Yamba is located on the north coast of NSW approximately halfway between Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay. It is around a 7 hour drive north of Sydney and three hours south of Brisbane.
Yamba is a small coastal fishing town at the mouth of the Clarence River surrounded by Yuraygir National Park. There are beautiful beaches to visit, plenty of fishing spots and some great restaurants and cafes.
Yamba has a humid subtropical climate, with summer temps from 20°C to 27°C and winter temps from 10°C up to 20°C.
There is a good choice of accommodation, particularly resorts and tourist parks with plenty of family friendly facilities.
Angourie Resort is located just south of Yamba surrounded by a lush subtropical rainforest. The resort is perfect for families with a choice of 2 bedroom self-contained standard or deluxe villas and one bedroom Spa apartments. Facilities include a large lagoon pool, a separate kids pool with waterslide, an on-site restaurant, outdoor spa, playground, indoor play facility, gym, day spa, pool bar, tennis and bbq facilities.
Located on the banks of the Clarence River and minutes from town the Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort offers fantastic family Yamba accommodation. Choose from one, two or three bedroom villas, Waterview Units, Waterfront Villas and ensuite cabins. Facilities include a pool, water park, air cushion, games room, water slides, go carts, pool bar, bar & snooker hall, bbq facilities, private jetty and hire hut.
BIG4 Saltwater @ Yamba is set on 130 acres of pristine parkland just 10 minutes from Yamba. The park offers an amazing holiday experience with a unique combination of nature & facilities for the whole family. Accommodation includes 1 and 2 bedroom cabins as well as a 5 bedroom cabin. Facilities include a pool, waterpark, giant jumping pillow, adventure playground, flying fox, kids pool, bbq areas, kayak, canoe and paddleboat hire.
The Sands Resort at Yamba holiday accommodation provide guests with an exquisite beachfront location and superb recreational facilities, postioned on one of Yambas best beaches. All apartments are fully self-contained and include 3 bedroom penthouses, 3 bedroom luxury villas, 2 and 3 bedroom oceanfront apartments and 2 bedroom townhouses. Guests have access to the leisure centre which features a large swimming pool, tennis courts, BBQ, outdoor dining and lounging area.
The Cove's modern, spacious, self-contained accommodation is located in the heart of Yamba. It's just a short walk to the town centre and close to Yamba beach. The Cove Yamba has a range of spacious, modern, fully-equipped luxury apartments including studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. Facilities include an outdoor pool and heated spa. Guests have access to the nearby Sands Resort leisure centre.
Located in Iluka, north of Yamba, the area is best known for good fishing, beautiful unspoilt beaches and its World Heritage Rainforest. Anchorage Holiday Park offers 2 bedroom spa cabins, 2 bedroom deluxe cabins, 1 bedroom Queen cabins, pet friendly cottages and Verandah cabins. Facilities include a large heated pool plus spa and toddler's wading pool, playground, kids activities in school holidays, bbq's, day spa, shop and fishing jetty.
Hickey Island is located at the mouth of the Clarence River and just a short stroll from town. On the north side of the island is Whiting Beach, which is one of the most protected swimming beaches in the area. Keep your eye out for dolphins entering the river .There is plenty of parking, picnic tables, toilet facilities and showers available. There are walking tracks on the island and there are great beach fishing spots as well.Learn More >>
The fresh water Blue Pool and the larger Green Pool collectively known as the Blue pools are former quarrying sites. They are located at Angourie, 10 minutes drive south of Yamba, within Angourie Reserve between Spooky Beach and Angourie Beach. Both pools are used for swimming and diving. Because the pools are freshwater, they are subject to algae blooms, especially in the warmer months. When the pools are closed, you can still swim in the large saltwater rock pool beside the Blue Pool.Learn More >>
Located between Yamba and Coffs Harbour, Yuraygir National park boasts the state's longest stretch of undeveloped coastline. Try the Yuraygir Coastal walk, or enjoy whale watching, beach camping, swimming and fishing activities. The Yuraygir Coastal walk is a 4 day walk through the park along the coast. Close to Yamba is the start of the northern end of the park with the Angourie Bay picnic area, a lovely park-like setting ideal for a family get-together.Learn More >>
There are some beautiful beaches to choose from in the Yamba area. Main Beach features an ocean pool at the southern end, plenty of grass areas and the iconic Pacific Hotel overlooking it. Just north past the lighthouse is Turners Beach bordering the breakwall and a little more open than Main beach. Whiting Beach is in the Clarence rivermouth is generally the most sheltered, perfect for kids. Spooky Beach in Angourie is worth a visit - south end for families and a good surf break. For surfers Angourie Point is the best place to surf in Yamba - it is a protected surfing reserve and not for beginners.Learn More >>
The beautiful Clarence River offers plenty of activities for the visitor including fishing, boating, kayaking and pedal boats. The river is one of the best locations for fishing in Yamba - home to Blackfish, Jew, Flathead, Groper, Snapper and much more. Hire a boat or BBQ pontoon from Yamba Marina. Catch a ferry across the river to Iluka. Services run up to 5 times daily. Clarence River ferries also offer scenic river cruises and a Sunday night live music cruise. Kayak hire is available through Yamba Kayak and you can hire a stand up paddle board from SUP Yamba on Whiting Beach.Learn More >>
There are plenty of good cafes and restaurants to choose from in Yamba. Yamba Shores Tavern has a great location and a covered playground for the kids. The Pacific Hotel is a must - for the views alone, but the meals are great too. Sandbar at Main Beach, Latitude 29, The Italian On The Hill, The Mexican, Bean Scene Cafe, Leche Cafe, Mona's Kitchen, Beachwood Cafe, Sassafras, Indian Fusion Tapas Bar and Restaurant are all quality restaurants and worth a visit if you have time. If you get a chance make sure you visit Barbaresco in Angourie and the Cunjevoi Restaurant at the Angourie Resort.Learn More >>