Family in Ballina

Ballina is a bustling holiday town and home of the Big Prawn. It's situated at the mouth of the Richmond River, close to superb beaches.

  • Shelly's Beach Café, Ballina
  • Lighthouse Beach, Ballina

About Ballina

Ballina is a popular holiday destination that offers family-friendly beaches and other attractions. The town provides easy access to beautiful national parks, including Broadwater National Park and Bundjalong National Park, making it a great location to immerse yourself in nature and partake in activities such as bushwalking, kayaking or camping.  

Located along the Richmond River, headlands and the coast, Ballina offers great opportunities for whale-watching, waterfront picnics and barbecues, as well as a world-class skate park and 25 km of cycleways. 

An abundance of food and a subtropical climate make this area very appealing for a getaway. Surf the legendary break at Lennox Head, which is known as the 'Surf Capital of the Far North Coast'.

Flying into Ballina Airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 km from Ballina’s town centre and 35 km from Byron Bay. Use the shuttle bus or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip to these coastal destinations. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Newcastle are available daily, with three operators - Jetstar, Regional Express and Virgin Australia - servicing the region.


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