One of the best ways to see any town is on foot. The only way to see the sights up close and personal, it allows you to move at a slower pace, so you can really soak it all in. Walking is also a great way to boost your mood and energy while on holiday. So we compiled our top five walking trails for tourists visiting Yamba.
The Historic Yamba Hill Walk
This 3km stroll will take you through many historic sites located on Yamba Hill. The slope is a medium grade so it’s not too strenuous for those who aren’t accustomed to hiking. A continuous loop starting at the Yamba Museum on River Street, most visitors can complete the walk in 2 hours.
The Historic Yamba Hill Walk gives tourists the full tour of the region, covering Norfolk Park, Turners Beach, the Gantry Wall, the Pacific Hotel, the Star of the Sea Convent, Flinders Park, Ager Park, Pippie Beach, Flat Rock, and Yamba Cemetery.
The Historic Yamba Flat Walk
Also spanning 3km, The Flat Walk offers a more easy-going option, with the entire walk spanning flat land, and clocking in at 1.5 hours. Also beginning and ending at the Yamba Museum, this excursion will take you past the Yamba Golf Club, Fire Station, Sports Oval, Fred Phillips Park, Pegus Bay, Ford Park, Barclays Bay, Wooli Hotel, Gorman’s Restaurant, the Lighthouse, Flinders Well, Yamba Police Station, Yamba Bowling Club, the School Master’s Residence, the School of Arts Hall, and the Norfolk Island Pines found along Wooli Street.
The Angourie Walking Track
If you’re looking for something more challenging, try the Angourie Walking Track. This journey snakes through gorgeous coastal environments from the Mara Creek picnic area to the Shelley Headland. You’ll see lush heather growing along seaside ridges with breathtaking views of rocky shoals and bays. You may want to bring a camera and some binoculars for this one, because there’s a good chance you’ll see marine animals like dolphins and whales. The journey spans 10km one way, so you may want to plan to have a vehicle waiting at the other end, if you don’t intend on taking the trail twice.
Angourie to Brooms Head Walk
Serious walkers and hikers may want to tackle the Angourie to Brooms Head walk. The track goes over Mara Creek where it flows into Back Beach, and interpretive signs are found along the path. Hikers can learn more about the Yaegl people while enjoying the area’s natural beauty, as well as a chance to get a glimpse of whales and dolphins during the migration season. You may even find a rare endangered emu wandering the area!
Yuraygir Coastal Walk
The 65km Yuraygir Coastal Walk takes multiple days to finish. The track includes sign posts to help guide walkers from Angourie all the way to Red Rock, and includes gorgeous scenery of flora and wildlife. This expedition offers quiet sandy beaches, lagoons, creeks, rocky headlands, and a marine park. Overnight camping stops are found along the way, and visitors who don’t wish to spend the night can break the walk up into segments.
Accommodation in Yamba
After traversing and taking in all the sights Yamba has to offer, it’s good to know you’ll have a comfortable place to rest your head at the end of the day. Check out our gorgeous range of apartments in Yamba for accommodation in one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations.