Discover the unique natural wonderland and diverse cultural landscape of Ballina. The Ballina Coast and Hinterland is home to a pristine coastline, lush subtropical rainforests, untouched National Parks, diverse wildlife, quaint hinterland towns, stunning waterfalls and world class surf breaks. Ballina is located 737 km north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway and is only 90 km from the Queensland border. This small town lies on the Richmond River and is the gateway to Byron Bay. Discover the beautiful surroundings of this quiet historical town with FlyPelican, perfect for a short holiday or day trip.
FlyPelican operates direct flights between Newcastle and Ballina (Byron Bay) with up to 6 return flights per week, with fares starting from $149 one way.
This tranquil coastal town on the North Coast of New South Wales is the ideal combination of long, uncrowded Pacific beaches, tidal bays, lush valleys, and an inventive food culture. With plenty to do Ballina is a town you can’t miss.
One of the many reasons for visiting Ballina is the several excellent beaches, perfect for a surf or to just hang out with family and friends. Lighthouse Beach is everyone’s go to, with parking, stunning views, lifeguards and plenty of restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Depending on the time of day and the season it can make for excellent surfing. Watch out for dolphins fishing amongst the waves! Don’t forget to check out the lighthouse or several walking trails that are perfect and sunset. Ballina is a town carved by the beautiful Richmond River, follow the Ballina Waterfront Trail all the way to Lighthouse Beach for a lovely walk along the riverside with picturesque scenery.
The Big Prawn is a historical icon of the town of Ballina, getting a pic with the statue is a must do if you’re in the town. Nine metres high and weighing 35 tonnes, the Big Prawn is amongst Australia's most famous statues and isn’t hard to miss as you drive into Ballina.
There’s plenty to do but if you want to experience great nightlife Ballina is just 30 minutes from Byron Bay. Here you can wine and dine your way through the town with plenty of waterfront taverns, cafes and restaurants to choose from. Get your night started with a beer at the waterfront Beach Hotel, right across from Main beach as you watch the sunset. If markets are more your scenery, every Sunday, there are farmers markets in Ballina that are quite popular with the residents.
If you’re looking for a holiday in a quiet coastal town in close proximity to restaurants, nightlife and beachside accommodation, Ballina is the perfect place for you. Book a flight with FlyPelican to enjoy coastal walks, diverse culture & historical monuments, you are guaranteed to enjoy your time here.
We provide not only a convenient flight schedule but Velocity Frequent Flyer members can also earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points on all fare types between Ballina (Byron Bay) and Newcastle.
With a quick flight time of just over one hour this provides you with the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Ballina (Byron Bay) or alternatively stay for the week.
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