Australia is home to many unique and exotic bird species. It’s truly a bird watcher’s dream, especially in areas like Yamba. This region boasts a variety of parks, forests and beaches that appeal to local wildlife. It’s the perfect getaway for the bird watcher who wants luxury and plenty of opportunities to spot a new species!
Birds on the Beaches
Yamba provides visitors access to 11 beaches in the region. That’s many opportunities to observe seabirds in their natural environment. The main beach is convenient to access from town, but it’s not the only option. Also nearby are Turners, Pippi, Convent, and Whiting Beach, as well as other coastal stretches in the area.
One of the biggest benefits for bird watchers in Yamba is the peace and quiet. The area isn’t as busy as Byron Bay, allowing for plenty more opportunities to see birds in an undisturbed environment.
Walking & Bird Watching
If you want to seek out birds and don’t mind a little physical activity, there are many places to go walking and bird watching in Yamba. The track from Angourie to Brooms Head will take you through a number of coastal ecosystems that support a variety of wildlife. See ocean side views as well as areas around Lake Arragan, or if you want to cover even more ground, consider walking all or some of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk. This trek spans 65km and takes multiple days to complete in one trek. You’ll see heathland plains, creeks, beaches, lagoons, and more along the way.
The Glen Ian Ostrich & Emu Farm
Not everyone is lucky enough to see an endangered emu during their walk. If you are among them, consider taking a trip to the Glen Ian Ostrich and Emu farm. Here, you can see both types of birds as well as an assortment of horses, cows, and alpacas. A 40 minute tour is available that covers chick incubation, bird breeding, and a discussion on the history of the industry.
Bird Watchers Love Yamba!
Bird watchers will find their new favourite destination in Yamba. The area is close enough to drive to from Sydney and Brisbane. Along with beautiful wild spaces, Yamba also offers excellent dining, shopping, surfing, and water activities as well as a number of historic sites that are worth seeing. The Cove is ideal for use as a “home base” during your journey. Contact us today to plan your next bird watching holiday!