Ballina Tours and Attractions

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. 

Zoom Coffee

Ballina

Zoom Coffee is an award winning NSW north coast Company with smart branding, even slicker technology and a passion for their product located in Ballina. Recognising the value of finding the best coffe...e farmers from around the world, the Zoom Coffee team has done all of the hard work for the coffee-lover, sourcing the finest coffee beans from ethical coffee farms and then roasting them in a small batch roaster to bring out the best flavours. Zoom Coffee has won an abundance of awards including the Bronze Medal three years running in the ‘Equal Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Awards’, for the highly-competitive ‘Organic’ and ‘Australian Grown’ category.

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Still at the Centre

Ballina

Feeling creative? Whether you are visiting Ballina or Byron Shire, discover one of Still at the Centre's beautiful art spaces dedicated to your creativity and inspiration. Browse the extensive range o...f art materials and meet the friendly, quality staff - most of them artists who will give you tips and suggestions. You might even be tempted into creating a masterpiece with their exclusive 'Ballina Prawn Pink' paint. Still at the Centre also offer workshops and demos. If art interests you get in touch.

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Sea Silks Gallery

Ballina

This beautiful gallery is located in the heart of Ballina under the Ramada Hotel, and overlooking the Richmond River. The gallery is a collective of the finest local silk and glass artists living in t...he beautiful region of Northern NSW. They all have a close connection with Mother Nature and their work reflects her amazing beauty. Kim Michelle Toft's vivid hand painted silks and environmental children's books of the underwater world, Jacqueline King's exquisite one-off glass pieces, Helen Dunn's playful silk and crystal birds, Arnie Gautsch's intricately etched glass, and Trudy Gautsch's stunning glass jewellery make up the collective. All the artists work in the gallery. Book into one of Kim's silk painting workshops and discover how you too can create a masterpiece. What a brilliant reason to visit Ballina and call in to enjoy unique local art at its best!

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Red Lane Shoes

Ballina

This little shop in Ballina's River Street has the most amazing range of shoes! They are talking beautiful shoes, quality shoes and a wide selection from casual to formal wear. Red Lane Shoes is one l...ittle find you'll treasure and keep coming back to time and time. Red lane Shoes Ballina has been operating in the local community for 16 years. Red Lane Shoes and is one of the largest stockist of exclusive European designed and made women's footwear and accessories. Currently they stock over 20 brands, some of their well known and every enduring brands: Hogl, Hispanitas, Peter Kaiser, Azuree, Olga berg, Etiquette, Gianni Zenn, Neo.

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Red Earth Jewellery

Ballina

A locally owned and operated store since 2011. Red Earth offers quality semi-precious stones, crystals and silver jewellery at affordable prices. The owners can custom make you a unique piece and carr...y out repairs. They have on display an amazing collection of unique and unusual gifts and stock a vast range of gemstones including Australian Opals. Specialising in sterling silver, this is one experience lovers of precious things will really enjoy.

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Norton Street Heritage Trail

Ballina

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 ad...dress. Gorgeous houses and buildings line both sides of the street, each with its own tale to tell. A highlight of the walk is Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel, formerly North Coast Girls College, which also offers free tours of the house every day. Flanked by hundred year old Norfolk Pines, this leisurely walk is the perfect way to spend an hour discovering Ballina's rich heritage. A free guide to the Norton Street Heritage Trail, including maps and a brief history of each landmark, is available from the Ballina Visitor Information Centre, which is located on the corner of River and Norton Streets.

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Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Ballina

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) has established itself as a significant regional cultural hub and creative catalyst in the Northern Rivers. NRCG exhibitions and programs promote critical ...thinking, creative exploration and social cohesion and connect artists, makers and audiences with creative opportunities. Ballina Shire Council established the NRCG in 2007 in the historic former Ballina Municipal Council Chambers. Built in 1927, Council renovated this building to the highest standard in lighting, climate control and security. Adjacent to the gallery in the same building is the popular Ballina Gallery Cafe. The gallery features four exhibition spaces and presents a range of professional, multi-arts and cultural programs incorporating diverse events, public programs and residencies. NRCG provides opportunities for emerging and established artists to hire galleries and exhibit and sell their work under subsidised arrangements. In 2018 NRCG expanded into the heritage listed former Ballina Fire station, which reopened as Ignite Studios @NRCG. Ignite Studios, Ballina’s newest multidisciplinary creative space provides dedicated, fit-for-purpose, creative spaces for studios, residencies, projects and events.

