The Ballina region is characterised by its diversity. Visitors take delight in charming, historic townships; awe inspiring natural landforms and twinkling emerald coastlines.

The town of Ballina is the estuary of the Richmond River and can be called the commercial and cultural heart of the area. Stylish restaurants and casual eateries line the streets where fresh, local seafood is the favoured cuisine. Ballina boasts many an activity for any curious explorer… there’s the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, a profusion of antiques, art and craft shops, boutiques and markets; and splendid river walk and bike paths for nature lovers.

Fishing, whale-watching and surfing are sure to entice aquaphiles and the rich history of surrounding towns, quaint villages and small communities offer variety to appeal to all tastes..