Ballina Island Life

Ballina Island Life

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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!

Ballina 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.

Ballina Island Life

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).

Ballina Island Life

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.

Ballina Island Life

Beachside bliss
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.  

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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.

Ballina Island Life

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.

Ballina Island Life

LOCAL TIPS:

  • OP SHOP – Ballina is the Op Shop Capital. Seriously great bargains to be found. Pick up an Op Shop flyer from the Visitors Centre (across the road) for a list of where to find them.
  • CYCLE – The waterfront cycleways and shared paths are fantastic around Ballina. You can cycle the whole way along the river and coastline to Lennox Head, it is simply breathtaking.
  • EXPLORE – The riverfront on foot or bike along the waterfront pathway. Sunset is gorgeous with fishing trawlers heading out to sea and to see the dolphins frolicking in the river.
  • EAT – The Boardwalk café at Ballina RSL serves up a great selection of meals with beautiful riverside views. There is even a supervised kids club of an evening and lunch on Sunday’s.
  • DOGS – are permitted at Reflections Holiday Park Ballina year round. You’ll also find an off-leash doggy beach directly across the road at The Spit. It is a calm river beach with crystal clear waters, very popular with all family members. It’s a great spot for everyone to cool off.
Ballina Island Life

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