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Nestled between the stunning hinterlands and long sandy beaches, not to mention just a stone throw from Byron Bay, Ballina offers holiday-makers the perfect place to unwind and relax.

The sparkling Richmond River is a fisherman's paradise and a foodie’s delight. Settle into one of the many cafes and restaurants along the river and enjoy the charming views whilst nibbling on the local produce.

The natural beauty Ballina makes it a favourite holiday destination as more people discover its hidden treasures.

Things to do:

  • Northern Rivers Community Gallery
  • Lake Ainsworth
  • Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum
  • Heritage Trails
  • The Big Prawn


  • Fabulous Fifties Exhibition
  • Ballina Farmers Market
  • The Big Gig Comedy Night
  • Peggy Pop Art Tour

Learn more about what to do in Ballina.

What our holiday-makers say

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After fourteen successful years with a transplanted kidney donated by his sister-in-law, Neville resumed dialysis around 2004 and was not hopeful about having any more holidays.

He learned of the Big Red Kidney Bus through his dialysis unit and decided to try the Bus.

Neville and his wife, Roslyn travelled to Coffs Harbour in their caravan and stayed in a local holiday park where the Bus was parked.  Having the Big Red Kidney Bus in Coffs Harbour meant that they could catch up with family, sightsee and play bowls. 

The experience gave Neville a new lease on life and inspired him to book again at Ballina, Kiama, and Port Macquarie.

Book your seat in Ballina!

Discovery Park Ballina

25 Fenwick Drive, Ballina, NSW 2478

(02) 6686 3953



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