Yamba Lighthouse

Lighting the way for over 100 years, you get a beautiful view from the grassland that surrounds the Yamba lighthouse. A perfect spot for a picnic after a day at the beach or for gobbling down some local fish and chips and watching the full moon rise.

Stories about the first lighthouse seem to vary a little but it seems that there was first a rudimentary structure of a platform with a kerosene lamp on it on the most easterly part of Pilot Hill.

This was replaced in 1866 by a small wooden humpy whose shutters were opened each night to dispense the rays of a large kerosene lamp placed on a bench. It was in the same place as the first and next to the flagstaff.

Tenders were called in 1878 and a permanent light was built in 1880 by W. Kinnear at a cost of 1,097 pounds.

Nearby events

  1. Yamba Farmers Market

    Wednesday 30 May 2018 to Wednesday 04 July 2018 , Yamba

    At the Yamba Farmers Market you can buy a scrumptious range of fresh seasonal produce and handcrafted delights, free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic veggies, gluten-free sweets, pecans, jams, relishe…

    30 May - 04 Jul
  2. Yamba Eat to the Beat Festival

    Sunday 10 June 2018 , Yamba

    The Clarence Valley's newest free music festival 'Eat to the Beat' featuring some of Australia's Best musicians and bands. Five Live music acts will be playing all day on the green. Delicious gourmet food from all of their favourite stree…

    10 Jun
  3. Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale Yamba

    Saturday 16 June 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018 , Yamba

    The Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale is on the move again and heading to Yamba. Once again, there is free entry to Carnivale. Enjoy over 15 of the yummiest food trucks, the beach bar and sports bar, live music all weekend long, carnival rides,…

    16 Jun - 17 Jun