Woombah is a small but fast growing bushland village. This hamlet is located to the south of the World Heritage Listed Bundjalung National Park, near the Port of Yamba on Goodwood Island, and 15 minutes from the fishing village of Iluka, New South Wales.
The first Europeans settled in Woombah in 1830, establishing a timber industry.
There is a significant aboriginal site at Woombah, one of five in the Lower Clarence area. The north arm of the Clarence River at Woombah forms the border between the Bundjalung tribe to the north, and the Yaegl peoples to the south.
Woombah means “crazy place”.
Woombah is located on the North Arm of the Clarence River and is a popular fishing location. Common varieties of fish caught in this part of the Clarence river include Flathead, Whiting, Bream and mud crabs.
Local attractions in Woombah also include a coffee plantation which is home to one of the world’s southernmost coffee plantations, “Wombah Coffee Plantation”. Other attractions in Woombah include an old school house and a number of artist’s studio galleries.
Woombah is also located adjacent to Bundjalung National Park. Activities include beach walking, fishing, mountain biking and camping.
There are two Caravan parks located in Woombah:
- Woombah Woods Caravan Park
- Bimbimbi Riverside Caravan Park