Ballina

Ballina is situated at the mouth of the Richmond River on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, and boasts some of the most beautiful surfing beaches and coastal scenery on the east coast of Australia.

Ballina is at the heart of the Northern Rivers area of northern New South Wales, and is just over an hour by jet from Sydney and just over two hour's drive from Brisbane

Financial Review Magazine reveals Ballina as the third fastest growing regional area in Australia, set to become the epi-centre for northern New South Wales. Access to Ballina, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast has also been made easier with completion of the Pacific Highway bypass.

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Ballina Beaches

World Class Beaches & Waterways

The expansive Richmond River and its estuaries abound with marine wildlife, have for many years remained the fisherman's paradise in harmony with water sports and numerous boating activities that share this natural attraction. Ballina also boasts some of Australia's most beautiful surf spots.

Ballina Shopping

Shopping in Ballina

Ferngrove Ballina is only a few minutes drive from Ballina Fair Shopping Centre & Ballina Central which both have plenty of customer parking and a variety of shops including Woolworths, Big W, Target and Best & Less. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre also has cinemas and an indoor heated pool and gymnasium These two major centres provide everything from fresh food to fast food and coffee shops and the latest fashion for all the family. Across the road from Ferngrove Ballina is a Bunnings and Aldi Supermarket.

Ballina Recreation

Recreation in Ballina

Enjoy a host of local attractions, including whale watching, sailing, surfing, deep sea & beach fishing, boating and 4WD access to Southern Ballina beaches. If that is not enough to keep you occupied then Ballina also has its own horse racing track , 18 hole golf course, football clubs, cinemas, skate park, lawn bowls club, Olympic size swimming pool with waterslide and local markets.

Ballina Education

Ballina Education & Services

Ballina has 3 high schools and 4 primary schools (one within walking distance of Ferngrove), a hospital and many aged care facilities. There is an award winning, newly renovated Ballina RSL, churches, TAFE - North Coast Institute Ballina Campus and a busy CBD with plenty of employment opportunities. Ballina is also close to the Southern Cross University campus at Lismore

Ballina Airport

Ballina Transport

With the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport located just 5kms from the CBD, access to your home at Ferngrove Ballina from any major city, is conveniently at your doorstep. The area is serviced by regional and national airlines including Jetstar, Regional Express and Virgin Blue connections between Ballina, Sydney and Melbourne.

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Ferngrove Location Within Ballina

Note: Development boundaries are approximate.


From Ballina by Car

Location Distance Time (Approx.)
Lismore 32 km 25 mins
Byron Bay 37 km 28 mins
Evans Head 46 km 39 mins
Yamba 96 km 1 hour 5 mins
Gold Coast 117 km 1 hour 30 mins
Grafton 133 km 1 hour 28 mins
Brisbane 192 km 2 hours 27 mins
Coffs Harbour 207 km 2 hours 31 mins


From Ballina by Air

Location Time (Approx.)
Sydney 1 hour
Melbourne 2 hours
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