Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Ballina’s beautiful beaches, waterways, natural marine and hinterland attractions are set in a peaceful and tranquil environment with friendly and hospitable locals.

 

 

Things to See & Do

 

Amaze ‘n’ Place

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Features a unique hedge maze, relaxing café/restaurant with puzzle gift shop and puzzle play activities it has something for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Phone: 02 6628 6286

Australian Seabird Rescue Wildlifelink Sanctuary and Sea Turtle Hospital

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(ASR) is a coastal Education/Marine Wildlife Rescue Centre that is reducing the Human Impact on Marine Wildlife.

Phone 02 6686 2852

Ballina Adventure Park

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Skirmish Paintball – the most exciting and recreational game in the world. Perfect for corporate combat, sporting clubs, social groups, birthday parties, Bucks and Hens parties and grudge matches

Phone 02 6683 4280

Ballina Fair Cinemas

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Ballina Fair Cinemas are located in the Ballina Fair Shopping Centre on the corners of Kerr and Fox Streets.

Phone 02 6686 9091

Ballina Fair Swim n Gym

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Ballina Swim n Gym is the area’s only indoor swimming pool. It’s ideal for winter visits, wet weather days or for beginners looking to ‘test the waters’ before heading out to the open ocean.

Phone 02 6686 8299

Ballina Golf Club

Ballina Golf Club features easy walking, lush fairways, 328 greens and shady trees.  The visually extensive, pleasing gardens complement your enjoyment of golf on our course.  They are a family friendly club and welcome all members and visitors.

Phone 02 6686 2766

Ballina Health & Beauty

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Ballina Health and Beauty Pharmacy was opened in 1994. It was then and is still now locally owned and operated.

Phone 02 6686 8800

Ballina Indoor Sports & Skate Centre

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Ballina Indoor Sports and Skate Centre offers a wide range of sports and activities for participants of all ages. Great all-weather facilities, great atmosphere, great people… come on in to Ballina Indoor Sports & Skate Centre and join the fun!!

Phone 02 6686 2806

Ballina Jockey Club

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The Ballina Jockey Club has a history dating over 110 years and hold 18 race meetings each year including Ballina Cup in September and Boxing Day Races attracting large fields and crowds.

Phone 02 6686 0333

Ballina Manor Historical Attraction

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Enjoy a free guided tour of the historic Ballina Manor. Tours are available 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm (including public holidays).

Phone 02 6681 5888

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

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The Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum has extensive and interesting displays including the original Las Balsas Raft, port Of Ballina and local history, Interactive maritime displays, largest collection of Naval and Merchant Ships in Australia, tribute to women in the Navy, working steam engine, historical Ballina river boats and tugs, Souvenir and gift shop.

Phone 02 6681 1002

Ballina Pool & Waterslides

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Enjoy a refreshing swim in the sparkling pool with tropical surroundings overlooking the Richmond River. If you feel up to it, try the adrenalin rush of the Giant Waterslides located within the pool grounds. It’s safe, fully supervised and it’s great fun!!

Phone 02 6686 3771

Ballina Surfing Beaches

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Whether you’re a toddler dipping your toes in for the first time, or a world-class surfer, with over 32 kilometres of coastline to choose from, it’s easy to find the ideal swimming or surfing spot in Ballina.

Phone 02 6686 3484

Ballina Tenpin Bowl

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“Where the good times roll” Open 7 days Monday to Thursday 9am to LATE Friday 9am to 11pm Saturday 10am to 11pm

Phone 02 6686 5342

Brooke Clunie Red Door Studio Pottery

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The Red Door Studio and Gallery at Fernleigh in the Byron Bay Hinterland is the home of Brooke Clunie and her distinctive range of wheel thrown ceramics.

Phone 02 6687 8957

Dacou Quotidian and Quixotic Gallery

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One of Australia’s leading Aboriginal art galleries, DACOU is the acronym for Dreaming Art Centre Of Utopia and was founded by Fred Torres in 1993.

Phone 04 0775 5442

David Lane Art Studio

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David Lane is an established regional artist whose paintings are represented in public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas. David holds an exhibition of new work and a studio sale at his gallery situated at his home each year.

Phone 02 6687 8139

David Mackay Harrison Gallery & Showroom

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David Mackay Harrison is a well-renowned sculptor and artist known especially for his bronze sculptures.

