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Things To Do In Ballina

Things to Do in Ballina

Ballina is an area in the northern regions of NSW, boasting a host of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or something in between, Ballina has something for everyone.

27 Feb 2023
5 min. read


Ballina surfing is world-renowned, and it’s no wonder! With over 32 kilometres of beaches to explore, Ballina offers some of the best waves in the world. Whether you’re just beginning or an experienced surfer, you can find a spot that suits your skill level. There are often perfect barrels rolling off North Wall and the world-famous right-hand break at Lennox Point.

The expansive coastline means there are plenty of options for different types of surfing. Along the coast, you’ll find spots to try out different boards and styles. There are beaches that allow for four-wheel vehicle access and some that also allow for dogs. And if you want a break from the waves, there are other activities like kayaking or paddleboarding.

Man surfing at Ballina

Horse Riding

Experience Ballina’s stunning scenery from atop a horse. Local riding schools offer lessons for all levels of riders, from beginners to experienced equestrians. The breathtaking coastline is home to spectacular wildlife, this is a perfect way to create a memorable holiday. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing ride or an exciting adventure, guided horse rides in Ballina is sure to be memorable.


Ballina and its surrounding area is home to many different species of fish, so it’s no surprise that fishing is a popular activity. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely day on the water or you want to compete in angling competitions, Ballina has something for everyone. Spend time on the riverbank, lake, or ocean and try your hand at catching trout, salmon, bream, and more.

Young boy fishing in Ballina

Bike Hire

Explore the region on two wheels with bike hire. Hire a mountain or road bike and take to the trails, roads, and paths that span Ballina’s stunning landscape. There are plenty of routes for all levels of riders. And if you get tired during your ride, there are plenty of cafes, pubs, and restaurants to refuel and recharge.

Kayak Hire

Kayaking is another fun activity to try with friends and family in Ballina. Hire a kayak and explore the local rivers, creeks, and lakes. Take in the sights of wildlife and breathtaking landscapes as you paddle your way to adventure.

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