Discover Car Hire in Ballina
Whether staying in Ballina, or the neighbouring Byron Bay, Lennox Head or Lismore, you can collect your car rental upon arrival at the airport, and head off on your holiday without having to worry about transfers or shuttle buses. Ballina Airport services the towns of the area, and is an ideal place for collection or drop off. DriveAway offers convenience and unbeatable rates; our reputable suppliers include Avis, Europcar and Thrifty which are located at the airport terminal or downtown depots in the city. Ballina Airport is located just 5.5 kilometres from the city, approximately a 10-minute drive.
DriveAway are the leading self-drive specialists as we offer competitive and affordable rates for car rental in Ballina and beyond. If you require more information about driving in Australia, please check out our Australia Driving Tips page.
The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the airport in Ballina and only about a 5-minute drive into the main town centre.
It is only about a 30-minute drive from Byron Bay to Ballina.
The best time to visit Ballina is from September through to April where the weather is the most reliable. If you're wanting to avoid any big crowds either side of the Christmas holidays are great times to go.
Located at the most easterly point of Australia, at the mouth of the Richmond River, Ballina is surrounded by pristine beaches and forests, setting the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Australia is known for its number of iconic big things, and Ballina is home to one of these - the Big Prawn, standing over six metres tall on the southern side of the city. Due to its ideal location, Ballina is the perfect place for a holiday packed with boating, fishing, bushwalking and surfing the famous beaches in the area.
Ballina lies at the mouth of the Richmond River, providing plenty of water activities if the surrounding beaches are not enough to keep you entertained. The river is a popular stretch of water for fishing, boating and kayaking. You can paddle a kayak along the Balling River and search for amazing local wildlife including water birds, rays, turtles, or even get up close and personal with some curious dolphins. For nature lovers, Victoria Park Nature Reserve west of Ballina, is a protected section of rainforest, teeming with wildlife.
The Ballina information centre provides intriguing tours, visiting the mythological sites of Aboriginal culture and legends. Escape to unspoilt landscapes with a display of daily activities performed by local Aboriginals in various historical locations. If you wish to learn more about the wildlife of Ballina, then check out the Australian Seabird Rescue. This is a unique attraction offering an educational tour of the local wildlife; including pelicans, sea birds and endangered sea turtles.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Ballina to Byron Bay||31||0.5|
|Ballina to Brisbane||190||2|
|Ballina to Coffs Harbour||210||2.5|
|Ballina to Port Macquarie||370||4.5|
|Ballina to Sydney||740||8.5|
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