Situated at the mouth of the Clarence River, Yamba is in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The town appeals to visitors who want to stay near the pristine shorelines such as Convent Beach and Turner’s Beach. Another highlight is Yuraygir National Park, where you can walk scenic trails that pass through rocky cliffs, lakes and wetlands and where you might spot rare wildlife, including coastal emus and rufous bettongs. To learn more about the town’s maritime history, you can tour the Yamba Museum and see collections of photographs and vintage surfboards. You can stay at any Yamba holiday home and find an easy commute to the major sights of the area.
Types of Yamba holiday accommodation
When you book your Yamba holiday rental, you can expect the comforts of home and a relaxing environment. Many travellers like their accommodation on the beach, while others might want a place with more greenery. Whatever your preferences are, you can choose from various locations and still enjoy a memorable holiday.
Pet-friendly holiday rentals in Yamba
For certain travellers, bringing their favourite 4-legged friend with them on holiday makes it more special. Plentiful pet-friendly accommodation exists in Yamba, but you should speak with the property owners about their requirements as they might ask that your dog remain outside. Most yards are completely fenced in to keep your pets safe. You can rent a 3-bedroom house close to Pippi Beach, where dogs are allowed to roam without a lead and you can eat lunch at the picnic tables.
Yamba cabin accommodation
You can find cabins near the beach or out in the countryside. You’ll notice numerous lodging centrally located in town and a short distance to such attractions as Yamba Golf & Country Club, where golf enthusiasts can play 18 holes or take in the scenery from the clubhouse deck. If you wanted more privacy and to connect with nature, you can rent a rural cabin where you might spot wallabies in the backyard, yet still have modern amenities like television and a dishwasher.
Beach holiday houses in Yamba
Main Beach attracts many beachgoers, and surfers look for huge waves at the famous Angourie Point. You can choose from numerous holiday rentals on or next to the beach. Apartment accommodation on Ocean Street provides balconies where you can watch the sunrise over the ocean. You can book this 3-bedroom cottage that is a short walk to Yamba Lighthouse and Pilot Hill, which makes an ideal spot for whale watching. The cottage has a kitchen equipped with a microwave oven, refrigerator and a barbie for all your cooking needs.
Luxury accommodation in Yamba
If you want an extravagant holiday, consider staying at a luxury holiday home. With sumptuous beachfront homes, you can swim in a lap pool and use the private ramp to launch your boat. You can rent a 2-storey penthouse apartment where you can relax in a hot tub and play an energetic tennis game on the adjacent court. Much accommodation available is close to boutique shops and gourmet restaurants. You’ll savour the mouthwatering prawns locally fished from the Yamba waterways.
Other local destinations
Yamba can be very busy, so you might explore other accommodation options in nearby towns. Maclean and Iluka offer their own attractions and are an easy drive or ferry ride to Yamba to visit those beaches and places of interest.
Maclean holiday rentals
Maclean is located approximately 14 km south of Yamba and lies along the Clarence River. The town embraces its Scottish heritage with clan tartans painted on telegraph poles and the Bicentennial Scottish Cairn at Herb Stanford Memorial Park. You can stay at a 3-bedroom townhouse where you can walk through the courtyard with a pretty garden or rest in the air-conditioned bedrooms and connect to the internet with the free WiFi. Several self-contained apartments are located within a short walk to the river.
You can take a 30-minute ferry ride across the Clarence River to reach Iluka. You can walk 2.6 km through the rainforest at Iluka Nature Reserve. The nearby Iluka Bluff delivers an excellent view of the beaches below and you can see dolphins swimming in the distance. You’ll notice plentiful holiday homes with decks that overlook the river. You can even book a rustic fisherman's cottage with a pot-bellied stove and old-fashioned wardrobe. You can also use the outdoor shower to clean yourself off after boating.