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The Yamba guide is a collaboration between Roam and This is Incense. Together, we have a strong passion for travel and our heart strings are connected to this charming beachside town..

Yamba is located on the North Coast of NSW. No matter where you are coming from, it is a fabulous road trip with hidden gems along the way. Alternatively, you can take a short flight to Ballina with a 1 hr drive.

Yamba emanates the essence of slow living. It is cruisy, cool and full of character. The days are long and the nights are fun. It is the perfect mix of everything that epitomises an Aussie beach town of today.

We hope you fall in love with this special pocket of NSW.

Nat & Sophie x



"Yamba is a place that stole my heart when we first met. This town has serious surf roots and some of the best breaks. 

Yamba has a deep soul. A true-blue summer town, that has a rich history and is brimming with community, buzz and creativity. 

I am so happy to call it my home.

The Yamba scent was created  to celebrate our special slice of paradise. It is a mixture of smoky Cedarwood, Vetiver and Patchouli.”
- Sophie Marshall, This is Incense.

This is Incense
creates scents to evoke memories of holidays. Each scent is a formulation of Australian blended essential oils inspired from the coastlines of Australia.



Yamba has nailed the morning brew. The choices for coffee are plentiful, all of which are serving up tasty dishes with a side of coastal joy.



Summis is the ultimate cafe/store combo. Coffee and food is off the charts and as for the shopping...You will be DELIGHTED.

Good Days

If you are in the town centre, head here for the first drop of the morning.

Yum Yum Angourie General Store

OMG - a feast for the eyes and stomach. It's all in the detail.


A touch of Turkish in town.

One Fine Cup

As they say 'local.fresh.yum'. Freshly baked goods are their forte.

The Kiosk

Roll straight onto the sand. Beach eats and iced lattes at the ready.

Gather Cafe

The prettiest dishes and a mighty fine salad.

The Pie Shop

Look for the pink house and yellow pots. Tucked inside this pop of colour are the best pies on the planet.


Angourie Cafe and Wine Bar

Brunch at sunrise and a wine bar at sundown. Your welcome.



As the sun goes down, Yamba wakes up and the buzz of beachside nights are in full swing.


The Mexican

The dinner of dreams - bowl of guac, a side of chips and Margaritas.


Pizza and cocktails with breezy outdoor dining.

Brgr Spot

The burger bar on the hill.

The Pacific Hotel

Sip and crunch with the #1 view in Yamba.


The menu pays homage to local produce and native ingredients. This is a very special place.

The Italian on the Hill

Warm, authentic and most importantly, Italian!


Mod Asian with a damn good drinks menu.



Blink and you could be on an island in the med. BOOK!



Yamba is not short of a good drop. BYO thirst.


Bubbles, beers, ciders, natural wines and signature cocktails.

The Pacific Hotel

Still going strong with a cult following since 1934. You haven't been to Yamba if you haven't been here.

Angourie Cafe and Wine Bar

Angourie nights with tapas and vino.

Sanctus Brewing

Beer and spirits. The beverages of champions.

Clarence Distillery

A gin distilling shed open Wed, Fri and Sat.

The Wobbly Chook Brewing Co.

A micro-brewery with live music and pub bites.



Options options options. From chic, designer boutique hotels to pristine white coastal inspired beach homes.

The Surf Yamba

The first boutique hotel in Yamba. Immaculately designed and decked out with a roof top pool that looks over Main Beach.

The Yamba House

A 3 bedroom house, perfectly located between the town and beach.


Bay Property

The ultimate collection of holiday properties in Yamba.

The Yamba Studio

Perched on the top of Pilot Hill, this is property is for couples and young families who are inspired by interiors and coastal living.

The Beach Ranch

Located in the tranquil town of Angourie, The Beach Ranch is insta worthy and in huge demand.


The Black Ace

Owned and designed by One Teaspoon founder, Jamie Blakey, this property has major cool factor and is a great option for a large group.




Dust off the sand, slap on a sandal, grab your raffia woven tote and head to the shops.



One Country Mouse


The Corner Store


Island Collective


Belindas Store


Kitchen to Table


Coral Well Being Boutique


Yum Yum Angourie General Store


The Nook Bookstore







It's safe to say you will never run out of things to do in Yamba. Foodies, nature lovers, adventurers and water worshippers - we got you covered.

Peach Farm

Divine day out with the family. Peach season is Sept-Nov however, they are available in some form all year round. Visit this working farm with lots of furry friends roaming the property.

The Clay Circle

Creatives can keep an eye out for regular workshops or plan your own group session.

Blue and Green Pools, Angourie.

These famous pools are a natural phenomenon. Float about for hours or, if you are daring, join the line and dive off the rocks. Special note - the pools will close if the algae content gets too high, it is not safe to swim at this time.

Yamba Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from 7-11am, Yamba comes alive with local farmers selling fresh, seasonal and delicious produce. Come hungry and try find the Japanese rice paper rolls - insane!

Bike Shop Yamba

Hire a bike and discover the Clarence. Take a ride on Turners Breakwall or along the river front.

Reel Time

Charter a boat and throw a line in the water. June to October is peak whale watching season.

Cooking Class

Who doesn't love a kitchen store? This one hosts fabulous cooking classes that cover every part of the globe.

Yamba Cinema 

Old skool cinema complete with choc top and hot buttery popcorn.

Yamba Bowlo

Mini Golf, Margaritas, Ten Pin Bowling and a Courtesy Bus - now that's a night out!


Yin yoga with @salty.soul.wellness or tone the glutes with a pilates sesh @studioyamba


Hit the Clarence waters with @supyamba and @yambakayak  .


Learn how to catch the best breaks in NSW.


Turners Breakwall, Yamba to Angourie, Angourie to Brooms Head and Yuraugir Coastal Walk,


Convent (in the arvo), Turners, Pippi, Whiting, Main and Back Beach (in the morning), Spooky Beach (Angourie)

Mini Day Trip

Head over to Maclean for the day. Stop off at @palmers_store_ for a curated collection of wines, beers and small goods. Continue on to Maclean and inhale the aroma of coffee beans coming from @boteroroasterycafe . Don't eat too much as you will want to save your appetite for the outstanding food @onthebitecafe. And, if there is any energy left in the tank, pop your head into @sanctusbrewingco on your way home.

Wooli Wooli River

On the way from Sydney to Yamba is the Wooli Wooli River. Swim in the tidal flats or, head across the river with boogie boards or toboggans and hit the sand dunes.


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