Ballina, 2478 NSW Australia

Welcome to Ballina

Coast and Hinterland

There are numerous riverlets and many shore based fishing spots as the Richmond River widens and flows through the township of Ballina to the rock walls and out to sea.

Ballina is located about a 30 minute drive south of Byron Bay. The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located here and regular jet services are provided to Sydney and Melbourne.

The Ballina area was first home to the wider Bundjalung Nation and was a meeting place for the Bundjalung people. The Bundjalung people in the area were treated to a smorgasbord of seafood and bush tucker. The remnants of elaborate fish traps still exist on North Creek. These traps consisted of rock walls surrounding small pools, fish would become trapped as the tide began to ebb.

Because of its geographical position it was only natural that Ballina was one of the first places settled by white man. The Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum provides a detailed insight into the history of the area. All major transport was carried out by ship, with the Richmond River providing a natural transport link to settlements further inland and a means of transporting red cedar downstream to be shipped around the globe. When the supply of timber began to dwindle dairy farming became the next big industry in the area.
Today Ballina is a modern regional town offering all types of accommodation, shopping and eateries, with a river that is a natural magnet for visitors and locals.

At Fawcett Park, in the town centre, you can enjoy al fresco dining with river vistas while the kids play nearby. The beaches of Ballina are magnificent surfing beaches. Lighthouse Beach and Shelley Beach are easily accessed. Entry to South Ballina Beach is accessed via the car ferry and offers outstanding surfing and beach fishing with 4WD access.

Ballina Listings

Teven Golf Course Open now

Teven Golf Course - First of its Kind.

This boutique nine hole course in the

Location: 1684 Eltham Rd, Teven NSW 2478, AustraliaWebsite: (02) 6687 8386
NSW National Parks Open now

NSW National Parks Discover beauty and diversity in over 225 national parks From outback walking

Ballina RSL Club Open now

Ballina RSL Club offers uninterrupted views of the majestic Richmond River and is proudly recognised

Location: 1 Grant Street, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6681 9500
Ballina Colonial Motel Open now

Ballina Colonial Motel offers a quiet location away from the main thoroughfare and just south of

Location: 9 Bangalow Road, Ballina NSW 2478, AustraliaWebsite: 0266867691

@ByronBayTaxis - Open 24'7 We are Byron Bay’s most trusted taxi service. Locally owned and

Location: 17 Grevillea Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481, AustraliaWebsite: 02 66 209 215
Northern Rivers Seafood Open now

We are a family owned and operated business who has been proudly supplying the local and surrounding

Location: 480 River Street, West Ballina Ballina, NSW 2478, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 2187
Ballina Visitor Information Centre Open now

. @ballinacoastandhinterland  · Landmark & historical place The friendly staff at the Ballina

Location: 6 River Street, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 1800 777 666
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Open now


Welcome to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, the heart of the Northern

Location: Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, Southern Cross Drive, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6681 1858

Bookings Essential! The shuttle service is a book and pre-pay service Home/Motel/Resort

Location: 134 Jubilee St, Townsend NSW 2463, AustraliaWebsite: 02 66 453 200 or 0428 055 479
Ballina Byron Islander Resort and Conference Centre Open now

Welcome to the Ballina Byron Islander Resort and Conference Centre, a resort style complex on 2½

Location: Ballina Byron Islander Resort and conference centre, 1 Ronan Place, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 8866
Discover Ballina – Ballina Visitor Information Centre Open now

Explore Our Coast And Hinterland Jingi Wahla, or welcome, to the Ballina Coast & Hinterland,

Location: Ballina Visitor Information Centre, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 3484

The Boardwalk Motel at Ballina on the far North Coast of New South Wales is an absolutely newly

Location: 4 Kerr Street, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 66 815 677
David Mackay Harrison Gallery Open now

Born in Lismore, New South Wales, and based at his Ballina Gallery, David Mackay Harrison is a

Location: David Mackay Harrison, Bayview Drive, East Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 3053
Discovery Holiday Parks – Ballina Open now

With a huge range of facilities and activities for kids, it is the perfect destination for an action

Location: 25 Fenwick Drive, East Ballina NSW 2478, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 3953
Reflections Holiday Parks – Shaws Bay (Ballina) Open now

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly caravan park in an incredible waterside location and with a

Location: Reflections Holiday Parks Shaws Bay, Brighton Street, East Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 2326
Reflections Holiday Parks – Ballina Central Open now

If convenience is high on your list of holiday essentials, along with a welcoming and relaxed vibe

Location: Reflections Holiday Parks Ballina Central, River Street, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6686 2220
Wallace & Co. Clothing and Shoes Open now

Living our values and ethics since 1895 A local family business for over four

Location: Wallace Clothing Store, River Street, Ballina, New South Wales, AustraliaWebsite: 02 66 862 081