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With its excellent seafood, myriad of waterways and beaches of fine white sand, this Clarence Valley town is an enticing choice for a coastal vacation.

Make the most of Yamba’s idyllic location where the Clarence River meets the Pacific Ocean and explore miles of diverse shoreline, from pristine ocean waves to clear riverine streams and picturesque marinas. Whether you reel in your own catch or indulge at one of the town’s restaurants, there’s plenty of ways to sample some of the region’s finest fresh seafood.

Check out some of Yamba’s gorgeous ocean beaches, such as Yamba Main Beach, which has a sheltered ocean pool, or Brooms Head Main Beach. Enjoy safe swimming conditions with the lifeguards on patrol at Turners Beach or grab your surfboard and check the swell at Pippi Beach. The waterways that extend from the Clarence River are ideal for kayaking, boating and angling. Try surf fishing on the beach or drop a line from the coast’s rocky outcrops. Join a charter trip to go deep-sea fishing in the Pacific Ocean.

You don’t have to catch your own to enjoy Yamba’s renowned seafood, though. Locally caught seafood, including the town’s famous prawns, is on the menu at plenty of Yamba’s restaurants. Sample fresh local produce at the Yamba Farmers’ Market or one of the local providers, cafés and delicatessens in town.

Learn about local history by going on a guided walk, such as the trail that follows the footsteps of the 18th-century explorer Matthew Flinders. Pick up trail maps or download codes for your handheld device from the Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre. Stop by the Yamba Museum to see detailed exhibits on the town’s history or enjoy views of the pretty coastal grasslands when you visit the Yamba Lighthouse.

Take a daytrip to the surf breaks of Angourie Beach or check out the unspoiled coastline of Yuraygir National Park.

Yamba is easily accessible by car from the regional airports in Ballina, Lismore and Grafton. It is a 3-hour drive from Brisbane. There are plenty of choices for accommodations in Yamba, from relaxing retreats to family-friendly farmsteads.

Top Hotels in Yamba

Yamba Motor Inn
Yamba Motor Inn
3 out of 5
81 Yamba Road, Yamba, NSW
The price is ¥10,181 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Situated in Yamba, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Clarence Estuary Nature Reserve and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Yamba Beach. Yamba Shopping Fair and Yamba ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (271 reviews)

"Friendly staff, easy check in for a last minute booking. Good facilities and location. Clean with everything you need. Comfy bed."…"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Yamba Motor Inn
Pacific Hotel Yamba
Pacific Hotel Yamba
3.5 out of 5
18 Pilot St, Yamba, NSW
The price is ¥5,018 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Offering direct access to the beach, this Yamba hotel is steps from Yamba Lighthouse and Yamba Beach. Whiting Beach and Convent Beach are also within 10 ...

4/5Very Good! (548 reviews)

"Refurbished rooms were lovely and exactly what I was after!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Pacific Hotel Yamba
Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
3.5 out of 5
Yamba Road, Yamba, NSW
The price is ¥9,454 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

This family-friendly Yamba holiday park is located on a river, within a 15-minute walk of Clarence Estuary Nature Reserve and Yamba Marina. Yamba Beach is 1.7 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (458 reviews)

"Very good place to stay has everything you need in the one park"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort
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Vacation Rentals in Yamba

Angourie Resort
Angourie Resort
4.5 out of 5
166 Angourie Road, Yamba, NSW
The price is ¥15,999 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Yuraygir National Park and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Yamba Beach. Angourie Surfing Reserve ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (689 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Great food at Restaurant. Beautiful pool area. Short drive to shops and beaches."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Angourie Resort
Adrift Apartments
Adrift Apartments
3.5 out of 5
38 Wooli St, Yamba, NSW
The price is ¥10,908 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Yamba Golf and Country Club and Yamba Beach. Yamba Lighthouse and Whiting Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)

"This place was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Super clean, large and great location. Management are also extremely kind and helpful. We loved our stay here and miss it already. Can't wait to revisit"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Adrift Apartments
The Cove Yamba
The Cove Yamba
4.5 out of 5
4 Queen Street, Yamba, NSW
The price is ¥15,926 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Nestled on the beach, this Yamba apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Convent Beach and Yamba Beach. Pippi Beach and Whiting Beach are also within 10 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (480 reviews)

"The property is well located, close the beach, walks and shops. Clean and well maintained. Wifi did not work well, frequent drops out - otherwise, no complaints."…"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

The Cove Yamba
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Feb 9, 2020

Nice and quiet, not a tacky tourist town.

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