On an island at the mouth of the Richmond River is the town of Ballina, the commercial and cultural heart of the area. Surrounded by 32 kilometres of white, sandy beaches and crystal waterways, it is a natural fun park for beach lovers, surfers, boaters, anglers and eco-adventurers.
The historic streets are lined with stylish cafes, restaurants and classic country pubs where you can sample the famous local seafood. Visit the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, browse antiques, arts and craft shops or stroll the magnificent walk and bike paths.
Enjoy a cruise along the Richmond River, journey into the teaming wetlands of North Creek by canoe or spot the annual migration of humpback whales from any of the coastal headlands. Try fishing at the popular Flat Rock and Angels Beach.
Ballina is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Ballina in New South Wales, it is located approximately 602kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 20.461 square kilometres. Ballina has a recorded population of 8655 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Ballina we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Ballina and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.