Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Richmond River Cruises
Chugs up the Richmond River on two-hour morning- and afternoon-tea cruises most Sundays and Wednesdays.
Ballina Boat Hire
Has tinnies for fishing, barbecue boats and catamarans.
Summerland Surf School
Based south of Ballina in Evans Head.
La Cucina di Vino
Water views and an open corner locale make this chic Italian restaurant beneath the Ramada hotel an excellent venue for a long lunch or...
8 Regatta Ave · interesting places nearby
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum information
In the 19th century Ballina was the third-biggest port in NSW, and following WWII many ex-navy personnel took jobs in the shipyards here. The most interesting display is the actual balsa-wood raft that sailed across the Pacific from Ecuador as part of the Las Balsas expedition, which docked in Ballina in 1973.