About Woombah


Woombah is a small but growing bushland village in Clarence Valley. This hamlet is located to the south of the World Herritage -listed Bundjalung National Park near the Port of Yamba on Goodwood Lisland and only 15 minutes from the popular holiday and fishing village of Iluka.

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 people to the south. An Aboriginal name for the star Canopus is womba, meaning the "Mad Star". However this is a word from the Euahlayi people located in north-central New South Wales and south-central Queensland, and whilst unsure of its origin there is a general acceptance that Woombah means 'crazy star'.

The first Europeans settled in Woombah in 1830, establishing a timber industry.

Woombah is located on the North Arm of the popular fishing Clarence River, adjacent to the Bundjalung National Park.  

There are two caravan parks located in Woombah:

  • Woombah Woods Caravan Park

  • Bimbimbi Riverside Caravan Park.