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Things To Do In Yamba

Things to Do in Yamba

23 Aug 2023
5 min. read

Nestled along the stunning coastline of New South Wales, Yamba is a hidden gem, under 3 hours from the Gold Coast, offering a wide range of things to do for travelers seeking natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. From pristine beaches to vibrant local markets, Yamba has something for everyone.

1. Sun, Sand, Serenity & Surfing

Yamba boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in Australia, making it a haven for beachgoers and water sports lovers.

Yamba Beach and Yamba Ocean Pools are a short stroll away from the iconic Yamba Lighthouse and are perfect for a picnic and a paddle on the small but stunning beach. Main Beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing, while Pippi Beach is more secluded, and offers rolling dunes and crystal-clear waters. End the day with a glass of bubbles toasting the stunning sunset.

2. Angourie Blue Pool: Nature's Swimming Oasis

Angourie Blue Pool is a natural rock pool nestled amidst nature. This idyllic spot offers a freshwater place to swim and is a true oasis for relaxation and a must-visit for nature lovers.

3. Yamba Lighthouse: A Glimpse into Maritime History

Discover the maritime past of Yamba with a visit to the iconic Yamba Lighthouse. The adjacent Yamba Lighthouse Hill Park offers well-maintained trails for a leisurely stroll with stunning vistas.

4. Clarence River Cruise

Embark on a scenic cruise along the Clarence River, where you can discover the region's diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for dolphins playing in the river's wake and enjoy the relaxing ambiance as you glide through calm waters. This experience offers a unique perspective of Yamba's natural beauty. Check out Clarence River Ferries for inspiration

5. Yamba Farmers and Craft Markets

Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting the Yamba Farmers and Craft Market. Held regularly, this market showcases a wide array of fresh produce, handmade crafts, and unique souvenirs. Engage with local artisans, savor gourmet treats, and take home a piece of Yamba's charm.

6. Surfing and Water Sports

Yamba's coastline is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts from surfing and pedal boating to boat rides and kayaking.

7. Hiking, Walking & Cycling Trails

Venture into the Yuraygir National Park for a true bushland adventure. With an array of hiking trails catering to various skill levels, you can explore diverse landscapes, from coastal heaths to eucalypt woodlands. Keep your camera ready to capture glimpses of native wildlife and vibrant flora. Yamba is also a great spot to get back on the bike. We recommend Yamba's riverside bike path, which runs along the Clarence River from Turner's Beach all the way to the town entrance.

8. Indulge in Local Cuisine: Culinary Delights

Savor Yamba's culinary offerings by indulging in fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and global flavors. From seaside cafes to upscale restaurants, you'll find a variety of dining options to suit your palate. Be sure to try the region's renowned seafood platters for an authentic taste of Yamba.

Where to stay in Yamba

Look for accommodation in Yamba NSW? Look no further than the unique, heritage-listed Yamba Lighthouse Cottages, only a stone's throw from the lighthouse and conveniently close to the beach and town. Dog-friendly, these large, spacious cottages sleep up to 8 guests, and a fenced yard keeps your pampered pooch safe. Book Yamba Lighthouse Cottage stay today

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