Destination guide

Get out your vacation checklist and tick all the boxes

Shhhhh, you didn't hear it from us, but Yamba vacation rentals are going to be the next big thing. Set on the New South Wales coast at the mouth of the Clarence river, this lively beach town is a little bit chic, with a growing reputation as a foodie hotspot (trust us, just make sure you end up with a plateful of their famous Yamba prawns at some point). It was once dubbed Australia's number 1 town in the national media, and it's hardly surprising when you take a look at its wonderful beaches, tranquil national parks and cute attractions.

Things to do

Sit back, relax and let us tell you a story

If you're looking to get properly acquainted with Yamba, then you'll probably want to start with the Story House (also known as the Yamba Museum). It'll tell you pretty much everything you need to know about local history and culture, and you can follow your visit up by taking in some contemporary art at Yamba Art Space, or seeking out the best views of the area at Yamba Lighthouse. And if you're feeling like a little trip out of town, then it's time to lace up your boots and get back to nature in nearby Yuraygir and Bundjalung National Parks.

Activities

Feeling indecisive? Yamba won't help at all

How much choice is too much choice? Yamba vacation rentals offer up no less than 11 different beaches to suit your mood. The area caters particularly well to surfers, and if you really want to push the boat (or board) out, then head just down the coast to world-class breaks at Angourie. Kayakers roam the waterways around the mouth of the Clarence River, while the surrounding national parks are full of hiking trails. A popular activity is taking a cruise across the estuary to the neighbouring town of Iluka, and if you're lucky you might even spot whales on the way.

Weather

Do you want the good news or the bad news first?

When it comes to the weather in Yamba, it's all good news. In fact, you'll genuinely struggle to find better weather anywhere in the world. The tropical climate means that Yamba vacation rentals are warm enough for ocean swimming all year round and, even at the height of the summer, the cool sea breezes tend to take the edge off the heat. Between February and April there's a rainy season, but it's pretty gentle as they go. Winter's usually much quieter than summer, and you've got the added bonus that the whales make their way past between May and October.

Natural highlights

When it comes to nature, Yamba was prawn to be wild

Yamba likes to have the best of all worlds. Down by the ocean at the mouth of the wide Clarence river, it's surrounded by national parks to the north and south. Draw up a list of different landscapes and it's fairly certain Yamba's got them, from coastal rainforests and wetlands to mangroves, salt marshes and dunes. While those tasty Yamba prawns are the most famous local residents, all these different habitats mean that animal and birdlife love Yamba almost as much as the vacationers, and wildlife-watchers will want to keep a particular eye out for the migrating whales and endangered coastal emus.

How to get there

Transport to and around Yamba

Fly into Grafton, NSW (GFN), the closest airport, located 30 mi (48.3 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Yamba?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 336 holiday rentals near Yamba. From 139 Houses to 172 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Yamba for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Yamba?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Yamba. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Yamba Beach: 345 holiday rentals
  • Wooli Park: 345 holiday rentals
  • Dolphin Park: 345 holiday rentals
  • South Head Park: 345 holiday rentals
  • Yamba Marina: 345 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yamba listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Yamba?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 139 Houses in Yamba. Our other popular types of Yamba holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 172 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 5 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Yamba?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 81 holiday homes with pool available in Yamba. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.