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Ballina Northern Rivers, NSW

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Situated at the mouth of the Richmond River, Ballina has an al fresco atmosphere, with great restaurants and cafés. Being a cultural centre for the region, you will find plenty to do here, as well as finding some great shopping bargains.

In the surrounds are a number of places to visit, including the small towns of Alstonville, Newrybar, Wardell and Lennox Head, NSW.

Places to Visit

Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

With the largest collection of naval and merchant ships in the country, this museum will give you plenty to see. There are interactive exhibitions about the Royal Australian Navy, the Merchant Navy and special changing displays. Located on Regatta Ave, on the Richmond River. Phone: +061 2 6681 1002 for more information or visit their website:
Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum.

Ballina Adventure Park

At the Ballina Adventure Park you can enjoy games of paintball. Located at 700 Pimlico Road, Pimlico,
Phone: +061 2 6683 4280 for more information.

Ballina Manor

This Heritage Listed manor also offers accommodation and has a restaurant. There are tours available.
Phone: +061 2 6681 5888 for more information.

Big Prawn

At nine metres high, this is a big prawn. There are seafood stores here, you can get extremely fresh fish and prawns from the daily catch for your enjoyment. River St., Ballina.

Mackay Harrison Gallery

David Harrison is a renowned sculptor of bronze works, you can view his works at his studio gallery, located at 79 Bayview Dr., East Ballina,
Phone: +061 2 6686 3053.

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

With artistic works from the Northern Rivers region, they also have demonstrations, workshops and changing exhibits. You can also purchase creations, including ceramics and jewellery. Located at 44 Cherry St in Ballina
Phone: +061 2 6681 6167.

Ballina Visitor Information Centre

Head to the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on 6 River Street, for more info on Ballina and surrounds, including places to stay and things to do.
Phone: 1800 777 666.


There are caravan parks, with facilities as well as bed and breakfasts, house boats, farm stays, holiday homes, motels and hotels to stay at.

Northern Rivers Further Reading

NSW Regions

North East Coast


Near the border of Queensland, the Northern Rivers offers the best of both worlds, easy access to the nightlife of Gold Coast and the national parks and stunning beaches of north east NSW.



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