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Just under 200kilometres south of Brisbane, on the New South Wales coast, is the historical town of Ballina. It lies at the junction where the Richmond River joins the South Pacific Ocean, providing a serene environment for you to lose yourself in.
This charming location is ideal for those looking for a retreat from a chaotic lifestyle. Well-known for being home to the nation’s biggest prawn, Ballina is full of friendly locals with plenty of public parks and beaches where you can relax with like-minded neighbours. A trip to Ballina Head Lookout will provide the best view of the ocean and is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch, while others may prefer a relaxing day on the green at one of the nearby golf courses.
Ballina is surrounded by several of the national parks that make up the magnificent Gondwana Rainforests, a collective World Heritage Site harbouring over 200 endangered plant and animal species. A drive from Ballina to Nightcap National Park takes just under 90 minutes and is well worth the travel time.
For those looking to stay close to town, the Ballina Maritime Museum is open seven days a week, and there are various war memorials throughout the area so a drive around town will uncover several treasures. The Richmond River Lighthouse is also worth a view, and there’s a beautiful café nearby where you can sit and enjoy a view over the water.
If you wish to pick up the pace a little, tourist hot spot Byron Bay is a mere half hour drive north. Pack the car early and head up for a day full of activity, then return to the calm atmosphere of beautiful Ballina.
Southern Cross Drive
Cnr Cessna and De Havilland Drives