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Eight irresistible reasons to visit Yamba this Autumn

We have a little secret to let you in on… Yamba is an amazing place to visit this Autumn.

Far enough north so the waters are still warm, the beaches are crystal clear and the waves are empty. Autumn is whale season, the weather is great for trekking the Yuragir Trail and foodies will love the seasonal menus at our favourtie restaurants. So, grab your surfboard, binoculars, and sense of adventure as we delve into eight irresistible reasons why Yamba should be at the top of your travel list this Autumn.

1. Surfing is more than a sport in Yamba; it's a way of life. With its pristine beaches and world-class breaks, Yamba offers an unparalleled surfing experience. Grab your board, paddle out, and ride the waves Whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, Yamba's warm waters and consistent swells will have you hanging ten with a smile on your face.

2. Dolphin & whale watching: It’s that time of year when you can catch the start of the whale migration and delight in Yamba’s resident dolphins sunset surfing at Convent Beach.

3. Explore the Yuraygir National Park and discover the Angourie Walking Trail a 10km round trek. Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of coastal heaths around the beautiful Lake Arragan, past hidden caves and through varied coastal ecosystems. Keep an eye out for bearded dragons, coatals emus and lots of wallabies.

4. Paddle into Tranquility on a sunset paddle: Join our friends at Yamba Kayak and discover the gentle rhythm of the Clarence River Estuary taking in the Middle Wall, islands and bays of The Clarence River with a chance to encounter dolphins, bird and marine life.

5. El Ocaso: A Mediterranean inspired bar & kitchen with a large balcony overlooking Coldstream St. The sexiest cocktails in town are served in an atmosphere imbued with the essence of the med this cool eatery is a must visit.

6. Sandbar restaurant – one of our new favourites in Yamba owners Florian and Amanda have brought their knowledge of French food and love of seafood to this chic restaurant above Main Beach.

7. Karrikin: If you are looking for a foodie reason to visit Yamba you have found it at Karrikin. A truly social dining experience with seasonal Australian cuisine The team at Karrikin constantly source locally to create a ever changing four course menu. Currently serving a perfect autumn menu of warming seasonal fare.

8. Local markets and boutiques. Yamba’s farmers markets every Wednesday are a great place to source local artisan food and gorgeous gifts from independent artists. Along Coldstream St you can shop to your hearts content with lots of fashion, homeware and jewellery stores.

STAY at The Carmel Yamba, Enjoy our resort style facilities, take out a vintage bike, play padel tennis and enjoy 50% off Sunday stays when you have stayed the Saturday night. Direct Bookings only. May & June 2023 bookings.

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  • Free use of our Bicycles
  • Stand Up Paddle Board hire
  • Boogie board hire
  • Free tennis & Basketball
  • Activity Bookings

Minibars & Dining

  • Licensed mini-bars
  • Selection of wine, beer & spirits
  • Premium wines and spirits in store
  • Great prices

Our Facilities

  • Licensed minibars
  • Salt water pool set in tropical gardens
  • Poolside sun loungers & daybeds
  • Bose speakers & playlists by the pool
  • Fire pit & lounge seating
  • Guests BBQ area
  • Tennis Court & Basketball hoop
  • Garden Games

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2 - 4 Yamba Road Yamba

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