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  1. Ballina Disc Golf

    Bicentennial Gardens in Ballina is home to the Northern Rivers first disc golf course. Discs are available for purchase or hire from the Ballina Visitor Information Centre located at 6 River Street. Alternatively, take your own disc to the…

  2. Crawford House

    Crawford House is the home of the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society, Community Resource Centre, and a small museum. In 2003 the Society restored this Federation style property which displays household items from the 1900s to the 1960s.…

  3. Aboriginal Cultural Ways

    Aboriginal Cultural Ways is located on the Coastal Recreational Path at Angels Beach, East Ballina stretching north along the coastline to Sharpes Beach. The pathway is set back from the beach amongst the trees and surrounded by stunning s…

  4. Macadamia Castle

    Fur, feathers, fine food and family fun - The Macadamia Castle is full of little surprises! There are lots of native furry friends and cuddly nursery animals, mini golf, train rides, playgrounds and barbecues. There's rabbit petting, face p…

  5. Victoria Park picnic area

    When it’s time to catch up with friends and family, head to the picturesque Victoria Park picnic area. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the rainforest in the northern NSW hinterland, only a short drive from Lismore. The adja…

  6. Lighthouse Beach Ballina

    Stroll along walking tracks and view birds (migratory, shore and bush) as they fly, feed and roost. Watch for echidnas, lizards, frogs, wallabies, and humpback whales migrating between June and October, and see dolphins at play offshore. Wa…

  7. Frank Miles Bronze Fine Art Studio

    Frank Miles bronze sculpture 'Steptoe' (Pelican) can be viewed at Lance Ferris wharf at Fawcett Park, on Ballina's Richmond River. Some of Frank's sculptures can be viewed at his gallery situated next to his studio in Alstonville. Works can…

  8. Northern Rivers Community Gallery

    The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is privileged to be housed in the historic former Ballina Municipal Council Chambers. Built in 1927, Ballina Shire Council renovated this building in 2007 to the highest standard in lighting, cli…

  9. South Ballina Beach

    On the southern side of historic Richmond River lies South Ballina Beach. South Ballina Beach is an alternative surf spot when the northerly wind blows. It is full of secret local fishing spots and can be reached by turning off eastwards at…

  10. Summerland House Farm

    Summerland House Farm is a 'must do' attraction in the Northern Rivers. There is something for everyone. A day at Summerland House Farm has fun for all the family. Children love the water park and playground, and parents love to unwind in…

  11. Ballina Players Theatre

    Ballina Players operates from its own theatre, built in 1984 and continually updated since then. Ballina Players presents a regular season of comedy, drama, musicals and cabaret. With five productions each year, each production has ensured…

  12. Ballina Surfing Beaches

    Whether you're a toddler dipping your toes in for the first time, or a world-class surfer, with over 32 kilometres of coastline to choose from, it's easy to find the ideal swimming or surfing spot in Ballina. There are calm sandy beache…

  13. Teven Valley Golf Course

    Teven Valley Golf Course has been described as 'the prettiest little golf course on the north coast'. In the gentle hills of the Ballina hinterland, an unforgettable golfing experience awaits you. Royal Teven, as it has been fondly na…

  14. Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

    Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum is home to a stunning collection of history and memorabilia. These include the last remaining Las Balsas expedition raft which travelled from Ecuador to Australia forty years ago, the largest collection of …

  15. Norton Street Heritage Trail

    This interesting heritage trail takes in Ballina's most historic precinct - Norton Street. Norton Street began as a bustling thoroughfare and transformed into Ballina's most prestigious residential address. Gorgeous houses and buildings lin…

  16. Brooke Clunie - Red Door Studio

    Explore the delight of beautiful wheel thrown ceramics at The Red Door Studio and Gallery. Located at Fernleigh in the Ballina Hinterland, it is the home of artist Brooke Clunie. Brooke creates original custom made and personalised potte…

  17. Australian Seabird Rescue

    The Australian Seabird Rescue, Research, Rehabilitation and Coastal Education Centre in Ballina offers a comprehensive educational experience for people of all ages. Participants experience first hand the issues in their local environment. …

  18. Victoria Park Nature Reserve

    Victoria Park Nature Reserve, in the Northern Rivers, provides a short rainforest boardwalk, wildlife, accessible picnicking facilities and unique Aboriginal heritage; ideal for school excursions. Victoria Park Nature Reserve protects one …

  19. Ballina Olympic Pool and Waterslide

    After 40-plus years of use, the Ballina Swimming Pool is closed for redevelopment. Once completed, the facility will include: 50 metre heated pool with eight 2.5 metre-wide lanes for competition swimming and water polo games; 25 metre x …

  20. Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail

    The Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail is made up of 19 interpretive plaques stretching along the walkway from Fawcett Park in the central business district through to North Wall. The trail provides insights into the historic importance of t…