Located at the mouth of the Clarence River on the New South Wales north coast, Yamba is both one of Australia’s better kept secrets and most loved beachside holiday destinations. Boasting perfect beaches, fantastic surf breaks and favoured fishing spots, this laid-back coastal escape is three and a half hours’ drive south of Brisbane and about seven and a half hours’ drive from Sydney. A surfing mecca for decades, this small beach bum town is big on buzz and has quickly earnt itself a reputation as a relaxed coastal escape that gives Byron Bay a run for its money. Invoking childhood memories of holidays past, Yamba strikes an endearing balance between comforting nostalgia and a hefty dose of contemporary coastal chic.
Yamba accommodation is as diverse as the beach town itself, offering a place to stay for everyone; from backpackers just passing through, to couples wanting to relax and reconnect, families looking for a little quality time together and grey nomads wanting to put their roots down for a couple of days. Whatever the reason for your stay in Yamba, there are countless accommodation options to suit. From affordable youth hostels to charming bed and breakfasts, beach houses, holiday parks, hotels and resorts. Ideally located close to the town’s shopping and dining precinct, Yamba accommodation caters to all types of travellers and puts you minutes from local area attractions and the region’s best beaches and water activities. Book Hotels Now
It should come as no surprise that a coastal holiday town like Yamba is not short of aquatic activities. In fact the beaches, waterways and surrounding headlands play host to marine trawlers, pleasure seekers and wildlife in equal measures. This is good news for leisure travellers as after a day of whale watching, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming and fishing you can fill up on some of the best fresh seafood this side of the water line. If you’re looking for Yamba attractions on dry land, there’s plenty of those too. Pilot Hill’s crowning glory – the Yamba Lighthouse – offers some of the most picturesque panoramas in town and if you’re wanting to see it at its most spectacular, sunrise is the time to stop in. If you’re looking for active attractions, there are bike paths and coastal walks galore, the most notable of which include the Yuraygir walk in the National Park heading south to Red Rock and the Angourie bike path down to the Point surf break.
Perched on the picturesque coastline of northern New South Wales, getting to Yamba is just a short flight, drive, bus or train trip from most Australian capital cities. Situated just three and a half hours’ drive south of Brisbane and about seven and a half hours’ drive from Sydney, the Pacific Highway will provide leisurely passage to Yamba. If you’re travelling without a car, you can fly into Clarence Valley Regional Airport and take a taxi or transfer for the one-hour drive southwest. There are also a number of NSW TrainLink and Greyhound bus services that operate between most towns and cities to Yamba. Getting To Yamba