Ballina, Australia

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Ballina Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Ballina

Ballina Relationship Beach with a Kissing CoupleSee whales migrating or simply enjoy the beautiful coastline of Australia. Ballina is great for all travellers, from families who want to enjoy parks and wildlife to those who want to experience the skate park and kilometres of cycle paths.

Top sights

Ballina's outdoor activities include trails, beaches and river cruises. Tourists can learn to surf at the beach. The beaches also have other water sports, like boating and kayaking.

There is also a lot here for families to enjoy, such as Macademia Castle, which has train rides, a tree house and farm animals.

The aquarium and a gift shop are great cultural attractions. The gift shop even has home cooking and local produce for visitors to enjoy. .


Families are welcome in Ballina, and there is a range of activities available for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy. The naval and maritime museum features Navy battle ships and uniforms, as well as a wheelhouse and torpedo. The Ballina RSL Museum chronicles the region's history from the Boer War to recent peacekeeping deployments. Macadamia Castle is sure to thrill the whole family with mini golf, train rides and kangaroo feeding.

Ballina has a lot of options for outdoor fun, from relaxation to heart-pounding adventures. Take a fun cruise and watch for majestic wheels. For something more exciting, check out the Lennox/Byron Hang Gliding School for a sky-high adventure. Ballina also has a number of nature parks where tourists can take a stroll through nature. The Lennox Head Heritage Trail includes local history and heritage as well as showcasing some of the best views in the area.

Ballina Hotels

Cheap hotels in Ballina are available right on the Pacific Highway. Ballina accommodation can range from beachside resorts to quieter retreats that are not located right on the coastline. Typically, beachside accommodation will be more expensive, but there are plenty of attractive hotel options farther inland. Those looking for luxury can stay in resorts that have everything from dining to entertainment included. However, there are many different options for visitors on a tight budget, including inns and smaller, family-run hotels in Ballina.

Getting around by car

Byron Bay to Ballina: 30 min (31 km) via The Coast Rd

Gold Coast to Ballina: 1 h 28 min (111 km) via Pacific Motorway

Brisbane to Ballina: 2 h 4 min (188 km) via Pacific Motorway

Sydney to Ballina: 8 h 8 min (740 km) via Pacific Hwy/A1

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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