Ballina is located on the far north coast of New South Wales, just 30km south of Byron Bay. It is situated at the mouth of the Richmond Riverand boasts some of the most beautiful surfing beaches and stunning headlands on Australia’s east coast. The region is a great place for a family holiday with something for children of all ages. Ballina is a busy little holiday town and home to the Big Prawn.
An array of local produce and a beautiful subtropical climate make this area of northern NSW very popular with tourists. Around the area check out the legendary surf break at Lennox Head, or the Ballina surf beaches and the brand new Ballina Lighthouse Surf Club, visit the scenic national parks, visit the Australian Seabird Rescue Research, Rehabilitation and Coastal Education Centre or learn about local indigenous culture at The Bora Ring. At sunset you can experience the spectacular sight of the fishing trawlers making their way over the Ballina Bar.
Humpback whales migrate between June and October, and provide plenty of opportunities for some awesome whale-watching. You can also see dolphins at playing offshore. The bushland is full of native flora and fauna including echidnas, lizards, frogs, wallabies and birds.
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