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.
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'.
Saturday 22 August to Sunday 23 August 2015
Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Regatta The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Rega
Saturday 29 August to Sunday 30 August 2015
Annual Alstonville Quota Art, Craft and Garden Fair On the last weekend of August each
Sunday 9 August to Sunday 20 December 2015
Ballina Missingham Farmers Market Ballina Missingham Farmers Market i
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.
Pier at Richmond River in Ballina. Image David Young for Northern Rivers Tourism
Shelly's Beach Caf overlooking the beach, Ballina. Image David Young for Northern Rivers Tourism
Lighthouse Beach in Ballina. Image Ballina Tourism
The Big Prawn in Ballina, Northern Rivers. Image Wildlight.