Spectacular beaches, fabulous seafood, rolling surf, perfect climate and amazing seaside accommodation …. sound like you? Then you’ll love Yamba.
Wake up to the sound of the ocean right at your door. Breakfast at a funky cafe and head off for a day of cruising and discovery. Mathew Flinders first came to Yamba in 1799 and a maritime station was established in 1854 that remains to this day. To explore the history of the town further take a stroll along one of the Yamba Historical Walks finishing up at the fascinating local museum. Along the way you’ll pass Pilot Hill and the lighthouse precinct which offer visitors beautiful panoramic ocean views.
Check out the marina, hire a boat, take a relaxing river cruise, or order up a latte. And of course you can’t go home without tasting the famous Yamba prawns. If you’re in need of a little self indulgence, pamper yourself from head to toe at a luxurious day spa or splurge with a bout of shopping in Yamba’s main street and shopping centre.
Explore art galleries and craft shops, check out the latest film at the local cinema or follow the locals to any of Yamba’s five stunning beaches. Never swum in an ocean pool before? Here’s your chance. The surfing is great but if you need a little instruction try one of the local surf schools or for equipment you can hire boards and Stand Up Paddleboards from a number of locations. Horse riding is on offer or you can hire a bicycle and explore the town at a more leisurely pace.
Yamba is famous for its fishing. Yamba is the home port to one of the largest commercial fishing fleets in the state. Watching the fleet go out of the heads in the early evening and returning at dawn with their catch is a sight not to be missed. There is a “wow” factor in Yamba being named Australia’s number one Value for Money destination for 2015. The recognition comes from world leading online hotel search site Trivago, which has developed the top 30 Australian Best Value Index.
The CSIRO and Stanford University have confirmed something that the locals have always known – Yamba has the world’s best climate.