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

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: www.dmhart.com.auPhone: 02 6686 3053
The Islander – Ballina Open now

Stay in comfort. Relax in style. Accommodation and room features. The multi award winning

Location: Best Western Ballina Island Motor Inn, 1 Ronan Place, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: www.ballinaislandmotorinn.com.auPhone: 02 6686 8866

Ballina Pool and Water Slide is currently closed and undergoing renovation. Please check back soon

Location: Ballina Memorial Swimming Pool & Waterslide, River Street, Ballina NSW, Australia
Grandview Apartments – Ballina Open now

Grandview Apartments Ballina offers affordable beachside holiday accommodation on the Far North

Location: Grandview Apartments, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: www.grandviewballina.com.auPhone: 02 6686 6999
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: www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/nsw/north_coast/ballinaPhone: 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: www.reflectionsholidayparks.com.au/park/shaws-bayPhone: 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: www.reflectionsholidayparks.com.au/park/ballina-central/Phone: 02 6686 2220
Ramada Hotel & Suites – Ballina Open now

With the Ramada worldwide reputation of over 887 hotels in 47 countries, you will find that Ramada

Location: Ramada Hotel And Suites Ballina, Martin Street, Ballina, New South Wales, AustraliaWebsite: www.ramadaballinabyron.com.auPhone: 02 66 181 000

TIG, MIG & STICK

Location: 2/20 Ray O'Neill Cres, Ballina New South Wales, AustraliaPhone: 0401 045 409
Frangipani Beauty Spa Open now

A relaxing spa treatment is the perfect way to wind down after a hard day’s work, or an afternoon of

Location: Frangipani Beauty Spa, Moon Street, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: www.frangipanibeautyspa.com.auPhone: 02 6686 8486

Yamba Airport Shuttle servicing Yamba and the Lower Clarence With the Ballina/Byron Airport and

Location: 134 Jubilee St, Townsend NSW 2463, AustraliaWebsite: www.yambashuttle.com.auPhone: 02 66 453 200 or 0428 055 479
Boardwalk Motel – Ballina Open now

Located in central Ballina , With only a short walk to the RSL Club and other great shopping and

Location: 4 Kerr Street, Ballina NSW, Australia
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: www.discoverballina.com.au/visitPhone: 02 6686 3484
Byron Car Hire Open now

Byron Car Hire is the original car hire operation in Byron Bay. Est in 1975 back in the days of the

Location: Byron Car Hire, Byron Bay NSW, AustraliaWebsite: www.simmonsbyronbay.com.au/pages/car-hire-byron-bayPhone: 02 66 856638
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Open now

Welcome Welcome to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, the heart of the Northern Rivers region.

Location: Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, Southern Cross Drive, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: www.ballinabyronairport.com.auPhone: 02 6681 1858
Wallace & Co. Clothing and Shoes Open now

Welcome to Wallace & Co – Online Clothing and Fashion Store Wallaces is a locally owned

Location: Wallace Clothing Store, River Street, Ballina, New South Wales, AustraliaWebsite: www.wallaces.com.auPhone: 02 66 862 081
Ballina Palms Boutique Motel Open now

Ballina Palms Boutique Motel offers spacious, stylish, ground floor accommodation. Enjoy a BBQ.

Location: Ballina Palms Boutique Motel, Bentinck Street, Ballina NSW, AustraliaWebsite: www.ballinapalms.infoPhone: 1800 221 812