Phone 02 6686 3053

Jacqueline King & Kim Toft Pop Up Gallery

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A Pop-Up Gallery has opened in the heart of Ballina at the opening to Wigmore Arcade on River Street. The Gallery features work by two local artists – Jacqueline King, Glass artist and also Kim Toft – silk artist & author.

Phone 02 6628 8878

Jingi Wahla Reconcilliation Tunnel

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Aboriginal sites represent a spiritual reality – a strong link that joins individuals to ancestors, mythology and dreaming. Sites are the place from which each person came and to which their spirit returns after death. Murals in the Jingi Wahla tunnel tell the story of the Three Brothers – Yarbirri, Mamoom and Burrung who were the ancestral founders of the Bundjalung Nation.

Phone 02 6619 1019

Lake Ainsworth

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Lake Ainsworth, a tea-tree stained dunal lake, is very popular with locals and visitors. The lake is located at the northern end of Pacific Parade and is complimented with wonderful barbecue and picnic facilities.

Phone 1800 777 666

Lennox Head Beach

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Lennox Head was declared a National Surfing Reserve in February 2007, the third site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing and the largest in Australia.

Light House Beach

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Stroll along walking tracks and view birds (migratory, shore and bush) as they fly, feed and roost. Watch for echidnas, lizards, frogs, wallabies and see dolphins at play offshore, and humpback whales migrating between June and October.

Phone 02 6686 3484

Macadamia Castle

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The Macadamia Castle has been the areas favourite destination for over 35 years. The quality cafe serves delicious snacks and meals. Local barista made coffee is a speciality. The animal park features a wide range of local animals. Have a fun day with native birds, animals and reptiles. The Macadamia Castle has a petting nurseries, barbeques and picnic area, mini golf, playground, a train ride and an adventure tree house.

Phone 02 6687 8432

Maria’s Fine Art Gallery

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Maria’s work is collected both locally and overseas and she has received many awards from local shows and art exhibitions over the years. These include prizes in Alstonville Show Society, Southern Cross Art Festival, Lismore Art Club exhibitions and the North Coast National Tursa Art Prize.

Phone 04 3886 7564

Missingham Bridge to North Wall

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The Missingham Bridge is a nine span road bridge with shared footpath across the 150 metre tidal estuary of North Creek in Ballina.

Phone 02 6686 3484

Montanna Retreat & Lilli Rose Day Spa

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Treat yourself to some of the finest treatments for your wellbeing… beauty treatments, health, counselling, massage, meditation classes, refined energy attunement… and lots more.

Phone 02 6687 5567

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

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The Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents a changing program of exhibitions by artists from across the Northern Rivers and beyond.  Visitors can enjoy exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops.

Phone 02 6681 6167

Norton Street Heritage Trail

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This marvellous heritage trail takes in Ballina’s most historic precinct – Norton Street. Norton Street began as a bustling thoroughfare and transformed into Ballina’s most prestigious residential address.

Phone 02 6686 3484

Pat Morton Lookout

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Located on the top of Lennox Point, Pat Morton Lookout has extensive views to the North stretching up Seven Mile Beach. An ideal whale watching spot (during whale season) and perfect for spotting dolphins and the best vantage point for watching the surfers at its famous right hand break.

Phone 1800 777 666

Richmond Oysters

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Enjoy the view over the beautiful Richmond River along with natural, mornay or kilpatrick rock and pacific oysters in season.

Phone 02 6686 3270

Ripple Massage

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The day spa that comes to you. Mobile massage and beauty treatments.

Phone 04 3856 7906

Summerland House Farm – House with No Steps

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Summerland House Farm is a business enterprise of House With No Steps and a ‘must do’ attraction in the Northern Rivers.

Phone 02 6628 0610

Teven Valley Golf Course

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In the gentle hills of the Ballina hinterland, an unforgettable golfing experience awaits you.

Phone 02 6687 8386

Thursday Plantation

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Thursday Plantation is both the brand for essential oil products and the original home of Tea Tree. A place where visitors are encouraged to discover the magic of natural therapies in a rainforest garden, sculpture park and Tea Tree maze.

Phone 02 6620 5150

Victoria Park Nature Reserve

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When it’s time to catch up with friends and family, head to the picturesque Victoria Park picnic area. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the rainforest in the northern NSW hinterland, only a short drive from Ballina.

Phone 02 6627 0200