Introduction to Ballina, New South Wales

It’s no surprise that this region, with more than 250 days of sunshine each year on average, and its year round mild and subtropical climate, is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations.

Bicycle paths, Ballina NSW

In Ballina, a wide variety of accomodation including apartments, resorts, caravan parks, motels, motor inns, B&Bs, and extensive walking and bicycling paths around the town, make it a great family holiday destination.  >> More info.

By road, Ballina is approximately 753 kilometres – about 10 hours drive north from Sydney, and approximately 197 kilometres – about 120 minutes drive south of Brisbane, via the Pacific Highway.

If you prefer flying, Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport is the southern gateway to Northern New South Wales, with domestic flights from all major Australian cities, while a number of international carriers servicing SE Asia, New Zealand and the Pacific fly directly into Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta, 60 minutes drive to the north.

Daily airport shuttle services operate between Ballina, Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane International Airport for domestic and international flights.

Intrastate flights are also available to Lismore Airport, with all airports having airport car hire or other car rental services available nearby.

Daily interstate coach services are available from Ballina to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with a daily or overnight train service from Sydney to Brisbane via coach transfer at Casino.

For more information visit the Big Volcano Visitor Guide: Ballina