Make a holiday rental in Ballina, Australia your home away from home
Ballina is a coastal town in New South Wales’ Northern River Region. At Ballina self-catering holiday rentals you’ll be in a fantastic location to enjoy a variety of experiences – from sunny afternoons enjoying the sublime beaches, to wildlife watching, golfing, cycling and hiking to explore the beautiful scenery in the area.
Things to do in Ballina, Australia
A host of recreation is on offer close to Ballina holiday accommodation. For starters the beaches on the town’s waterfront are spectacular, with each offering a slightly different environment. Shelly Beach is perhaps the most popular and is overseen by lifeguards, which makes it an ideal place for swimming. There’s also a specially created wading pool designed for toddlers at this beach. Shaws Bay is also beautiful, and is perfectly suited to families thanks to the remarkably calm waters and abundance of shade on the shore for picnics and relaxation. Another of the main beaches in the area is Lighthouse Beach, which is one of the top locations for both swimming and surfing.
If you happen to be a fishing enthusiast then Ballina self-catering accommodation is in an ideal spot to take part in this hobby. The Ballina River and estuary, as well as the extensive coastline provide a large variety of freshwater and saltwater fishing experiences. Bream, tailor and whiting are all commonly caught in the rivers, and there are a host of bait and tackle shops in the area to get you started.
If you arrive at Ballina holiday accommodation between June and November then you’ll have the opportunity to view the spectacular humpback whale migration. There are a number of lookouts between the town and Byron where you’ll be able enjoy fantastic views of the whales. Alternatively you could catch a charter boat and see the migration from the water.
Places to visit on holiday in Ballina, Australia
Ballina holiday rentals are within driving distance of the city of Brisbane, which sits about two hours away. It would be a good destination for a day trip, with its modern architecture and lively Central Business District. There are also attractions devoted to the region’s wildlife here, including the Alma Park Zoo and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Weather in Ballina, Australia
On holiday at self-catering accommodation in Ballina you can expect warm weather, whenever you visit. Summers are especially hot, but without the humidity common in tropical areas further north. Winters on the other hand bring pleasantly warm conditions, with highs of around 20 degrees in July and August.
Cheap flights to Ballina, Australia
If you’re heading for Ballina holiday rentals from the UK, then you can get here by flying with Qantas or British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sydney (SYD), before transferring to Brisbane (BNE), two hours north of Ballina, with Qantas, Jetstar or Virgin Australia.