Located on the banks of the Richmond River and along the eastern coast of Australia (not too far from Cape Byron) is the New South Wales town of Ballina. It has a humid, subtropical climate that leads to humid and rainy summers.
It is a popular tourist destination amongst families of all shapes and sizes, as it provides family-friendly beaches and access to many of the national parks in the area. But this doesn’t mean that groups and couples won’t also enjoy themselves.
With 32km of stunning coastline, it’s clear why motel accommodation in Ballina is a popular choice amongst swimmers and surfers of all ages. Families gravitate towards the shores of the Richmond River, which are calm and perfect for littlies. Surfers and older swimmers, on the other hand, prefer the swells of North Wall and the famous right hand break at Lennox Point.
Those interested in whale watching also like to visit the area (humpbacks migrate from June to November, so be sure to book budget motels in Ballina early to ensure you don’t miss out!). There are a number of onshore vantage points (such as the Ballina Lighthouse, Flat Rock and Lennox Head), otherwise you can book yourself onto one of the boat tours run during the season.
There are plenty of hotels in Ballina to choose from, ensuring that you will find one that meets your needs and travel requirements perfectly. Whether you need an extra bed or want to be close to the beach, there is an ideal solution.
We understand that being nearby to major arterials, shopping, restaurants, the beach and other attractions is an important consideration for anyone on holiday. Our cheap accommodation in Ballina aims to meet all these needs, and more.
Whether you’re a young family, a group of friends, a retired couple or even an individual traveler, there is sure to be a hotel in Ballina for you. ARRA Hotels can help you to choose one that is most appropriate for your needs.
The local airport is located only 5km from the CBD with multiple direct flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle offered daily. Many international and interstate visitors fly into one of these airports before flying onto Ballina.
Other visitors choose to arrive at their motel accommodation in Ballina via car – it is a 2 and a half hour drive from Brisbane, about half an hour from Byron Bay, 9 and a half hours from Sydney, 4 hours from Maroochydore, 5 hours from Port Macquarie and around an hour and a half from Coolangatta.
Buses and taxis are readily available around the city itself and surrounds, but the CountryLink railway only goes as far as Casino (coach services, however, are available to take you the rest of the way).
Now that you’ve picked a hotel in Ballina, it’s time to plan how you will spend all that free time! The good news is that there are plenty of attractions in the area to keep visitors of all ages amused for weeks at a time.
There is an abundance of family-friendly activities available, including: the Naval & Maritime Museum, Australian Seabird Rescue, the Big Prawn, Macadamia Castle, Thursday Plantation, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Summerland House Farm, and Amaze’n’Place (to name a few).
Art lovers will spend hours touring the various galleries in the region, including: Creative Artisans Gallery, Mackay Harrison Gallery, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Sea Silks Gallery, DACOU Quotidian & Quixotic Gallery, and more!
Golf is also quite popular in the area with courses to suit all skill levels. Budget motels in Ballina will put you close by to the Ballina Golf Club (a challenging par 72 course), the Teven Golf Course (a par 31, 9 hole layout) and the Woodburn – Evans Golf Club (a 9 hole composite course).
If swimming and surfing aren’t your things, there are plenty of other ways to get out on the water when choosing cheap accommodation in Ballina. Why not try your hand at boating, kayaking, fishing or visit the local pool and waterslides?
Whilst most hotels in Ballina will provide some sort of cooking facilities, we hope that you will take the chance to get and try some of the local cuisine. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, pubs and eateries to choose from.