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Lotus Blossom

Ballina

Find your yin and yang in the heart of the Ballina CBD at Lotus Blossom. Improve your well being with the ancient art of traditional Chinese medicine. Lotus Blossom offer acupunture, reflexology, cupp...ing, massage and herbs as popular methods of treatment to restore energy and address pain in the body.

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Ignite Studios

Ballina

Ignite Studios at Northern Rivers Community Gallery, housed in the historic former Ballina Fire Station is a dynamic community engaged cultural hub. It supports and develops cultural and artistic purs...uits and hosts a range of creative events, pop-up exhibitions, bookable workshops and has spaces available for hire. Ignite Studios offers two venues to support four activities for the growing demand of local arts and cultural activities. This includes Creative Studio Spaces; an Artist-in-Residence Space; Workshop Spaces and an experimental project space utilising the original ‘Engine Room’. The ‘Engine Room’ doubles as both an art education and an experimental art project space.

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I Luv Lollies

Ballina

I Luv Lollies is The Northern Rivers original lolly store specialising in over 500 types of awesomely delicious gourmet lollies and chocolates. Founded in Ballina, NSW in 1983, I Luv Lollies is The No...rthern Rivers original lolly store that specialises in over 500 types of awesomely delicious gourmet lollies and chocolates. Due to demand in 2015, I Luv Lollies launched an online store to service the wider Australian community with all their sweets and treats.

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Gather By Manuka Honey

Ballina

An Australian company located in Ballina, Gather By produce premium Manuka Honey. Visit them at their production facility on a weekday and sample their products and purchase direct. The team at Gather... By will explain the process and promote the optimal physical environments in which bees produce premium pure and potent honeys for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.

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Frangipani Lifestyle

Ballina

Find your style and feel great in stunning natural fabrics and seasonal colours. Frangipani Lifestyle stock an extensive range of seasonal fashions, home grown and overseas labels in organic cottons, ...linens and silks. It is not just about the look, it is about your lifestyle. Frangipani is the answer to all your fashion needs.

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Frangipani Beauty Spa

Ballina

Frangipani Beauty Spa in the North Coast's anti-ageing medi spa. The outdoor hydrotherapy spa is a great way to relax and unwind. With state of the art technology and highly trained staff, you will le...ave feeling refreshed and relaxed. At Frangipani Beauty Spa they make your visit unforgettable, taking you on a journey of discovery.

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Creative Artisans Gallery

Ballina

Creative Artisans Gallery is all original work with most of the items such as the jewellery, woodwork and silk, being 'one-off' designs. The gallery aims to showcase original creations and artwork fro...m local artists and artisans. It is owned and managed by local women who have lived and worked in the shire for many years. Purchasing artwork from the gallery ensures an income for the artisans, and local suppliers and creates jobs within the community. There are so many very talented people who do not have the opportunity to have their work presented for sale on an ongoing basis - not just in exhibitions that may last from a couple of days to a month.

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Cherry Street Sports

Ballina

At Cherry Street Sports you are spoilt for choice with many options to suit the entire family. Sporties Cafe and Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with daily offers and promotions and an extensi...ve menu that is family friendly. Kids will enjoy the kids play area and the club hosts various activities to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays. Have a day on the green with family and friends and check out the what's on guide to see what's happening. Enjoy a wine or specialty cocktail from their extensive list while enjoying live entertainment at the hub of local music for the region.

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Bangalow and Ballina Remedial Massage

Ballina

Experience the relaxation and deep healing of therapeutic massage right in the heart of beautiful Bangalow village or the beauty that is Ballina. From gentle relaxation to deep tissue remedial, they t...ailor their massage to suit each person’s individual needs. If you are suffering from tension, a sporting injury or just want some special time to unwind, they will ensure you walk out feeling rejuvenated, healed and deeply relaxed. Healing for body, mind and emotion.

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Ballina Ten Pin Bowl

Ballina

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 fri...ends. The bowling alley is air-conditioned and has a snack bar on site for refreshments. Glow in the Dark bowling from midday everyday. Free instruction is provided to newcomers. Groups, special events, functions and parties are all catered for and provide a unique venue for any event.

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Ballina Surf Beaches

Ballina

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 beaches and shoals on the banks of the Richmond River, rising swells perfect for a body bash at one of the many beaches and there are often perfect barrels rolling of North Wall and the world famous right hand break at Lennox Point. There are beaches that allow four wheel drive vehicle access and some that allow dogs and horses. Local operators offer horse riding on isolated beaches, both north and south of Ballina. It's the stuff that postcards are made of.

