Ballina is home to a range of events and activites and the visitor can always expect something to be happening. Whether to it be a festival, market, sporting event or just taking the opportunity to enjoy the local cafes and the relaxed local community.

Ballina enjoys one of the fastest growing populations in Australia as people realise that the location is one of the best in Australia. The town has the feel of a small town with all the facilities of a larger town.

Major Events


Regular Markets

Need somewhere to stay, visit our accommodation page for Ballina

Looking for something to do?

  • Hire a boat and either fish or cruise the river
  • Dangle a line in the river off the jetty or the river bank
  • Wander along the river bank and enjoy the scenary
  • Surf on one of the many surfing beaches
  • Visit our local villages
  • Enjoy a coffee in one of our many cafes
  • Spend the afternoon wandering our many shopping options
  • Watch one of the local sports teams with grounds throughout the town
  • Visit the RSL or one of award winning restaurants
  • Play a round of golf at one of the local courses

Stuck for ideas? Try one of local businesses.

  • Aboriginal Cultural Concepts Heritage Tour
  • Aeroclub Ballina Airport
  • Alstonville Fitness For You
  • Alstonville Garden Centre
  • Alstonville Heated Olympic Pool
  • Alstonville Markets Amaze n Place Art Class For Kids
  • Australian Seabird Rescue Ballina
  • Adventure Park Skirmish
  • Ballina Fair Cinemas
  • Ballina Fair Shopping Centre
  • Ballina Fair Swim n Gym
  • Ballina Fishing Park
  • Ballina Golf Club
  • Ballina Indoor Sports & Skate
  • Ballina Jockey Club Ltd / Ballina Racecourse and Function Centre
  • Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel
  • Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
  • Ballina Pool/ Waterslide
  • Ballina RSL Bowling Club
  • Ballina RSL Club
  • Ballina RSL Sub-Branch Museum
  • Ballina Squash Centre
  • Ballina Ten Pin Bowl
  • Barratt Galleries Ceramic Art Studio
  • Crawford House
  • David Lane Studio
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Parks & Wildlife Division
  • Father Macs Heavenly Puddings Ltd
  • Lennox Head Aquatic Centre
  • Macadamia Castle
  • Mackay Harrison Galleries
  • Matt s Golf Centre & Driving Range
  • Northern Rivers Brewery
  • Northern Rivers Model Railroaders Inc
  • Riverside Health Studio
  • Sea Silks Gallery
  • Summerland Antiques
  • Summerland Aquarium
  • Summerland House With No Steps
  • Teven Valley Golf Course
  • Thursday Plantation Visitor s Centre
  • Wardell Social Golf Club

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