Across the road from the Richmond River and just a short stroll to Ballina’s cafes, clubs, restaurants and boutique shopping, the small and friendly Ballina Holiday Park is the ideal place to settle back, relax and bask in the things that make you feel good. Here you will be blessed with gorgeous rivers and beaches, sunsets and delicious locally caught seafood. It is all part of living the Island life!
Stroll along the river
The Reflections Holiday Park in Ballina’s main street (River St) is the most centrally located holiday park if you wish to be near the water (50m away) and stroll to the shops, clubs and cafes. It is also the only holiday park located on Ballina Island (YES, Ballina really is an Island).
All the sites are powered and there are some basic and deluxe cabins to choose from as well. It has a great camp kitchen with BBQ facilities for enjoying the pleasant evenings in the park. It has a really relaxed vibe, close to everything you’d want but with a tranquil riverside location and close to beautiful beaches.
Dive in with a splash
The Richmond River provides so many choices when it comes to recreation from wake boarding, to kayaking and fishing. There are also great spots to cool off along The Spit, just across the road from the holiday park (think white sand and crystal clear waters) or visit the Ballina Memorial Pools next door (yes they are solar heated, so even in summer that cold bitter edge is taken off which makes for very nice temps indeed – totally refreshing).
Float your boat
On the mighty Richmond River, with a boat ramp straight across the road from the holiday park giving easy access to the river. There is also a fish cleaning table and tap. There are so many great stops to drop in a line too.
Take a bit of the beach feel home with you from Beachside Home in River Street. This store will delight you in their range of homewares, decorator items and gifts. The window displays are always inspiring but make sure you venture to the back of the store to discover what feels like an Aladdin’s Cave of gorgeous things all beautifully displayed.
Step back in time
Discover the area’s intriguing maritime history at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, it’s just a stone’s throw from the holiday park. Wander around the corner along Norton Street to the historic Ballina Manor (a majestic building that opened as a prestigious girls boarding school in the early 1900’s). It’s now a boutique five star hotel that welcomes visitors to join in their free historical tour through the building every day at 2pm.
Sail off into the sunset
Out of the Blue Adventures operate from the main wharf in Ballina and offer ocean and river cruises. Spot marine creatures, whale watch (in season), explore Australia’s most eastern coastline, or sit back and relax on a sunset cruise of the mighty Richmond River.