About Ballina

Ballina is one of the fastest growing towns in NSW, with a population of 20,000 and ideal holiday conditions. Based on the Richmond River the town is home to great fishing conditions.

Ballina is located on the Pacific Highway, and was established on the northern shore of the Richmond River near Cape Byron. Ballina boasts some of the most beautiful surfing beaches and picturesque headlands on the east coast of Australia.

What’s on Offer

Ballina has surfing beaches, loads of fishing options, shopping and culinary options on par with large cities.

Ballina enjoys great weather conditions, perfect surfing beaches, national parks and has a number of small communities surround the town.

Ballina has many accommodation options, click here for more details.

Local History

Ballina was established in 1840s on the Northern Shore of the Richmond River. The town is technically an island with bridge entry on all sides.

The town has enjoyed significant development over the last twenty years as it has become a location of choice for those wanting a relaxed atmosphere without the crowds of Byron Bay.

Looking for something to do

There are many options for the traveller to enjoy their time in Ballina.

Visit our local villages for fresh produce and uniques restaurants

Fishing in the river, there are several businesses which hire boats by the hour or the day

Take a fishing charter out to the FADs

Visit our beaches to surf, fish or swim

Visit the local National Parks and enjoy the fauna and flora

Relax and enjoy our local cafes and restaurants

Enjoy the Ballina Pool

Visit the Ballina Maritime Museum

Local Attractions

Broadwater National Park – located just south or Broadwater, the national park has long stretches of beach.

Arakwal National Park – north of Lennox Head, is home to Seven Mile Beach and many secluded locations.

Lennox Surfing Reserve -The Lennox National Surfing Reserve covers Flat Rock, Boulder Beach, Lennox Point and Lennox Main Beach.

Wardell is well known for it’s fishing, the Wardell bridge being popular for jewfish.

For more local attractions click here

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