Local Guides

Places to shop for unique fashion finds

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The Northern Rivers is well known for being a melting pot of creativity, so it stands to reason there are some fabulous places to shop and pick up unique and locally designed fashions. Here we reveal where to shop to your hearts content!

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Discover what's special about Newrybar

Discover Newrybar – cafes and culture in the countryside

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A guide to the hinterland jewel of Newrybar!

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Local produce

Food festivals in Ballina, Byron and across the Northern Rivers

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Plan your visit to the region, get amongst it and enjoy world class entertainment no matter which beat you like to dance too!

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Bluesfest Byron Bay

Music festivals in Ballina, Byron and across the Northern Rivers

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Plan your visit to the region, get amongst it and enjoy world class entertainment no matter which beat you like to dance too!

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Ethical coffee roasters

Going to the Coffee Source

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Discover some of the hidden coffee gems from growers to roasters and brewers! bottoms up

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Discover East Ballina

Discover East Ballina

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East of Ballina you’ll find quiet beaches with beautiful stretches of sand, surrounded by stunning coastal bushland.

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The Serpentine

On the shaw side of town

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Your locals guide to what’s on offer around Shaw’s Bay

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Ballina Island Life

Ballina Island Life

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Slow down, relax and revive, you’ll be surprised by what this little Island town has to offer.

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Thursday Plantation

A visit to the home of tea tree

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Get back to nature just minutes from the centre of Ballina and discover the wonderful world of tea tree.

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Getting to Byron from the Ballina Airport

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Byron is just a 30 minute drive from Ballina, now you’ve arrived, how do you get around?

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