Ballina, New South Wales, Australia

Ballina

Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area.The town lies on the Richmond River and serves as a gateway to Byron Bay.  

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Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area.The town lies on the Richmond River and serves as a gateway to Byron Bay.  

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River Street has a range of eating options such as fish and chips, burgers, cafes, and a number of bakeries. The Ballina RSL in River Street serves excellent meals, has great views of the river and is reasonably priced. Both Ballina Fair and Ballina Central shopping centres have Zen Sushi outlets and a variety of cafes.  

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Aboriginal Cultural Ways is located on the Coastal Recreational Path at Angels Beach, East Ballina stretching north along the coastline to Sharpes Beach. The pathway is set back from the beach amongst the trees and surrounded by stunning scenery. Take a historical journey along this part of Ballina’s coastline and learn about the special significance of the Aboriginal people and their cultural heritage through 22 panels of interpretive information. Ballina Shire Council has worked with Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council and members of Ballina Shire’s Aboriginal community to produce the series of panels to recognise the special significance of this path to Aboriginal people. Stories along the path provide a mix of themes including historical events, cultural stories, landscape, language and significance of place. Members of the Aboriginal community have chosen to share their stories with users of the path to provide an insight into the cultural significance of this landscape and maintain their connection to Country.  

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Ballina was established in the 1840s on the northern shore of the Richmond River, 20 kilometres south of Cape Byron, Australia's most easterly point. A lighthouse, Richmond River Light, was first constructed in Ballina in 1866, which served as a significant port in the region. The temporary lighthouse was replaced with the current one, designed by James Barnet, in 1879, and first lit in 1880. It is still active.A branch railway line connected Ballina with the Murwillumbah railway line railway at Booyong. The line was opened on 24 August 1930 and closed on 12 January 1949.  

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Ballina has 2 shopping areas. One is located in the Ballina CBD at River Street and nearby streets, such as Tamar Street. The other shopping area is at the northern end of Kerr Street, with Ballina Fair on the western side and Ballina Central on the eastern side of Kerr Street. The 2 shopping centres have a good range of smaller shops as well as Coles, Woolworths, KMart, Big W, and Target. There are also Red Rooster, KFC and Hungry Jacks fast food outlets in the area. There are also smaller shopping centres at East and West Ballina, each with a small supermarket and a range of services.  

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Every year in July the town of Ballina goes into a frenzy of fun and frolics, with an action packed Festival which includes a well-established Heritage Day, depicting local history and life, an International Night, Lady of the Moy contest and Mardi Gras with monster fireworks on final night. The festival offers a week long feast of free entertainment for the entire family – music, song, theatre, art, heritage, culture and novelty events. Visitors to Ballina experience what is best about Mayo during this spectacular week. Visit Beautiful Beleek Castle, a magical, historical, lovingly restored castle which is located just outside Ballina Near Ballina's railway station is the Dolmen of the Four Maols, three large rocks, capped by a massive boulder, a tombstone dating from the Bronze Age. The original settlement at Ballina was at Ardnaree, on the east side of the river. This site is marked by the ruins of a 14th century Augustinian friary. Both places are worth seeing when visiting the town.  

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By plane: Ballina Airport is on Southern Cross Drive, around 5km from the centre of Ballina. FlyPelican Fly direct to Newcastle Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex fly direct from Sydney. Jetstar flies direct from Melbourne. Avis, Hertz, Thrify, Budget and Europcar all operate from the terminal building. Blanches Bus Company operate a scheduled service to the airport, travelling as far as Byron Bay for $3.60 to Ballina downtown, $9.40 to Byron. Airport shuttles to nearby Lennox Head and Byron Bay are readily available. Taxis operate from outside the terminal building, but a taxi to Byron Bay is expensive. By car: Ballina is on the Pacific Highway, around 9 hours drive north of Sydney or just over 2 hours south from Brisbane. By bus: Ballina is served by several Greyhound buses each day on their route from Sydney to Brisbane and vice versa.  

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