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. Ashby Monthly Markets

    Sunday 19 August 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 , Yamba

    On the third Sunday of each month, relax and enjoy a peaceful drive off the highway into the small village of Ashby, and head along to the local markets held in the grounds of the local Community Centre. Ashby locals welcome you to enjoy …

    19 Aug - 18 Nov
  2. Yamba Farmers Market

    Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Wednesday 26 July 2028 , 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…

    22 Aug - 26 Jul
  3. Crowe Horwath Yamba Pro Am

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018 , Yamba

    Play golf against a Pro golfer in the annual Crowe Horwath Yamba Golf and Country Club Pro Am. This event has won both the 2016 and 2017 Regional Pro Am of the Year and is a very popular tournament with players coming from far and wide to…

    25 Aug - 26 Aug