Yamba

Surfing Yamba

 

Yamba is a classic Australian surf town with beach break fun for beginners out the front and the iconic Angourie Surfing Reserve just down the road.

This laid back town's caravan parks, fishermen's co-op, pub on the hill and fish & chip shop burst at the seams during summer holidays with families and friends flocking here each year lured by the promise of a relaxing beach and riverside escape.

Driving into Yamba on a hot day with the car windows down, passing by cane fields beside the mighty Clarence River, full of anticipation of the waves ahead...this is the Australian surfing experience.

Surfing Lessons

Yamba Angourie Surf School

Evans Head Surf Shack

Summerland Surf School

Summerland Surf School

Lennox Head to Evans Head

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Rubbersoul Boardriding Co

Rubbersoul Boardriding Co

Lennox Head to Evans Head

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Getting There


Car
3.5 hours drive south from Brisbane & 8 hours drive north from Sydney.

Rail
CountryLink (13 22 32) goes to Grafton, then a one hour bus ride takes you to Yamba.

Bus
Greyhound (13 14 99) links from all directions daily.

Airports
One hour or two hours drive from Ballina or Gold Coast Airports serviced by Virgin Blue & Jetstar.
One hour drive from Grafton Airport via Rex Airlines.

Airport transfers
Yamba-Ballina Airport Shuttle, Clarence Valley Airport Shuttle.

Car Hire
Renting a car or van is a great way to see & surf the NSW far north coast. Hire a car or campervan.

 

Where To Sleep

Camping

Calypso Holiday Park, Blue Dolphin & Yamba Waters.

Hostels in Yamba

Yamba YHA Backpacker Beach Resort

 

Hotels & Holiday Homes in Yamba

The Cove Beachfront Apartments

The Cove Beachfront Apartments

Yamba

Holiday Apartments

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Avalon 4 Yamba

Avalon 4

Yamba

Holiday Apartment

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Sands at Yamba

Sands at Yamba

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Holiday Apartments & Villas

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Yamba Norfolk Motel

 

Between Surf Sessions

What to see & do

Drive to Iluka into the Bundjalung National Park (on the northern side of the River) to spot emus and walk through the coastal rainforest.

Drop a line into the Clarence or the Pacific Ocean, as this region is renowned for its good fishing. If you don't have much success, head to the Co-op for some fresh prawns.

Kick back in the Pacific Hotel for a meal and even a refreshing beverage. Set high up on the hill overlooking Yamba's beaches and the ocean, this pub has the best view in town.

Where to eat & drink

The local cafe & restaurant offering is good. You'll find everything from Thai & Chinese to modern Australian (with seafood of course), along with the popular fish & chips, chicken and pizza shops.

Most places are found around the town centre and up on the hill behind Main Beach.

Climate

Yamba Climate

Yamba Surf Spots for Beginners & Kids

Main Beach and Turners Beach (located just south of the river) are great for learning to surf on small wave days. For more info on the best beginner surf spots in Yamba click on the landmarks on the map below.


Good To Know...

Angourie Point (5km south of Yamba) is steeped in Australian surfing folklore and is now a protected surfing reserve. Home to the Aboriginal Yaegl people, this is a magical place that is enjoyed by the passionate local surfing community. When visiting here, please respect the local people and the environment. The waves on the points and beaches here are powerful and can be dangerous for beginner surfers. If you are learning to surf, stick to the beaches in Yamba or check out Spookies Beach (to the north of Angourie) for softer whitewater waves. Around Yamba, like everywhere else, please practise surfing etiquette.

Just south of Spookies Beach you'll find Blue Pool which is a fresh water spring filled rock pool that is a great swimming spot in a beautiful bush setting just metres from the ocean.

Main Beach in Yamba is great for families as the beach is patrolled in summer, you can surf, swim in the rock pool and feed the family at the kiosk on the beach.

If you are looking to camp in a national park, go to Woody Head camping ground on the northern side of the river just before the town of Iluka (if you're in Yamba you'll have to go back to the highway, head north and turn off for Iluka). This camping ground is located within Bundjalung National Park and is surrounded by some beautiful coastline, the odd wave and you may even spot an elusive emu. A small fee applies, and book in advance during school holiday times as the camp ground is often full. To book call (02) 6627 0200.

 

Surf Shops

The Plank Shop
Country Style Surfboards
Fandango Surf Co
Yamba Surf

Surfboard Repairers

Ask in the local surf shops if you need a board repaired.

Boardriders Club

Angourie Boardrider Association
Yamba Longboard Club

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