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Ballina RSL Club

Ballina

The Ballina RSL Club offers uninterrupted views of the majestic Richmond River and is proudly recognised as the premier family and community club in the Northern Rivers. Their stunning contemporary in...teriors are stylish and chic yet inviting, relaxing and comfortable. They offer an air-conditioned kids club, live music, two floors of beverage and café outlets, a modern bistro, five function spaces and endless member offers and competitions. Free live entertainment, shows, weddings and events are all held at the club throughout the year.

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Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

Ballina

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 for...ty years ago, the largest collection of ship models in Australia, rare and unique shipwreck items, and the fascinating history of the Port of Ballina. The museum features DVD showings and interactive displays - perfect for the kids - as well as plenty to keep the adults interested such as recreated scenes from naval vessels, a tribute to women in the navy, and an extensive collection of naval uniforms. Offering guided tours for large groups, a souvenir and gift shop, and open seven days from 9am to 4pm, why not take the time to discover the remarkable history of the Ballina area at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum.

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Ballina Memorial Pool and Waterslide

Ballina

The new facilities at the Ballina Memorial Swimming Pool opened in July 2018. The new facility includes: 50 metre heated pool with eight 2.5 metre-wide lanes for competition swimming and water polo ga...mes; 25 metre by 15 metre heated enclosable pool; access ramps into all pools; wet play splash areas for children; new amenities building and transparent fencing along the Richmond River; two waterslides - a shorter slide for a gentle ride, and a longer faster slide for the waterslide enthusiast. Food and drinks can be purchased from the pool kiosk, and picnic tables are on the grounds with free barbecues are available for your use.

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Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail

Ballina

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 in...sights into the historic importance of the Richmond River to the Ballina Shire's earliest European settlers and residents. You may also spot the ever playful dolphins in and around the bridge and the mouth of the river. The end of North Wall is a great vantage point to Whale Watch in season and to see the local fishing trawlers going out to sea at sunset is nothing short of spectacular. The area boasts plenty of the best spots to catch the elusive fish of the Richmond River. Surf schools are often seen giving their lessons to beginners in the gentle surf rolling in from the ocean up the mouth of the river.

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Ballina Health and Beauty

Ballina

Ballina Health and Beauty is a leading beauty salon in the Ballina region. Highly skilled therapists will take care of you offering a broad range of traditional and contemporary beauty treatments all ...individually tailored to your suit your skin. Enjoy an oasis of calm and tranquillity, to restore well-being inside and out. Located in TerryWhite Chemmart, River Street, Ballina you will find the salon an inviting space where you can relax and let the professional and friendly team pamper you. It is a fully certified Environ and Clarins spa and only uses premium products that are gentle on your skin.

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Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina

Even on holidays you need to head to the shops and The Ballina Fair offers everything under one roof, with easy parking and Ballina's only movie theatre. You'll find the major shopping stores like Woo...lworths, Target and Best and Less and over 50 specialty stores. An outdoor food piazza offers a selection of dining options.

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Ballina Fair Cinema

Ballina

Fancy a Flick? Catch up on the latest block-buster movies for a reasonable price at Ballina Fair Cinema, the shire's only contemporary, surround-sound cinema. Located alongside Ballina Fair's outdoor ...food piazza, why not enjoy a meal and a movie! The Ballina Fair Cinemas shows all the latest releases seven days a week. They have both 2D and 3D cinemas for your viewing pleasure.

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Ballina Disc Golf

Ballina

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 on River Street. Alt...ernatively, take your own disc to the course as it is free to play. Great activity for kids of all ages. 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.

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Ballina Book Shop

Ballina

Located in the heart of Ballina - The Ballina Book Shop is your one stop shop for books, CDs, DVDs and gifts. The latest new releases, self help books, travel guides, local stories and so much more al...l in one spot. The friendly team can help you find the perfect gift or keepsake.

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Ballina Adventure Park

Ballina

Paintball Skirmish Ballina Byron, formally known as Ballina Adventure Park, has been providing awesome paintball activities and gaming at affordable prices for over 18 years. They pride themselves in ...providing a high quality and reliable skirmish service to their gamers, who should only expect the very best experience. Take your pick of multiple playing fields, paintball battles and skirmish packages. Special paintball deals for bucks and hens parties, large groups or workplace combat team building events. Accommodation options nearby.

