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Ballina, New South Wales is part of the stunning Northern Rivers region. Come for a visit and discover the white-sand beaches, rivers, and national parks in and around this bustling holiday town. Activities around the water are the most popular pastimes in Ballina. Learn to surf, go on a kayaking adventure, or book a whale-watching cruise in winter. On dry land, visit the Big Prawn in town (part of Australia’s big things—giant novelty structures peppered around the country), buy local produce at the Ballina Missingham Farmers Market on Sundays, and walk the Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail to discover the area’s past. The kids will be delighted by a day at the Macadamia Castle and Animal Park, or visit Thursday Plantation and see where Australia’s famous tea tree oil is produced. There are plenty of activities to choose from in beautiful Ballina.
Beach resort, riverside apartment, or comfortable motel along River Street – Ballina accommodation caters to all tastes and budgets. Most accommodation in Ballina is within walking distance to the river and only a five-minute drive from the beach. For cheap accommodation, try cabins in one of several holiday parks around town.
The town is located 190 km south of Brisbane and 740 km north of Sydney on Pacific Highway. Most visitors arrive at the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) five minutes out of town. You can take a shuttle bus, but why not rent a car with us at Expedia.co.nz, to discover the area’s attractions at your leisure?
Browse our selection of Ballina hotels here at Expedia.co.nz today and find your perfect holiday accommodation. We offer last minute deals, so you could find yourself enjoying the Northern Rivers region before you know it. Don’t forget that you can save money by adding flights and booking a holiday package.