Destination guide

The friendly area of Ballina awaits your stay

The riverfront and beaches create a pretty picture of Ballina. Travelers like the shopping, restaurants and spas in this welcoming and relaxing city. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Ballina

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Ballina a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ballina Racecourse (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Ballina Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Teven Valley Golf Course (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Macadamia Castle (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Byron Bay Golf Course (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Lismore Workers Golf Club (16.9 mi / 27.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Ballina

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ballina

Travelers love Ballina for its stunning river views and pristine beaches. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ballina is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lighthouse Beach (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Shelly Beach (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Lennox Head Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Killen Falls (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Seven Mile Beach (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Kings Beach (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ballina

Fly into Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Lismore, NSW (LSY), which is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Ballina?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 389 vacation rentals near Ballina. From 220 Houses to 23 Townhouses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ballina for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ballina?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ballina. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Ballina Racecourse: 973 vacation rentals
  • Ballina Visitor Information Centre: 1,045 vacation rentals
  • Ballina Jockey Club: 973 vacation rentals
  • Ballina District Hospital: 1,011 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ballina listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ballina?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 220 Houses in Ballina. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ballina include:

  • Townhouses: 23 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 79 rentals available
  • Cabins: 29 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ballina?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 147 vacation rentals with pool available in Ballina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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