is the Yamba Flat Walk, for those who aren’t experienced walkers or maybe just don’t have a lot of time to spare. 3 km long and completely on flat land, it only takes an hour and a half to complete. The walk starts and ends at Yamba Museum, where you can pick up a guidebook or download one onto your phone and leads you through a range of historical Yamba sites. You’ll see the golf club, fire station, the lighthouse, a couple of our parks, Pegus Bay, and much more. This is the most accessible walk you can do for a light stroll during your time in Yamba.
Yamba Hill Walk
One of the most popular Yamba walks is the historical Yamba Hill Walk, a slight upgrade from the flat walk. The walk is about 3 km long and the slope isn’t too steep, which means it’s suitable even for people who aren’t usually very active and who are new to walking. Most people can complete it in two hours. The hill walk is a self-guided tour of Yamba’s historical sights, including the Flinders Well and Yamba Lighthouse. Just like the flat walk, this walk goes in a loop also starting and ending at the Yamba Museum, and goes past places like Norfolk Park, the Gantry Wall, the Star of the Sea convent, Flat Rock, several beaches, and Yamba cemetery.
Angourie walking track
If you want a longer Yamba walk for more experienced hikers, try the Angourie walking track in Yuraygir National Park. This trail is 10 km long one way, so it’s definitely one that will take you longer. It starts at the Mara Creek picnic area and ends at the Shelley Headland, giving you a beautiful coastal view and many opportunities for whale and dolphin watching along the way. The walking track is medium difficulty, graded 3 by the national park, which means it’s recommended for people with some bushwalking experience. It usually takes three and a half to four and a half hours to complete, but the gorgeous views are well worth the trek.
Yuraygir coastal walk
If the shorter Yamba walking tracks aren’t challenging enough for you, consider the Yuraygir coastal walk. This is another one in Yuraygir National Park, along the Clarence Coast. Being 65 km long, it takes 4-5 days to complete in its entirety, but many people only take on a small portion of the coastal walk. There are campsites throughout for those wanting to do a multi-day hike, and the walk offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, beach fishing and whale watching. The track is well signposted, but it’s recommended that you have a bit of bushwalking experience if you plan to try it, due to how long it is. There are also some steeper sections and parts that are impossible to cross in high tide, but this walk does give you an unforgettable experience of the Australian coast.