about yamba

Spectacular beaches, fabulous seafood, rolling surf, perfect climate and amazing seaside.

Wake up to the sound of the ocean right at your door. Breakfast at a funky cafe and head for a day of cruising and discovery.

Mathew Flinders first came to Yamba in 1799 and a maritime station established remains to this day. Drop into the museum and explore the history of the Yamba area.

Pilot Hill and the lighthouse precinct offer panoramic ocean views and is a prime viewing locaton for whale watching.

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.

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.

Explore galleries and arts & craft shops, or follow the locals to any of Yamba's five stunning beaches. The pool at Yamba is just perfect for toddlers too.

Yamba is famous for its fishing. Cast a line at the beach, hire a boat, or take the easy way out and let the local chefs do the hard work for you. There are loads of award winning restaurants and cafes to choose from.

It isn't any wonder that Australian Traveller voted Yamba best town for 2009, calling it... 'Like Byron Bay 20 years ago. Relaxed, unpretentious and all about the community'.

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