The relaxed coastal town of Ballina is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and is a popular seaside destination. Ballina is the picture-perfect holiday spot for watersport fans. With more than 32km of beautiful coastline spanning from Ballina to Lennox Head, beachgoers are spoilt for choice when choosing a swimming, fishing, surfing or (sometimes) a whale watching spot. Fancy a bite to eat? You will be spoilt for choice at the Ballina Food and Wine Festival.


The local Richmond River can also be discovered upon boarding a relaxing cruise, or adventure lovers can grab a paddle and embark on a kayaking tour. Cycling is a popular mode of transport in Ballina with the area featuring 25km of cycle paths that encourage visitors to wheel their way through the town, browse through the local boutiques and arts and craft markets before enjoying a picnic lunch in one of the town’s parks.


The local landmarks are not exclusive to the natural delights and one of Ballina’s most popular attractions is the famous Big Prawn – a 9m, 35-tonne crustacean that proves a very popular photo backdrop and attracts visitors from near and far.

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