What’s on

Ballina country music festival

River street is closed off and becomes pedestrian access only. Market stalls. Buskers. and over 5 venues to check out the countries hottest country music musicians.

2018 dates to be confirmed


Ballina Country Music Festival

Ballina Prawn Festival

Set on the banks of the glorious Richmond River, the Ballina Prawn Festival is one whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. From tasting the delicious sizzling prawns, mingling amongst the buzzing crowds, or taking an exhilarating spin on the Ferris wheel, the Ballina Prawn Festival delights young and old. This quirky celebration of rich local heritage has a raft of unique, often hilarious and very entertaining activities where audience participation is warmly encouraged

2018 dates to be confirmed


Ballina Prawn festival

Bike Paths

Cycling in Ballina offers something for everyone, experience the Richmond River, creeks, lakes, beaches and headlands. With bike paths taking you from Ballina to Lennox. There are many kilometres of sealed off-road paths to beaches, National Parks, mountain bike parks, BMX racing and skate parks as well as hundreds of kilometres of quiet country roads, both flat and hilly.

The Ballina Shire Council bike paths map is a great place to start.

The maps are available from, from the Ballina Tourist Information Office or can be downloaded below.


ballina bike paths

Bike Hire

Their team works hard to provide products and valuable advice to you in their constantly evolving shop.

For all your cycling needs, bike hire, repairs and servicing, go and see Transition cycles – 49 River St, Ballina


bike hire

Teven Golf Course

In the gentle hills of the NSW North Coast’s Byron Bay/Ballina hinterland, an unforgettable golfing experience awaits you. Established privately in the mid 70’s, “Royal Teven”, as it has been fondly named by locals, is set in a breathtaking valley amongst meandering creeks and remnant rainforest.

Only the songs of birdlife and the occasional splash of a platypus may interrupt your game. Just 10 minutes drive from Ballina, we are central to Byron Bay, Lismore and our beautiful beaches. Our superbly maintained course is a challenging 9 hole, par 31 layout, appealing to all golfers. All visitors welcome.

The course is open 7.30am to Sunset everyday of the year (except Christmas Day).


teven golf course

Scenic flights

See the region from above. Aircraft Charter, Aerial Work, Scenic Flights and Advanced Pilot Training.


Contact Sarah  srbiggles@gmail.com

Lighthouse Beach Cafe

Located on the beautiful Lighthouse Beach in Ballina in the Ballina Surf Club.

Enjoy their simple but delicious cafe style food, great coffee from Botero (local coffee from Maclean) and house made desserts.

They are Fully Licensed

Check out their menu on their website lighthousebeachcafe.com.au


Northern Rivers Community Gallery

The NRCG has four exhibition spaces, and the exhibitions are generally rotated every four to six weeks showcasing various styles of artworks. The Gallery hosts both local and touring exhibitions from around the area and beyond.

View the latest exhibitions online



Ballina Gallery Cafe

Clever brekkie and global dishes, served in a laid-back space with outdoor seating and garden views.
Dog friendly in the outside area.
46 Cherry St, Ballina
View their menu online www.ballinagallerycafe.com.au
Gallery cafe

Cherry Street Bowling club

At the Ballina Bowling Club on Cherry Street, Ballina, they offer free entertainment every weekend, outdoor terrace and childrens playground, coffee shop, regular promotions including trivia, raffles, poker and more…
View their menu online www.cherrystreet.com.au/
cherry st bowling

Ballina RSL

Live Entertainment

The Big Gig – World Class Comedy at it’s Best Free Entry – the last Thursday of every month

The Boardwalk is the showpiece of the fabulous new look ground floor of the Ballina RSL Club…it’s a combination restaurant, brasserie and bistro… all rolled into one… there’s such a vast selection of culinary treats from gourmet cuisine to wholesome and hearty family favourites and so much that’s fresh, delicious.
View their menu online rsl.ballinarsl.com.au/
ballina rsl

Surf and Soft board, SUP and KAYAK Hire

Free delivery and pickup in Ballina and with prior notice. Weekly rentals available.
BeachWorkz – 51 River St, Ballina
surfboard hire

Drive through Bottle Shop

Ballina’s drive through Bottle shop, locally owned and operated. In the centre of town, opposite The Slip Way hotel.
Contact Ian or Roy
6686 2162

Every Sunday
Ballina Farmers Market

1st Sunday of the month
Byron Bay Community Market and Lismore

2nd Sunday of the month
Lennox Head Lakeside Market
Alstonville, The Channon and Kyogle

3rd Sunday of the month
Ballina Market, Lismore, Nimbin

4th Sunday of the month
Bangalow Village Market

5th Sunday of the month
Lennox Head Lakeside Market and Nimbin

northern rivers markets

Ballina Holiday Cottages Relax and Enjoy in Coastal Paradise.

An easy walk to the river, beaches, shops and restaurants.