Yamba/Angourie

Lose yourself in paradise….Yamba

Spectacular beaches, fabulous food, unparalleled fishing, perfect climate and amazing seaside accommodation... sound like your idea of heaven? Then you'll love Yamba.

Whether it’s for a short getaway or an extended stay, a visit to Yamba, Angourie and its surrounds will excite your senses, recharge your batteries, and make you feel more alive.

Thanks to the large range of quality houses, flats and villas available for rent by Yamba Holiday Properties, you can choose whether you want to wake up to the sights and sounds of the ocean, or greet the morning at your absolute riverfront retreat. Whether you start with a rejuvenating ocean swim, walking on one of our pristine beaches, or watch the dolphins frolic in the mighty Clarence River, you know you’re going to enjoy the day as everything is just a short distance from your holiday home.

Follow up your morning dip with a hearty breakfast at a gourmet café, or make your own delicious brunch in your self-contained apartment, and then take off on a journey of either discovery and adventure, or relaxation and pampering. After all, this is your vacation and Yamba has the right ingredients to create the resort holiday that’s perfect for you.

For active holiday-makers, check out the marina, hire a boat, or go deep-sea fishing or diving. Yamba is famous for fishing and is home port to one of the state’s largest commercial fleets. Watch the fleet leave the heads in the early evening and return at dawn with their catch. Or enjoy the thrill of catching your own. Cast a line at one Yamba’s five stunning beaches or numerous estuaries and then enjoy the pleasure of preparing a fresh seafood feast in your very own beach holiday haven.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of swimming in an ocean pool before, you can indulge in this special experience in Yamba. If you need help learning to surf, try one of the local surf schools.

For serious foodies, a stay in Yamba isn’t complete without experiencing the fresh produce-driven meals prepared by the area’s award-winning restaurants. Unwind and soak up the ambience at a local gourmet cafe. Yamba’s many eateries provide ample opportunity to savour fresh local produce. Be sure to try Yamba’s famous prawns!

For the less adventurous but equally curious, set out and explore the valley’s art galleries and craft shops. Check out the latest film at the local cinema, or take a relaxing river cruise. Whale watching is popular during the annual migration from April to September.

For those craving self indulgence, pamper yourself from head to toe at a luxurious day spa or splurge with a bout of shopping in Yamba's main street or shopping centre. Then enjoy a well-earned rest in a funky cafe, sip a latte and congratulate yourself on your stylish local souvenirs.

There are also great walks in the Yuraygir National Park or you can visit the Yamba Lighthouse, see sugar cane and dairy farms, or experience some of the district’s many indigenous sites. Alongside the prestige Yamba Golf & Country Club you will find the historic Yamba Museum, containing photographs and other interesting items from Yamba’s early days.

Yamba is the Clarence Valley's major growth area and principal coastal centre so it has all the facilities you would expect from a modern holiday resort town, including a post office, banks and internet facilities.

Even if your getaway is a last-minute decision, Yamba Holiday Properties can find the right accommodation to create the perfect break. And with pet-friendly holiday homes and other rental real estate options, your beloved dog or cat can enjoy a beach holiday too.

So if relaxing, fishing, swimming, eating, shopping, exploring and being pampered sound like the perfect way to unwind, ask Yamba Holiday Properties to find the right holiday rental accommodation for you and make it a beach resort break to remember.

ANGOURIE, MACLEAN, WOOMBAH & ILUKA

Angourie is a small village just south of Yamba, home to one of Australia’s most famous surfing beaches. Situated on the northern tip of the Yuraygir National Park, Angourie boasts many holiday units and homes. Also found near this village are the famous Blue and Green Pools, a former rock quarry filled by a natural spring.

Maclean is promoted as 'Australia's first Scottish town' in recognition of its Scottish settlers. In fact, many street signs are now in both Gaelic and English. Enjoy the town’s attractive buildings. Take in the panoramic views from Maclean Lookout and check out the fascinating rock formations and caves at nearby Pinnacle Rock. Sailing and water-skiing are popular activities. Maclean is close to beaches and two coastal National Parks.

Woombah is 30 minutes north- west of from Yamba and features a coffee plantation and coffee shop.
Iluka is a 50 minute drive from Yamba, 20 minutes by ferry. Enjoy great seafood at the wharf with and watch the early morning trawlers come in with the night’s catch. Other attractions include a World Heritage Rainforest, gallery, whale watching platform and breakwall. Visit the small villages of Palmers Island, Chatsworth Island, Ashby.

CLARENCE COUNTRY

Explore spectacular mountains, magnificent rivers, breathtaking national parks and historic villages in Clarence country, the heartland of the Northern Rivers. Take scenic drives and discover natural wonders such as the Clarence River Gorge, or get out on the Clarence River or one of its many tributaries. The City of Grafton is the commercial hub of the Clarence Valley. Grafton has historic architecture, shopping, restaurants and a vibrant artistic community.

FURTHER AFIELD

Yamba is perfectly positioned to make the most of spectacular northern NSW, commonly referred to as ‘God’s Country’. Explore the villages and countryside of this breathtaking part of Australia, all situated a short distance from Yamba.

Take in the delights of Byron Bay (1.5hours north of Yamba), Brooms Head/Sandon River (45mins south-west of Yamba), Lawrence (40 mins drive and a ferry crossing west of Yamba), Coffs Harbour (1.5 hours south of Yamba), Harwood Island (25 ins west of Yamba).

Byron Bay is known for its cafés and colourful culture. Trek to the most easterly point in Australia, enjoy the pristine beaches, or head inland to the hinterland and climb Mount Warning at Uki.

Brooms Head has a lookout with views south to Solitary Islands and Redcliff Beach. Sandon River is a further 10 minute drive from Brooms Head.

Lawrence  features historic bridges, a museum, bird sanctuary, wharf and playground.
Harwood Island: 25 minute drive west of Yamba. Harwood Sugar Mill, a sugar industry tug boat the Beardmore has been restored for viewing at the mill.

Coffs Harbour is home to the Big Banana, Pet Porpoise Pool and Coffs Harbour Zoo and waterslide.