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Just over 35 km from Byron Bay, Ballina is a scenic getaway with kilometres of white sandy beaches, offering great surfing and fishing. Other activities in the region include scenic drives, variety of plantations (such as macadamias, avocados, coffee, tropical fruits, tea tree), and whale watching, to name just a few.
 

Check out our listed range of Ballina accommodation and Far North / Northern Rivers region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Ballina Visitor Information Centre
Cnr La Balsa Plaza and River Street
BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 3484
Email
Web: www.discoverballina.com

Ballina Attractions

The Macadamia Castle
• Pacific Hwy, KNOCKROW NSW 2479 • Ph: 02 6687 8432 • Fax: 02 6687 8669 • Email
Knockrow Animal Fun Park is a child friendly environment with something for everyone! Play the 18 hole mini-golf course, while others take the train ride or have fun on the merry-go-round and in the playground. There's bountiful burgers and home-baked cakes in our coffee shop or bring your own picnic and make use of our free gas barbecue facilities. Check out the Tree House Playground.

Also learn about the ‘Macadamia Nuts’ - the worldwide popular native Australian.

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Ballina Tours

NSW Tours OutbackEco AdventureNational Tours
More tour operators can be found listed on Far North Coast / Northern Rivers Tours
Air T&G
• Hangar No1, Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, BALLINA NSW
• Ph: 02 6681 4915 • Mobile: 0419 673 852 • Fax: 02 6681 4916 • Email
AIR T&G operates from the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, providing exclusive heli tours and aerial services to the far north coast NSW. Experience some of Australia's most pristine coastline and hinterland. Available 7 days a week.

Airport Travel Services
• Ph: 02 6686 8385 • Email
Licensed travel agency of North Coast Airline Services, Ballina airport's professional ground handling service. Located at the terminal in Ballina Airport, we provide a complete reservations, ticketing, and information service for travellers flying from Far Northern NSW to any location within Australia or to International destinations. Additionally, we provide a total information, reservations & ticketing service for travellers wishing to holiday in or travel to Far Northern NSW.


Ballina-Byron Tours
• 329 River St, BALLINA NSW 2478 • Freecall: 1800 028 528 • Mobile: 0419 437 937 • Email
Ballina-Byron Tours is an 8 day / 7 night touring holiday for seniors of the beautiful far North Coast of New South Wales. You'll be touring in luxury air conditioned, modern coaches to ensure your maximum comfort and safety throughout your holiday.
Ballina Kayak Tours
• Ph: 02 6685 3722 • Email
Guided half day eco tour through Ballina’s amazing waterways… be amazed as we paddle alongside bottlenose dolphins… explore mangrove forests… watch sea eagles soar above us…hang out with the pelicans… & when that all gets too much, pull up on a calm white sandy beach for a break.
Get Lost 4WD Tours
• BALLINA NSW 2478 • Ph: 02 6686 5113 • Mobile: 0437 865 115 • Email
Nature based 4WD tours through National Parks and hinterland areas. On road or off road. Waterfalls, rainforest bushwalking, magical vistas. Only two to four passengers so we an adjust our itinerary to suit your requirements. Extended Tag along tours ranging from weekend to extended Outback adventures are also provided by Get Lost 4wd Tours. Tour itinerary is flexible and self design tours are available upon request.
Richmond River Cruises
• Regatta Ave, BALLINA NSW 2478 • Ph: 02 6687 5688 (Bookings essential) • Mobile: 0412 640 350 (Bookings can also be made at the Ballina Visitor Centre)
Enjoy 2 hour cruises on ‘The Princess’ - with Devonshire tea/coffee and a light hearted commentary on the history of the river. ‘The Princess’ is also available for charters.
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Ballina Local Services

Ballina / Byron Gateway Airport
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is serviced by three carriers, Regional Express, Virgin Blue and Jetstar who operate comprehensive daily flight schedules between Sydney and Ballina, and Ballina and Melbourne, providing friendly and efficient check–in and baggage handling services.
• Ballina Newspaper/Publication
Ballina Shire Advocate
• 191-199 River St, BALLINA NSW 2478 • Ph: 02 6686 0022
Regional newspaper, includes community news and events, classified for jobs, property and local services.

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Ballina Transport & Services

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Ballina Airport Transfers
• Ph: 02 6686 9999 (Taxi) • Ph: 1800 992 066 (Limousines)
Travel in chauffeur driven style with Ballina Airport Transfers. If you are visiting the beautiful Byron Bay, Ballina & Lismore areas, why not travel door to door in air-conditioned comfort and style? Our transfers to Byron Bay are the cheapest because we charge per vehicle not per head unlike shuttle bus transfers. Choose to travel by taxi, maxi taxi or limousine!!
Blanch’s Bus Company
• 5 De Havilland Crescent, BALLINA NSW 2478
• Ph: 02 6686 2144 (24 hour timetable info line) • Email
Blanch’s provide comprehensive school and route services in and around Ballina, Lennox Head, Suffolk Park, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Bangalow. Blanch’s provide transport services to major local events such as The East Coast Blues & Roots Festival (Easter), Splendour In The Grass (July) and Byron Bay New Years Eve. Also bus charter hire.
North Coast Airline Services
• Ph: 02 6686 8385 • Email
North Coast Airline Services operating out of Ballina Airport, providing ground handling services, Customer Service and Check-In, cargo handling, flight planning, weather observations and reporting, charter aircraft handling and travel agency services.
Steve’s Tours
• 2 Honeysuckle Drv, BYRON BAY NSW 2481 Ph: 0414 660 031(Ballina Shuttle)
Provides airport transfers to Byron Bay.
Xcede Transport Solutions
• Ph: 02 6620 9200
Provide a cost-effective and reliable shuttle bus and limousine service to Byron Bay, New South Wales. We have regular shuttle services to Coolangatta and Ballina Airports and we also have limousine services to Brisbane and Lismore airports.

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Ballina Distance

Distance to Ballina
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Ballina:
  Km
Byron Bay 37
Coffs Harbour 207
Evans Head 38
Grafton 132
Lismore 32
  Km
Mullumbimby 44
Murwillumbah 76
Nimbin 61
Sydney 739
Tweed Heads 90
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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• Ballina Maps
Bing Maps - Ballina, NSW
Google Maps - Ballina NSW 2478

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