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Australian Open Waveski Titles - Yamba 2018

2017 Australian Open Waveski Titles 

Australian Open, Yamba 29th October-3rd November

Yamba has always been a strong supporter of waveski surfers, once being home to the Clarence Valley Waveski Club which in its prime was one of the largest and strongest clubs in Australia.  The first ever Waveski World Cup was held at Yamba in 1990.

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Towns ~ Brooms Head

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 Brooms Head is one of those unique beachfront villages that are becoming rare. Originally known as Cakora Point, the name Brooms Head was first used in 1870 when a broom thought to have come from the wreck of the schooner 'Eureka', was washed up on the beach. These days many locals affectionately refer to "The Broom" as their favourite holiday destination.

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Towns ~ Iluka

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Beach Life

lluka Bluff has an excellent surfing beach and a great lookout platform with panoramic views - ideal for whale-watching. There is a netted swimming area at Iluka Bay and beautiful beaches with picnic areas at Back beach, Frazers Reef and Woody Head.

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Towns ~ Maclean

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Maclean, the Scottish Town

Named in 1862, “Maclean” had earlier been called “Rocky Mouth”. The NSW Surveyor - General Alistair McLean instructed local surveyor W. A. B. Greaves of Grafton to design the town. Greaves named the town “Maclean” and the name “Rocky Mouth” fell from use.

Read More about Maclean at Clarence Tourism 

Attractions - Whale Watching


Pilot Hill, Yamba

Whale watching is an exhilarating experience and Pilot Hill is a great location to spot migrating whales.

Mathew Flinders discovered Yamba in 1799 and the view over the ocean, beaches and river system is stunning. There has been a continuous pilot station in situ here since 1877 and is the site of the first lighthouse built in 1880 until its current replacement was erected in 1955. Whilst looking for whales and dolphins read the dreamtime stories of how the Clarence was created on the interpretive panels at this historic site.

Contact Details

Phone:  (02) 6642 4677          Address:   Pilot Hill (off Clarence St) Yamba, NSW

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Events - Yamba Rod Run


Event Date: Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018

Event Type: Exhibition & Show

Address: Yamba & Coldstream Streets, Yamba

Contact Name: Lewi Falzon Phone: (02) 6685 0107 or 0487 403 681 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Every year the small coastal town of Yamba at the mouth of the Clarence River plays host to hot rod enthusiasts from up and down the Australian east coast for the Yamba Rod Run.

Some splendidly restored modern and vintage rods can be seen tootling around Yamba streets adding an extra layer of colour to the sun and surf.

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Attractions - Yamba Museum

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Location: River Street Yamba, NSW 2464

Yamba Museum - the Story House was established in 1981 by the Port of Yamba Historical Society.  The society is a not for profit organisation entirely composed of volunteers who donate both their time and expertise for all the society’s programs, including the running of the museum.

The museum’s central location in the heart of town, near the golf club, makes it a must visit site for any visitor to Yamba.  From here you will see displays that focus on the settlement of Yamba and Yamba’s strong maritime history.

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Events - Grafton July Racing Carnival 2018

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Event Date: Thursday 5 July to Sunday 15 July 2018
Address: Powell Street, Grafton (map)

Celebrate in style with the Clarence River Jockey Club for the running of the Grafton Cup - the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australia which attracts crowds in excess of 30,000. 

Special functions and extra entertainment are programmed into this exciting event with luncheons, dinners as well as fashion on the field. 

Main race days include:
Thursday 5 July: Westlawn Grafton Cup Prelude Day
Sunday 8 July: Grafton Toyota Sth Grafton Cup Day
Wednesday 11 July: Grafton District Services Club Ramornie Hcp Day
Thursday 12 July: Grafton Cup Day
Sunday 15 July: Maclean Cup Day

2018 July Race Programme



Events - Surfing the Coldstream Festival


Date: tba 2017
Location: Yamba’s CBD and Flinders Park

Surfing the Coldstream Festival will be back for the 10th Edition of awesome family friendly fun and promises to be even bigger and better!  If you enjoy good food, art and music, then this is where you need to be come October 2017. This free festival celebrates what we cherish about our lifestyle in Yamba:

  • Our cultural inspiration – community, performance and multi-cultural culinary influences
  • The natural environment – beaches, outdoor spaces, national parks and surf culture
  • Music – local acts alongside national touring artists

Just like previous years, the 2017 festival will feature incredible artists from Australia with international reputations,, and talented local musicians. Other attractions include; art and crafts, an ocean-themed kids’ area and parade, street performers, awesome local food, buskers and the amazing community spirit of Yamba residents.

Entertainment will go on throughout from 9am to 10pm in Flinders Park and Yamba’s CBD and entry is absolutely free? Have fun with friends and family outdoors at Surfing the Coldstream Festival. Previous events have not disappointed and by the look of things, neither will this one.


For further details contact Phil Nicholas on 0418 302 465




Events - Yamba Markets

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Yamba River Markets

The Yamba River Market is held on the 4th Sunday of every month and is located at Ford Park on the foreshores of the Clarence River.  The market trades from 8 am till 2pm and features local and regional food, craft, art and performing artists in a village atmosphere.
In addition to the arts and craft stalls the market also provides free live entertainment, showcasing local emerging talent, touring bands and musicians.

Yamba Farmers Market

The Yamba Farmers Market operates every Wednesday from 7am to 11am at the Whiting Beach car park.  The combination of location, community and quality local produce make for a great all-round experience.
The range of product for sale includes free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic vegies, gluten-free sweets, pecans, jams, relishes, bread, pork and beef.

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Adventures - Yuraygir National Park

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60 kilometres of striking cliffs, rocky headlands, isolated beaches and quiet lake systems, set against a backdrop of forests, heaths, estuaries and wetlands, make Yuraygir the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in NSW.

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Attractions - Yamba Lighthouse

Name: Yamba lighthouse

Location: Pilot Hill, Yamba


Sitting atop Yamba’s highest hill, the Yamba lighthouse is one of the town’s main attractions and a must see for any visitor. The original lighthouse was built in 1880 and later replaced by the current lighthouse in 1955. A hotel – the Pacific Hotel – that obscured the original lighthouse was built in 1934. This and a water reservoir to be built at the location necessitated the relocation of the original lighthouse to its current location. After the new lighthouse had been completed in 1955, the old one was demolished the following year.

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Events - Tour De Woodford

tour de woodford eventEvent Date: TBA  May 2017             
Event Type: Sporting Event, Fundraiser
Address: Woodford Island (map)
Contact Name: Simon Willmore               
Phone: 0419 638 553
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The Rotary Club of Maclean began The Tour de Woodford in 2008 to bring the community of the Clarence Valley together in a way that gave not only families and individuals the opportunity to have a great time together, but encourage the more competitive rider to pace themselves against their fellow cyclist on one of two open road courses, 25km or 45km.

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Events - Australia Boardriders Battle


Event Date: TBA October 2017 - Yamba Round
Event Type: Surfing Australia
Phone: 02 9349 7055

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the biggest grassroots club series in the sport's history. In 2016/17, it involves more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds.

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