Beautiful beaches, exquisite food and world-class surf – Yamba has all the best bits of Byron Bay without the crowds.

The secret has been out among surfers for some time now, but beach bums of all stripes are just beginning to wake up to Yamba’s lovely beaches and coastal scenery. The town is also home to some fantastic seafood, including laying a claim to the world’s best prawns – you can even try your hand at fishing yourself. Taking to the waterways in a rented kayak is a fantastic way to get to know this stunning stretch of coastline up close.