Yamba

About Yamba

A permanent population of 5,000, Yamba has facilities to cater for large tourist and visitor populations. With cafes, restaurants and accommodation to meet all your needs.

Yamba has been ranked the No. 1 town in Australia for two years in a row.

Yamba is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in NSW, with the region catching over 20% of the local. Fishing is a mainstay of the local community, with several fishing events through the year, and both river and ocean fishing being excellent.

It is claimed scientifically by the CSIRO and Stanford University that Yamba has the best climate in the world and there would be very few locals who would disagree with this assessment.

There are several accommodation options in Yamba, click here for more details.

What’s on offer

Beaches, surfing, fishing and relaxing are all good options for your time in Yamba.

Fishing – rock, beach, estuary and deep sea fishing spots are all available and Yamba is popular with fisherman all year around.

Swimming in Yamba is easy with both River facilities and supervised beaches.

Local History

Being on the river mouth made it logical place for a settlement. Yamba was established in the 1860s. By the 1890s it had become a small tourist resort. In 1958 the town hosted the first fishing event, the commencement of recognised recreational fishing in the town.

Looking for Something to do?

Whale watching from the bar at the Pacific Hotel

Dine in quaint restaurant and cafes

Surfing on isolated beaches, drive to Angourie, a legendary settlement for surfing.

The beaches are uncluttered, offering beachgoers peace and quiet on long stretches of beach.

Visit our local attractions for more activities

Local attractions

Bundjalung National Park has limited access which allows you to be the only people on spectacular beaches.

Yamba Seafood Expo is held in November and showcases the best the local seafood.

Yamba Lions Family Fishing Festival bring the family and enjoy the fishing and some great prizes.

Catch the Ferry to Iluka

Yamba Lighthouse is an amazing place to the whales and dolphins go by.

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