"A slow boom" Top 5 Page for this destination Yamba by iandsmith

Yamba Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 86 photos

The changing times

When you arrive at Yamba there are definite signs of progress. Modern housing estates, new industrial estates, shiny yachts in the marina. In fact, the only reason, I suspect, that the place hasn't boomed more is that it is at the climax of a dead end road.
When you turn into the main street it still has that 50's flavour about it with small shops, locally-owned and they know most of their customers. One of the reasons for the town going ahead, apart from the great fishing, was the surfing boom. Though Yamba itself doesn't have great waves, nearby Angourie is one of Australia's legendary right hand point breaks and home of Nat Young, a well known, not always popular, legend of the Australian surf scene.

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  • Pros:Nice beaches, nice weather, great fishing, relaxed atmosphere
  • In a nutshell:What more do you want for a holiday?
  • Last visit to Yamba: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 10, 2007
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  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 1:30 AM

    a great introduction to a lovely spot in northern NSW! :-)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2007 at 12:41 PM

    I've always been curious about Yamba because of the song.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2005 at 1:04 PM

    Enjoyed your introduction, and if Yamba has that "50's feel" about it, I know that I would enjoy it. I'll return to view more as I see you are still under construction.

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