Yamba

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Characterised by fantastic surf breaks, miles of pristine white sandy beaches, and famous local prawns, Yamba has plenty to offer visitors no matter what your interests. It’s a delightful coastal holiday resort town with a relaxed vibe, an array of exciting outdoor activities, a stunning national park, and plenty of native wildlife.

The prime location at the mouth of the Clarence River presents the opportunity to take in the lush surroundings on a scenic river cruise or kayaking tour, where you may spot dolphins in the estuary. Alternatively, explore the town on foot with historical walks encompassing the Yamba Museum, iconic Yamba Lighthouse, and much more. Walkers should also take the time to venture into Yurigir National Park, one of Yamba’s most tempting attractions housing an array of one-day and multi-day hiking trails. Keep your eyes peeled for the other locals – kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and a variety of bird species.

The waters are no stranger to local wildlife either, with beach, estuary and rock fishing available. Look out for fur seals playing amongst the rock as you reel in an abundance of different fish. Dolphins can often be spotted out at sea, riding waves alongside the surfers – the coastline of New South Wales is known for world-class surf breaks and Yamba is no exception. You may also spot humpback whales between May-November.

After a long day of walking and water sports, there’s no better way to spend an evening in Yamba than munching on iconic Yamba prawns in a seafood restaurant.