Restaurants, Cafes & Things to Do

What’s On – Tours & Activities

Killen Falls – Tintenbar

Killen Falls Nature Reserve is home to one of the last standing remnants of the big scrub rainforest. The big scrub rainforest once blanketed the Northern Rivers before the cedar-getters cleared most of this forest and it is significant to the region

Stroll along the boardwalk, offering a viewing platform located on the top of a cliff overlooking Killen Falls. Take a picnic to the Rous Reserve picnic area and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the natural waterfall.

Killen Falls Nature Reserve is located on Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar, New South Wales, about a 20 minute drive from Ballina, off Friday Hut Road.

Macadamia Castle

The Macadamia Castle has been the areas most popular activity destination for over 40 years. Animal Park, Café, Nut Bar, Fine Food section and Retail store provide a full days entertainment and education. An ideal days outing for the family, and a great destination when discovering the district. A relaxing stop for food, coffee, kids activities or education.

Ballina RSL Club

Get away from all the hustle and bustle at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club, located in Canal Road Ballina. Patrons can enjoy a quiet drink, a delicious meal with friends… or a friendly game of bowls on the three top class greens. It’s a great place to kick back with the whole family or your sporting team!

Lighthouse Beach Cafe

What’s better than enjoying the good weather holding a cup of coffee while sitting by the beach overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean? Lighthouse Beach Cafe, located in Lighthouse Parade is the perfect location for all who enjoy an early jog at the beach, watching sunrise, than head off for an early and healthy breakfast!

Ballina Prawn Festival

This quirky celebration of rich local heritage has a raft of unique, often hilarious and very entertaining activities where audience participation is warmly encouraged. Festival visitors can enjoy exciting rides, great music and delicious food. The Ballina Prawn Festival is a quintessential Aussie event and a wonderful celebration of the laid backed Ballina lifestyle.

And in the meantime put Saturday 11th November in your diary and invite some friends and family to come and stay for the weekend!

River kayak tours  – Ballina Kayaks

The Ballina Kayaks team is led by Scott Rawstorne who is an Australian Canoeing certified kayak instructor, the creator of the Global Paddler project and the author of The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales, The Paddler’s Guide to Queensland and The Paddler’s Guide to Victoria.
Ballina’s lovely subtropical climate makes it possible to paddle here all year round. Waterways that they explore include the Richmond River, North Creek, Chickiba Creek, Fishery Creek, North Creek Canal, Emigrant Creek and Maguires Creek. Highlights of these places include shipwrecks, historical structures, and Aboriginal shell middens. You might also meet local wildlife like dolphins, turtles, white-bellied sea-eagles, ospreys, and kingfishers. Migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere also visit us in the summer months.
They have a range of options which cater for all levels of experience.


Ballina Restaurants & Cafes

La Cucina Di Vino – Ballina’s Best Italian

La Cucina di Vino is located around the corner from our quiet motel in Tamar Street, Ballina. The restaurant specialises in modern and traditional Italian cuisine.

With a great atmosphere and picturesque location next to the Richmond River shores, you are in for a pleasant lunch or dinner with great atmosphere and faultless service.

The Point Bar & Restaurant

The Point Bar & Restaurant boasts spectacular waterfront views for an all day drink or dine. Their menu includes modern breakfast, lunch and dinner (a la carte) seven days a week. One of the best places to enjoy a drink in the afternoon and watch the sunset over the Richmond River.

The Point Bar and Restaurant offers a truly unique experience on the Richmond River, Ballina.

With a reputation as the regions most versatile venue, they offer exceptional conference and wedding packages with an atmosphere that will take your breath away!

The Wharf Bar & Restaurant

The Wharf Bar & Restaurant in Ballina is a warm riverfront cafe by day and a breathe taking sunset restaurant by night that offers an unforgettable dining experience for the whole family.
The restaurant takes advantage of its stunning Richmond River backdrop with its open plan dining area that allows it to boast one of the most spectacular sunsets in all of Australia. By utilising an incredible selection of locally sourced seafood and the regions freshest farmed veggies, The Wharf Bar & Restaurant is quickly becoming an iconic dining experience in the historic fishing town for many visitors, as well as a becoming a regular favourite among the lucky locals.

Thai By Night – By Chalee

MILD OR SPICY? All meals are served mild however some curry and chilli dishes are naturally spicy. Please ask for Mild, Medium or Hot to suit. All Thai herbs used in our cooking are organically grown. Only the freshest of locally sourced produce so that your Thai food is “fresh and delicious”.

Ballina’s Indian Kitchen

Ballina’s Indian Kitchen is a popular Indian restaurant in Ballina. Serving Keema Samosas, Chicken Shaslik, Kangaroo Korma and many other favourites. Special beef dishes, Beef Korma, Sweet Beef Curry and Beef with Vegies, are perfectly cooked with just the right combination of fresh ingredients. If you’re in the mood for traditional Indian bread, you’ll love the Naan Paneeri and Tandoori Chapati. For desserts, try Gulab Juman or Mango Pista Kulfi, and you’ll surely be pleased. Ballina’s Indian Kitchen is well known for offering high quality meals at affordable prices.

Ballina Fleurs Restaurant

Fleurs offers diners a menu with a selection of international fare at affordable prices. The elegant restaurant serves an innovative menu with a European cuisine with a French influence. The menu changes with the seasons to take advantage of fresh local produce. Gluten Free options available. Relax in the spacious cocktail lounge as a prelude to the delights of Fleurs Restaurant, renowned as one of Ballina’s best. The series of individual dining areas make Fleurs ideal for a intimate dinner for two, a meal with a group of friends, larger groups, private parties, corporate events or a business dinner.