Shelley Beach Ballina NSWAlthough summer has come to an end, here on the far north coast there’s still plenty of time to enjoy our warm sunny climate and everything that Ballina, in particular, has to offer.

Our beaches are renowned for surfing, swimming and fishing.  You can even go horse riding along the lovely white sands!

However, we aren’t just all about the beaches.  Come into the hinterland, where you will enjoy the lush scenery including our ancient rainforests. The boardwalk at Victoria Park just out of Alstonville is the perfect way for anyone to get up close torainforest a living remnant of this regions history. Winding through spectacular strangler figs, ferns and vines, the cleverly designed boardwalk is wheel chair friendly and if you’re quiet you may even encounter some of the resident pademelons who scamper and hop through the undergrowth.

See the plantations of macadamias and enjoy a superb coffee, frequently made from locally grown beans.  There is an abundance of cafes and restaurants to choose from. On the plateau we recommend trying Quattro Country in the quaint village of Alstonville or Alphadale 561 situated on the main road just a few minutes scenic driving towards Lismore. For a family friendly stop the Summerland House Farm has great food, coffee and children’s activities and you can even browse through the bounty of local produce on sale.

Looking for accommodation?  Look no further than Pines on the Plateau Boutique Lodges for a gorgeous place to stay perfect for couples or families  – so rural and yet so close to all of these attractions and more, as well as providing the life style to which we have become accustomed. Visit  for more details.

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