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Ballina, NSW

The town of Ballina, centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River, is surrounded by 32 kilometers of white, sandy beaches and seemingly endless, crystal waterways — it’s a natural funpark for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. You can relax and enjoy the vast expanses of the Richmond on an historic river cruise or explore the teeming wetlands of North Creek’s upper reaches by canoe. Go bush with a four-wheel-drive adventure tour; take in Ballina’s spectacular coastline from the kilometres of well-paved cycleways; or thrill to the annual migration of the humpbacks from the lighthouse or Skennars Head. The fishing at Flat Rock and Angels Beach is legendary and, if you wet line at dawn from Ballina’s North or South Walls, you’re in for a breakfast feast.


A blend of tranquil seaside hideaway and vibrant holiday resort, Ballina is
the commercial and entertainment hub of the shire. The historic
thoroughfares of the town centre are lined with stylish cafes and restaurants where you can sample the famous local seafood and, of course, there are plenty of classic country pubs. You can visit museums that showcase Ballina’s colourful history, or discover theatres, galleries and expos that are bursting with the creative output of the region’s many visual and performing artists. There is an enormous choice holiday fun for the kids and, for the die-hard shopaholic, a mind-boggling array of funky boutiques and designer stores.

Nearest Airport: Ballina

Ballina Map

Popular Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Skating
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach

About Ballina

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Ballina Postcode: 2478
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: North Coast NSW
  • Latitude: -28.86998
  • Longitude: 153.55917
  • Elevation: 5m
  • Population: 8655
  • Median Income: $26780
  • Area (Sq/km): 20.461
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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