There is a wide range of things to do in Ballina, Lennox Head, Alstonville and the surrounding areas.If you don't find what you are looking for in the selection of activities below please browse through our local Business Directory.


Ballina Boat Hire

BBQ Boats (max 8 people) and Tinnies with Canopies (max 4 people) No License required. Fishing equipment available. Located on the water at the rear of 268 River St (end of Kerr Street). Phone 0403 810 277

Ballina Waterslide

4 River Street Ballina
Phone 6686 3771

BaySail Power Boat and Sail Training Whale Watching & Charter Tours

Book NOW 1300 857 443

Ballina Kayaks

Kayak hire, tours, and lessons - more info and book online

Phone 0413 756 414

Kool Katz Learn to Surf

6684 3933

Ballina & Beyond Fishing Trips and Charters

Game, Deep Sea, Calm Water River. Beginners to Experienced all equipment supplied.
6am-11am daily. 0418 664 941

Richmond River Cruises

2 Hour Cruises with a live informative and entertaining historical commentary includes morning/afternoon tea. Wed 10am and/or 2pm Sat and/or Sun 2pm. Bookings Essential Phone 6687 5688

Summerland Surf School





Lennox/Byron Hang Gliding School

0427 257 699

Ballina Croquet Club-The Original Croquet Club Est.1936

Cnr Bentnick & Moon Streets Ballina Contact- Captain Julie- 0407 405523, Vice Captain Jenny-6681 2026 Coach Jean-6686 9210

The Bicyle Emporium

2/158 River St NSW 2478 02 6681 4054



Ballina RSL Museum

Military memorabilia from the Boer War through to more recent Peace Keeping deployments.Open during trading hours of the Ballina RSL Club - 240 River Street. Phone Noel McCallum 6686 2544 for guided tours. visit the Ballina RSL Museum

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

Home of the Las Balsas Raft. Navy battle Ships, Wheel House, Torpedo, WRAN Memorial, Uniforms and more. Admission by donation - children to be accompanied by an adult. Open 7 days 9am to 4pm. Located behind Ballina Visitor Centre. visit the Ballina Maritime Museum

Matts Golf Centre and Driving Range

Open 7 days from 9am. Club Hire Gully Equipped, Demo Clubs, Birthday Parties.
119 Smith Drive West Ballina. Phone 6681 3377

Reds Affordable Flying School

Book a Flight today. 6686 8658

Air T&G Heli Tours

Flight packages available. Hangar 1 Ballina Airport 0419 673 852

The Macadamia Castle

Wildlife, Mini Golf, Cafe, Gourmet Foods, Train Rides, Adventure Treehouse, Farm ANimals, Kangaroo Feeding, Rabbit Petting and more. Pacific Highway Knockrow (between Ballina & Bangalow)

Jack Ransom Cycles - Bike Hire

Explore the many scenic cycleways in Ballina. Contact Jason Sipple at (Austcycle Coach/ Provider) Jack Ransom Cycles 16 Cherry Street Ballina Ph/Fax: 02 66863485 0418150217 or website

Tassiriki Ranch - Beach Horse Riding and Holiday Cabins

249 Moylans Lane, Empire Vale 02 6683-4602


Summerland House with no Steps

Free Entry Open 7 Days. Magnificent gardens, picnic and playground area, Cawley Cottage gift shop and Cafe, Retail Nursery and Sub Tropical Fruit. More info including tractor rides, waterpark, cafe and more at

Thursday Plantation

Discover the Magic of Tea Tree Oil. Interactive Display Centre, Video theatre, The Verandah Cafe, The Factory Shop, The Gift Shop, Annual East Coast Sculpture Show, Spirit of Australia Tea Tree maze, Natural Ampitheatre, Rainforest Walk and Botanic Gardens. Free Entry. 5 mins north of Ballina on Pacific Highway. Free Call 1800 029 000 for forthcoming events.

Summerland Aquarium

One of the largest aquariums on the Far North Coast. Tropical, Goldfish Rift Lake, American Cichlids. Range of aquariums, accessories ponds and plants. Open Mon - Sat 8:30am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 5pm. 143 Lindendale Rd Wollongbar. (10mins from Ballina. Turn left at the BP on left side of Bruxner Highway between Wollongbar and Lismore.) Phone 6628 1333

Alstonville Garden Centre

Nursery, Blossoms Cafe, Gift Shop, Landscape Supplies.
Open 7 Days 8:30am to 4:30pm Cnr Bruxner Highway and Converys Lane Wollongbar via Alstonville. Phone 6628 7833

Kolinda Gallery

Excellence in Fine Art, Glassware, Wood Work, Pottery, Jewellery, Gifts. Phone 6628 0297

Summerland Antiques

Antiques, Collectables & Garden Centre. One of the largest wholesalers / retailers in Australia. Stock from all over the world and also buys locally. Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week. Cnr Pacific Highway & Smith Drive West Ballina. 6686 0211 Entry is free!

The Local Trail

Antiques Old Wares & Collectables - follow the trail of all dealers/traders throughout the Far North Coast . Collect a trail list from Ballina Visitor Centre or Phone 6686 0588


National Parks Discovery Walks Talks and Tours

Find a complete list of details of all walks and tours in the Northern Rivers Region from the Ballina Visitor Centre or visit National Parks NSW Northern Rivers Region . Don't Miss these National Parks

  • Nightcap National Park
  • Victoria Park Nature Reserve
  • Mebbin National park
  • Cape Byron Marine Park
  • Bundjalung National Park
  • Arakwal National Park
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Marshalls Creek Nature Reserve

The Lennox Head Heritage Trail

Collect a brochure with details and local history from the Ballina Tourist Info and experience the natural beauty of Lennox Head as you learn about its heritage.

Harley Tours

Harley and Trike Tours. Joy Rides from $10 pp. 0407 516 669

Steve's Tours/Airport Express

0414 660 031

The most important thing we want you to do is...
to have fun discovering Ballina!

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