Start Planning
Ballina
Travel Guide – New South Wales

Ballina Travel Guide

Ballina is a city situated in a quiet area of New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region. With a population of approximately 26,000, Ballina can be a bustling place, particularly during holiday peak seasons.

Ballina offers some of the greatest coastal attractions in the Northern Rivers region. You may enjoy a meal of fresh seafood before you visit some of the city’s many urban attractions. After you enjoy some of Ballina’s exciting modern charms, venture into the nearby wilderness areas for an intense day of exploration. Since the coastal wilderness near Ballina is ecologically diverse, you’ll certainly discover unforgettable natural secrets.

 

Things to do in Ballina

When you arrive in Ballina, you will be amazed by marvellous sights of vast waterways and lush coastal landscapes. Ballina is situated on the edge of the Richmond River, and it is near the Southern Ocean. Start your tour of Ballina by visiting the famous Ballina Manor. Ballina Manor is a historic mansion from the earliest years of the 20th century. Ballina Manor has picturesque architecture that will transport you to the beginning of the last century

If you love the sound of waves crashing on a pristine shore, spend a day at Angels Beach. Angels Beach offers stunning views of vast sparkling waters, and it has some of the cleanest sands in New South Wales. Stretch out on a towel with your favourite novel, or feel the hot sand massage your achy muscles. The waters near Angels Beach are also suitable for kayaking and other thrilling aquatic activities.

Angels Beach – Ballina, New South Wales

Beautiful sunny day in Angels Beach, Ballina.

Unleash your passion for horticulture and art by visiting Thursday Plantation. Thursday Plantation sells holistic remedies and tea tree oil, but they also have an amazing sculpture park. This is an excellent place for reflecting on your journey after an exciting day. You may also enjoy walking among the tea tree groves and gardens that adorn the plantation.

Ballina weather this week

Now20ºCclear sky
MinMax
  • Tue 26/9sky is clear
    20ºC20ºC
  • Wed 27/9broken clouds
    19ºC22ºC
  • Thu 28/9sky is clear
    21ºC29ºC
  • Fri 29/9few clouds
    21ºC23ºC
  • Sat 30/9sky is clear
    22ºC23ºC

Ballina has a subtropical climate. You will experience humid conditions throughout the year. The area’s wet season lasts from December to March. The heaviest rainfall events occur during the month of March. The average annual maximum temperature is 24 degrees, and the average annual minimum temperature is 14 degrees. Regardless of when you visit Ballina, you should pack for wet conditions.

History

In addition to lovely natural views, Ballina offers a rich history. Before the arrival of European explorers, Ballina and the surrounding areas were occupied by the Bundjalung Aboriginal people. While these indigenous people are greatly outnumbered by Australians of European descent, their cultural customs and stories have shaped the landscape of Australia. In many cases, the Australian commitment to the conservation and restoration of wilderness areas is a result of Aboriginal influence. Ballina was founded as an official city of New South Wales in 1840.