After leaving Yamba, we drove south towards Angourie, stopping at beaches and lookouts along the way. Though it is not technically in Yamba, the quiet coastal village of Angourie, is just an eight-minute drive from town and is well worth a visit.
Our first stop was the northernmost of Angourie’s trio of heavenly headlands, Green Point. Here the views looking both south and north were breathtaking. Green Point is a perfect spot to watch the sun and the moonrise, to watch whales lurch around the corner from Angourie headland, and to watch the local dolphins playing in the ocean below. Though there are no showers or toilets here, there is modest parking and a beautiful sandstone paver track leading from the car park to the small platform overlooking stunning Green Point.
Angourie has so much to offer, beautiful beaches, surfing, swimming, rock pools, hiking, and fishing.
We drove a few more minutes to Angourie Point which holds a special place in the big beating heart of Australian Surfing. While the beach and rocky headland are stunning, the waves are fierce, and there’s a 150m rock shelf known as “Life or Death”! Definitely not a beginner’s surfing area!
Angourie Point is one of the best right-hand point breaks in Australia. If the surf is off, there are coastal hikes in the national park beside the break. This area marks the start of Yuraygir National Park.
Angourie Point is where we reached the end of the road. From here there is a path that you can take that leads through to the very well-known Blue and Green pools of Angourie. We did not take the path this time as it was way past our lunch time so after enjoying the amazing views of Angourie Point we headed over to Café Angourie where we stopped for lunch.
We had planned to have lunch at the Hotel Pacific in Yamba however due to circumstances we dined at Café Angourie. This sensational café with amazing ambience offered a wonderful lunch of outstanding fresh, delicious and local cuisine. We all could not agree more how delighted we were that we ended up enjoying our lunch at this little café at the end of the road.
I have no doubt that we will be back.