Top rated rentals — Ballina
Destination guide

The friendly city of Ballina awaits you

The riverfront and beaches create a pretty picture of Ballina. This city is welcoming and relaxing, recognized for its shopping, restaurants and spas. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Ballina

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Ballina has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ballina Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Macadamia Castle (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Byron Bay Golf Course (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Ballina Racecourse (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Club Byron (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)

Seasonal weather in Ballina

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, January, February, December and March are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 75°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ballina

Travelers enjoy Ballina for its riverfront and beaches. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ballina is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lighthouse Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Shelly Beach (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lennox Head Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Kings Beach (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Tallow Beach (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Arakwal National Park (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Ballina

The nearest airport is in Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway), located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Lismore, NSW (LSY), which is 18.1 mi (29.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ballina?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Ballina:

  • Around 40 miles from the center of Ballina, you'll find it hard to resist "We Are Closed Indefinitely. Sorry. Have A Great Year". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of amenities including nearby ecotour services and a garage.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "White Cedar Apartment". Located around 13 miles from the heart of Ballina, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a microwave oven and WiFi.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ballina vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ballina?

Your Monday to Friday will fly by if you've got something wonderful set up for the weekend. Give yourself something to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Ballina:

  • Book a couple of nights at "Historic Home Close To Riverfront Beach", around 1 mile to the southeast of Ballina, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend escape. You'll have natural attractions like Teven Valley Golf Course and Broadwater National Park nearby and conveniences like a living room and a stovetop to make the most of.
  • Another great option is "Lovely Renovated Unit In Central Ballina", around 1 mile northeast of Ballina. When you're not chilling in your rental taking advantage of heating and a living room, check out Bungawalbin State Conservation Area and New Zealand Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ballina?

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Unpack your bags at one of these top studio apartments in or near Ballina:

  • One of our favorite properties is "White Cedar Apartment". Book a few nights or longer at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a nearby golf course and a garden.
  • "Lennox Head Hideaway 1 - Privacy + Beach" is another terrific choice, providing all you could need for the perfect Ballina vacation. Useful amenities here include internet services and nearby whale-watching activities.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ballina?

Whether you're looking for a cabin for you and your other half or a condo with room for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Ballina. These properties make the perfect base for a quick visit:

  • Close to the center of Ballina, "Iluka Cottage Pet Friendly" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your comfortable digs, get out and explore what's around you.
  • "Beachfront Luxury Resort Apartment" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why lots of guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ballina?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Ballina and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • There's loads of space to sprawl out at "Historic Home Close To Riverfront Beach". Around 1 mile southeast of Ballina, this generously sized property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 guests. Top amenities include a swimming pool and a water view.
  • Invite up to 14 of your closest friends to "Sunset Dream House - Lennox Luxury Accomodation" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the northeast of central Ballina. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, such as a swimming pool and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ballina?

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Dust off your inflatable swan and browse these houses in or near Ballina that feature this vacation must-have:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take your gang to "Beach House Right In Town". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including free toiletries and a separate dining area.
  • "Sunset Dream House - Lennox Luxury Accomodation" is the kind of place you go to leave the everyday behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. On-site watersports and outdoor furniture are also on hand to make your visit nice and comfy.

Ballina has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 80 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Ballina vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ballina?

A family getaway should be all about spending quality time together and sharing experiences. If you're seeking a home away from home that'll fit the whole gang, browse through some of our large family vacation rentals in and around Ballina:

  • Make fun vacation memories at "Historic Home Close To Riverfront Beach". With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 13 people, this roomy retreat is around 1 mile southeast of Ballina. There are lots of amenities to make use of here, such as a toaster and a fenced yard.
  • Another family getaway is "Newport Is A Perfect Location For A Family Or Just A Great Getaway". Around 1 mile to the east of Ballina, it features 4 bedrooms, room for up to 8 guests, a fridge and a dishwasher.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Ballina?

Escape the busyness of life and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Ballina and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Cedar Cabin By The Beach - Byron Town Centre" - Enjoy precious time with your crew at this retreat, which is around 16 miles north of the center of Ballina. Childrens activities and a fenced yard are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Private Cabin In Hidden Glade" - This stay is also perfect for families and is around 30 miles north of Ballina. Offering towels, a separate dining area and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Ballina vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Ballina?

Nothing says ooh-la-la like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your bikini and take a dip in the privacy of one of these spacious houses in or near Ballina:

  • Invite your loved ones over for a paddle around at "Grotta Mare - Summer Beach House With Pool". This property has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 8 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are other things your squad will love about this place.
  • Alternatively, whisk your crew away to "Coco De Mer Beach Villa - Luxury Beach Front Villa", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 8 guests. Along with that chic pool tucked away inside, a kitchen and a swimming pool will keep everyone comfortable and happy.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more wonderful Ballina vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Ballina?

Absolutely. You'll find many one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Ballina. If you only require a small space, one of these popular properties is sure to tick all your boxes:

  • Great things really do come in little packages, and "A Place To Renew, Relax And Restore" is no exception. This one-bedroom property can be found close to the central streets and includes amenities like a kitchen and a garden.
  • Or maybe "Spa Retreat - Your Own Private Spa To Enjoy" is more your style. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place has a nearby river, a swimming pool and much more.