Famous for world-class surf breaks, pristine beaches and some of the best prawns in Australia, Yamba is a popular destination in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. There’s nothing quite like spending the weekend at Yamba where you will appreciate the qualities of this seaside town with a range of activities to experience with your family or friends. To get a feel of what Yamba and the Clarence River has to offer, then check out these reasons to visit Yamba.

Surf breaks

Plenty of beaches around Australia have great breaks for surfers of all levels and Yamba is no exemption. The surf breaks at Turners Beach are no exception and are perfect for new surfers to gain their confidence.

Various wildlife

The mild winters and long summers are perfect for experiencing the native wildlife in and around  Australia’s largest east coast river system. You will be sure to see dolphins and might even be lucky enough to see whales on their annual migration north.

What’s more, there’s also a short rainforest walk at Iluka’s UNESCO World Heritage rainforest that serves as home for countless birds and wildlife in the area.

Yamba Lighthouse

After surfing or swimming at Turners Beach, head to Yamba Point, a favourite picnic spot. Afterwards, hike up to the lighthouse for the best views of the Clarence River. On the way, you can explore some great rock shelves in the area.

Yurigir National Park

If you enjoy the great outdoors, the Yuraygir coastal walk to Red Rock follows ancient emu trails in the Yuraygir National Park. There are many seaside villages along the 65km walk and many camping spots to choose from in the area. Some are accessible with a car, while others are not.

Whether you’re visiting for a day, the weekend or an extended stay, there are plenty of things to see and do in Yamba. If you need a vehicle to get to Yamba, hire a car rental service from Southport, Brisbane or Coolangatta.