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Australian Seabird Rescue

Ballina

The Australian Seabird Rescue, Research, Rehabilitation and Coastal Education Centre in Ballina offers a comprehensive educational experience for people of all ages. All presentations include a one-ho...ur 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, shorebirds, and even the fascinating and endangered sea turtles. As well as hosting school holiday tours, Australian Seabird Rescue runs group tours (for 10 or more) at any time and can also provide morning tea or lunch. An Australian Seabird Rescue team member will talk to people about the life-saving work they do, display photos of rescues and releases and show how they catch injured birds. Then it’s out to the sea turtle nest display to learn about sea turtles nesting on our beaches in the Summer. The interactive tour is suitable for all age groups and most young children are totally enthralled by the presentation and the chance to be involved in the fun demonstrations.

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Avis Car Rental Ballina

Ballina

Pick up your vehicle from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport the preferred way. A quick sign-up online with AVIS Preferred will give you priority service and complete control over your rental experience. S...ave time with faster pick-ups and returns, share the drive with free additional drivers, and gain points for your favourite frequent flyer programs.

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Yidabal Galii Maa Cultural Tours

Ballina

Jing gee la Yidabal Galii Maa, meaning 'Making of a good spirit' in the Bundjalung language, operate 3hr Cultural tours in Nyangbal Country, Ballina NSW. In the 3hr tour, you will be immersed in Bundj...alung language, customs and stories of Country. The tours are by demand via email or phone call to make a booking with our local guides.

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Truckstop Sk8

Ballina

Learn how to skate with Truckstop Skate School. With over 35+ years of skateboarding experience and their own private all weather facility in Ballina they can guarantee some serious knowledge will be ...handed down, rain, hail or shine! Truckstop Sk8 offer Private/High Performance One on One lessons, 10 week School Term lessons and School Holiday skate programs. They also offer Ladies Only and Old Guy classes. They even cater for Birthday Parties! Shop apparel & skate accessories So no matter what you want to learn or what you want to do on a skateboard, they have you covered. Any and all skill levels are welcome.

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Poliglide – Paragliding and Paramotor School

Ballina

Poliglide Paragliding and Paramotor School is situated in Ballina NSW and uses a base in Lennox Head at Pat Morton lookout. Lennox is just 10 minutes from Ballina's domestic terminal and has a multitu...de of accommodations on offer. Poliglide offers a premium instructional service in paragliding and paramotoring. They cater to all levels of interest and competency. Whether you are visiting the area for a short time and are looking for a flying experience; you are planning to take up the sport and wish to complete a licencing course, or you are looking to advance your skills, Poliglide can assist you. Gain some experience with a paraglider and most students fly solo on the first day of their famous one-day intro course!

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Classic Aero Adventure Flights

Ballina

Join Classic Aero Adventure Flights to experience the sights, sounds, and thrill of flight from a bygone era. Soar above the Northern Rivers coastline and countryside in an award-winning ex-RAAF CT-4;... a type flown by generations of Air Force pilots. Flights range from family-friendly Coastal experiences to an Aerobatic Adventure for those that are more daring. Flights are conducted daily from the Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport.

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Behind the Barrel

Ballina

Take a behind the scenes look at the Byron Bay craft brewery and distillery industry. They will take you to various breweries and distilleries and give you a look at the processes they use in the prod...uction of craft beer and spirits. Meet the local brewers and distillers and find out how they got to where they are today. It’s more than just beer drinking, it's about the passion these people have for the industry and Australian craft beer and spirits.

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Ballina Surf School

Ballina

Ballina Surf School has licenced and accredited coaches that will get your surfing fine-tuned. With long time local knowledge of all the best spots including the Surfing Reserve of Lennox Head, Cape B...yron Marine Park and local Ballina Beaches, they can get you to the best location of the day for your surfing needs. Ballina Surf specialises in technique improvement through progressive sessions and doesn't leave you in the white water. Video analysis is available. They cater up to the advanced surfer and coach both local and visiting surfers.

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Air T & G Pty Ltd

Ballina

Check out Byron Bay from their perspective! Helicopter rides anywhere, everytime. Awesome unobstructed views of magnificent scenery as well as dolphins, rays and whales. Whether it’s a wild or mild ...experience that you are looking for, their experienced and professional staff will ensure you find it there with them. The only way to see this area. Tailor made flights, courtesy car available on request, gift vouchers available, flight training, surveys, aerial film/photography, weddings, special occasions, sunset/sunrise champagne flights, general hire.

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