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Ballina

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

Ballina: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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. The interactive, hands on approach gives everyone an unforgettable experience that they can take home and share with others.

All presentations include a one hour informative talk by one of their trained volunteers, as well as a chance to see wildlife that may be in their care. Animals that you may get the opportunity to get a close-up look at may include pelicans, other sea birds, shore birds, and even the fascinating and endangered sea turtles.




264 North Creek Road
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 1.1K from Ballina

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 course as it is free to play.

Disc golf is played in a similar concept to golf, however a frisbee is used instead of a ball. This is a great activity for all ages.

Enjoy a great day out with your family and friends at the nine hole, 28 par disc golf course.

Entry to the DiscGolfPark is free and is open dawn until dusk.




Tamarind Drive
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 1.7K from Ballina

Ballina Ten Pin Bowl


Ballina Ten Pin Bowl is the ideal option for a wet weather activity or simply to add some fun to your day! Challenge your travel mates to a game or come along and join the locals and make some new friends. The bowling alley is air-conditioned and has a snack bar on site for refreshments.

Glow in the Dark bowling from midday!

Free instruction is provided to newcomers.

Groups, special events, functions and parties are all catered for and provide a unique venue for any event.




7 Clarke Street
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 2.0K from Ballina

Thursday Plantation


Discover the original home of the pioneering tea tree company, Thursday Plantation!

The perfect stop for kids and adults alike, the education centre features an interactive display centre showcasing the tea tree production process, video theatre, tranquil Verandah Cafe overlooking rainforest botanical gardens, and the intriguing Spirit of Australia Tea Tree Maze.

Here you can purchase Thursday Plantation products right from the source, as they continue to pioneer the modern tea tree industry and produce quality products.

Why not pick up some of their fabulous tea tree products and enjoy a coffee, icecream or light meal on the lovely verandah while the kids explore the maze and sculpture gardens.




Gallans Road
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 2.0K from Ballina

Ballina: Events

Ballina Food and Wine Festival


Ballina Food and Wine Festival, showcasing the best produce, products, restaurants, culinary expertise and entertainment the region has to offer, along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits. This festival is run by the Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond.

Sunday July 1 is the main Festival Day, held at the Ballina Jockey Club, featuring exhibitors, information sessions, demonstrations and quality entertainment. Entry to the festival is for 18 years and over only.

The festival kicks off on Friday night June 29 at the Ballina RSL Club: 'Asahi - After Dark Gala Dinner' with live entertainment. The night will feature superb food, teamed with wines and craft beers.

Come and join them for both of the events.


Event Dates
2018
      1st Jul


Racecourse Road
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 1.6K from Ballina

Ballina Boxing Day Races


It's that time of year again! Yes the Ballina Boxing Day Races are happening at the Ballina Jockey Club so frock up and get ready for a fun filled day in the sun.

This is an exciting event to be a part of so don't miss out. Proof of age will need to be shown prior to entry. Children under 18 must be supervised at all times.

Further information and a bus timetable will be available closer to the date so stay tuned.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Dec


Racecourse Road,
Ballina Jockey Club
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 1.6K from Ballina

Anzac Day Celebrations - Ballina Shire


Ballina Anzac Day Services and March is on 25 April at River Street, Ballina. Ballina Anzac Day Dawn Service at Ballina RSL Memorial at 5.30am. Ballina Anzac Day March - Assemble at Ballina Court House at 10am. March commences at 10.30am down River Street to Ballina RSL Club Memorial.

Contact Ballina RSL Club for more information.


Event Dates
2018
      25th Apr


Ballina RSL Club Memorial Park,
Grant Street
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 1.8K from Ballina

Ballina Market


The East Ballina Lions invite you to the Ballina Market at Canal Road Ballina - a monthly market affectionately known as the 'friendliest market around'.

Held on the third Sunday of the month, the stalls offer a wide variety of goods from food to fashion, and gadgets to gifts.

Visit the Cafe under the Trees for local coffee and freshly cooked food, the Ballina Shire Concert Band provide musical entertainment, and all profits from the markets are returned to the community.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Dec


Canal Road,
Outdoor Entertainment Centre
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 3.0K from Ballina

Ballina Bowls Summerland Series


Summerland Series is a prestigious bowls series attracting players from interstate, New Zealand and other overseas countries. There will be approximately 300 bowlers who participate in the event, as well as spectators in excess of 300. Participants will be competing for AUD24,500 in prize money.

The event is divided into Summerland Singles and Summerland Pairs. The Pairs tournament will run over three days, with three days break and then the Singles tournament runs a further four days. Finals are held the day after the Singles tournament.

Please refer to the website for further details.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Dec
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2018
      2nd Jan
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68 Cherry Street,
Ballina Bowling and Recreation Club
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 3.0K from Ballina

Ballina Missingham Farmers Market


Ballina Missingham Farmers Market is on every Sunday. They are the best way to do your weekly shop - buying fresh fruit, vegetables, and other produce directly from the grower.

At Farmers Markets and organic markets, customers can talk to the farmer directly about the produce and farming methods. Some farmers markets are incorporated into weekend markets, but usually there are regular separate week day stalls and stands at various locations throughout the region.




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2017
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Bentinck Street
Ballina, NSW, 2478

Located 3.1K from Ballina

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