With surfing instructor Jeremy Walters are Emmerson Anderson, 7, of Yamba (left) and Chelsea Bridges, 7, of Wooloweyah.
With surfing instructor Jeremy Walters are Emmerson Anderson, 7, of Yamba (left) and Chelsea Bridges, 7, of Wooloweyah.

Yamba tourist numbers to increase

HOLIDAY time in Yamba may get just that much busier after another tick on the tourist destination list was given by author of six travel books Lee Atkinson in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Traveller magazine last week.

Yamba and Ten Mile Beach in Bundjalung National Park joins Arnhem Land, Point Ann in Western Australia and Maria Island in Tasmania as the five beach spots that she’ll never forget.

Atkinson touts Yamba as one of NSW’s best-loved surfing spots and makes special mention of Angourie’s revered right-hand break.

Woody Head camp ground is her number one suggestion for camping or caravanning in Bundjulung National Park, while the Yamba Backpackers gets her thumbs up for Yamba budget accommodation.

Jeremy Walters surf school in Yamba is suggested as the place to visit if making it out onto one of those famous Yamba waves is your goal.

“Yamba was the place where, after numerous surfing lessons on various beaches around the country, I finally managed to stand up and ride a wave into shore,” Atkinson said.



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