Yamba is a bustling holiday resort, home to a number of beautiful beaches, parks and rivers. The town is built around the mouth of the Clarence River, a great location for both salt and freshwater fishing, boating and kayaking. Visit the nearby Yuraygir National Park for a day of hiking, biking, snorkelling and swimming.
Yamba has all the attributes you would expect of a coastal holiday resort town, including great beaches, a marina, lots of cafes, a broad river and a lighthouse. Better still, according to scientists, Yamba also has one of the best climates you could ever hope to find, with temperate winters and long, warm, summer days.
The fishing in the area is superb, as the local fishing fleet testifies, and anglers have a choice of rock, beach, estuary or deep-sea fishing spots. Boats are available for hire or charter, and houseboats and cruisers are another holiday option. Yamba is especially known for its prawns and oysters. Nearby, Grafton, Iluka and Maclean are well worth a visit.
Sunday 25 October 2015 to Sunday 30 October 2016
Mal's Blues Bar Yamba Golf and Country Club's b
Enjoy a relaxing beach experience and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Coffs Coast in the beautiful setting of Brooms Head Main Beach. Swim at the lifeguard-patrolled Turners Beach during the summer season or head to Pippi Beach to surf some waves as they come crashing into the shore.
Visit the Lawrence Museum and Historical Society to immerse yourself in Yamba's local heritage and see relics of Australia's telecommunications and radio broadcasting history. Learn more about Yamba's past by stopping in at the Yamba Museum. Retrace the steps of 18th century English explorer Matthew Flinders on a guided Yamba historical walk.
Sample fresh produce at the Yamba Farmers Market. Stock up on gourmet foods and buy locally produced clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts at the Yamba Twilight Street Markets. Peruse a wide variety of unique handmade items created by talented members of the Yamba community at the Simply Handmade Markets.
Fly into Grafton Airport
Clarence Valley Regional Airport is located 12 km from Grafton’s town centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip northwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Regional Express operates more than 30 weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Grafton.
Aerial view of Yamba. Image J Houldsworth
Yamba Lighthouse. Image Northern Rivers Tourism
Family fishing off the breakwall in Yamba. Image Grahame McConnell