Ballina sits at the mouth of the Richmond River in New South Wales. This Australian beauty features white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water, and visitors can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere highlighted with attractions that include animal encounters, history and amazing scenic treks. Whether it’s a lazy day at the beach or a motivated morning walk-about, visitors will enjoy their holiday in Ballina.
- Thursday Plantation
- Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum
- Richmond River Lighthouse
- Go horseback riding at Tassiriki Ranch
- Take a cruise down the Richmond River
- Visit the Australian Seabird Rescue
The weather in Ballina is pleasant most of the year, which means visitors can come whenever they like. During January, the typical summer temperatures can reach 82°F (28°C), and winters (June through August) drop to only 68°F (20°C). Total annual rainfall for the area measures in at 60 inches (1,524 mm).
Getting There & Around
Ballina Airport services the region and has links to Melbourne and Sydney. Located on Southern Cross Drive, it is only 3 miles (5 km) from the city's centre. Ground transportation is available for visitors to reach their accommodations.
Getting around the city is simple with its great network of pathways. Walking or cycling will easily get tourists to attractions, cafes and hotels. There are taxis and hired cars available to explore surrounding towns in the region.
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