Yamba Information

Grenville Turner - Wildlight J Houldsworth G. Turner - Wildlight Image courtesy of Tourism New South Wales
Grenville Turner - Wildlight
Photos | View more photos of Yamba

Video | View Hi-Res Yamba Video
Map | View detailed map of Yamba

Highlights of Northern Rivers

Byron Bay Information

Byron Bay is a popular beach resort and offers an alternative lifestyle. Renowned for its pristine..

Ballina Information

The town of Ballina, centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River, is surrounded by 32..

Bangalow Information

Bangalow is located 10 minutes south west of Byron Bay and is a delightful nineteenth century..

Tweed Heads Information

Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, the Twin Towns - Tweed Heads (New South Wales) and..

Brunswick Heads Information

Located at the mouth of the Brunswick River, Brunswick Heads is one of a string of small villages..

Cabarita Beach Information

With large areas of protected wetlands, Cabarita has only limited development, creating a quiet..

Casino Information

Casino is a part of the beautiful Richmond Valley. Its sub-tropical climate is not only tempting to..

Kingscliff Information

Just south of Tweed Heads, Kingscliff is a beach community, offering a wide variety of holiday..

Lismore Information

They call it the Rainbow Region. In this unspoiled, lush and laid back pocket of northern New South..

Evans Head Information

One of the Northern Rivers best kept secrets - the laidback fishing village of Evans Head - is..

Murwillumbah Information

On the banks of the Tweed River, Murwillumbah has the spectacular Mt Warning as its backdrop and..

Nimbin Information

Nimbin is situated on the doorstep of a World Heritage listed rainforest, Nightcap National..

Lennox Head Information

The laid-back village of Lennox Head, a scenic 10 minute jaunt up the coast road, is a Mecca among..

Angourie Information

The charming seaside village of Angourie, 5 kilometres south of Yamba, is at the northern tip of..

Fingal Information

Fingal is a sleepy coastal fishing village at the mouth of the Tweed River and is just south of..

See all locations in Northern Rivers

Yamba Information

Yamba is situated at the mouth of the Clarence River in northern New South WAles and is the biggest river on the east coast of Australia. Yamba has a relaxed lifestyle with access to all services and within easy reach of major regional centres and capital cities.

Yamba is surrounded by Yuraygir National Park, the Clarence River, Pacific Ocean and rural land. The Yaegl people are traditional custodians of the coastal areas around Yamba, Iluka and Maclean

A great quiet spot for fishing or prawning, Yamba also contains a host of beaches that are super for surfing or other waterways for diving. In particular, the rock pool at Yamba Beach is an excellent swimming set-up for any family. Views from the Yamba Lighthouse are striking and two nearby coastal parks, Yuraygir and Bundjalung, are day trips all on their own.

For some 60,000 years Aboriginal tribes were the sole inhabitants of the Yamba region, the best known being the Yiegara people. Then the great English explorer and navigator Matthew Flinders came ashore at Shoal Bay in July 1799, just 11 years after Port Phillip, later known as Sydney was established.

Yamba town was officially gazetted in 1885, as the area's varied tourist attractions became known. In 1908 the Yamba Surf Lifesaving Club was formed, guesthouses and hotels arose, the region's fishing industry began to expand and sugar cane became an established crop.

Riverboats and steamers that plied between Grafton and Sydney were gradually replaced by rail and better road connections and from the 1970s Yamba's appeal as a holiday resort started to impact on the people of both New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

Visiting Yamba?

Highlights of New South Wales

Sydney Information

Australia's oldest city is the economic powerhouse of the nation, filled with world-renowned icons..

Blue Mountains Information

It’s is one of the world’s great heritage listed wilderness areas, yet it’s surprisingly..

Bondi Beach Information

Bondi, home of Australia's oldest Life Saving Club, is popular with the locals who participate in a..

North Coast NSW Information

North Coast NSW is a beautiful region which stretches from just north of Sydney and the stunning..

South Coast NSW Information

A few hours south from Sydney, you'll find a charming strip of unspoilt coastline offering pristine..

See all locations in New South Wales

Popular Searches

Home | Contact Us
2003 - 2013 PleaseTakeMeTo. All rights reserved. Hosted by Tourism Media.No part may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner