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Located in New South Wales in the Northern Rivers region, Ballina is a scenic town of around 25,000 inhabitants, with plenty of wonderful white sand beaches and crystalline waters, as well as a town centre with quality cafes, restaurants and a choice of comfy accommodation options. It’s also the perfect launchpad to the rest of the delights of Northern Rivers, which include the famous Byron Bay, Alstonville, Bangalow, Lismore, Lennox Head, The Tweed and more besides.
Hiring a car in Ballina is the best way to explore every nook and cranny of this awesome part of Australia and with Enjoy Travel, it couldn’t be easier ̶ drop your desired dates into our search engine and you can pre-book your ride in a couple of clicks. Renting an intermediate car like a Hyundai i30 in Ballina costs A$ 85.25 per day if you book ahead of time and a Hyundai Kona SUV costs $ 87.25 per day. Meanwhile, a Kia Sportage ̶ with a commanding driving position and rugged design ̶ is $ 95.63 per day. Rent a car in Ballina from Enjoytravel.com and hit the road in this lovely part of Australia.
Transport in Ballina
Driving in Ballina
Always drive on the left in Ballina. The town is home to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, so it’s easy to click and collect a car here with Enjoy Travel.
Car rental TOP TIPS for Ballina
- The average price of a hire car in Ballina is $ 46.62/day
- The most popular rental car for Ballina is a Kia Rio, with an average price of $ 38.85 a day
- The cheapest rental car in the last 12 months was $33.57 a day, booked November using Europcar
- A Kia Cerato is the most popular family car, with an average price of $ 48.06 per day.
Things to do in Ballina
If the great outdoors get you in the groove, there’s plenty to do in Ballina. For instance, take a helicopter tour of the coast for an unbeatable bird’s eye view, learn to surf on one of the legendary local beaches, go horse riding in the hinterland or the surf at Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre or try skydiving at Byron Bay. Ideal for solo travellers, couples or active families, you’ll always receive a warm welcome here.
What to eat in Ballina
Foodies won’t be disappointed in Ballina ̶ there’s fresh seafood and packed salad bowls in the bistro-style Sandbar & Restaurant, modern Mexican cuisine at Chido Cantina, modern Aussie fare at Williams St Kitchen & Bar, and much more.
Guide to Ballina
The linguistic roots of the town’s name is the subject of some debate ̶ some claim that it stems from ‘Bullina’ , a clan name of the indigenous Arakwal people, whereas other believe that it was introduced by Irish settlers as there are several namesake settlements in the Emerald Isle. Established by Europeans in the 1840s, its first landmark was the Richmond River Light, a lighthouse built in 1866 which is still active, and today it’s a popular holiday spot for Australians with great links to the rest of this preternaturally beautiful region.
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