The Yamba Lighthouse sits atop the highest hill in Yamba. The original tower was built in 1880 and has since been replaced with a new tower in 1955. The new lighthouse is built of concrete in a very modern style and sits 18 metres high.
The view from here is expansive, taking in 365 degree views. Iluka to the north, Angourie to the south, views the Clarence River and its many Islands to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. The sunrises and sunsets from this vantage point are simply stunning.
Most evenings, at dusk, you can see the deep-sea fishing fleet heading out of the mouth of the River. During May to October you can see the whales migrating North for the winter.