Suburb Profile


The Ballina Shire Estimated Resident Population for 2016 was 42,626 with a population density of 0.88 persons per hectare. Ballina shire is located on the Far North Coast of New south Wales, about 770 kilometres north of Sydney and 190 kilometres south of Brisbane. Land area of the shire is 48,488 ha.   Ballina is a bustling holiday town and home of the Big Prawn, one of Australia's iconic big things. At the mouth of the beautiful Richmond River, Ballina is also blessed with gorgeous beaches and great surf, and you'll be delighted with the locally cause seafood.   Ballina is a popular holiday destination with plenty of waterside attractions, including beautiful beaches, delightful river cruises and exhilarating kayaking tours. Watch the fishing boats head for sea at sunset and taste the catch of the day at the town's restaurants and cafes.      

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay's endless beaches and reliable surf break s have been attracting surfers for years. But today its beaches draw visitors for meditation, walking and sheltered swimming as much as their tubular waves. kayak through clear waters beside a pod of bottle-nose dolphins in Cape Byron marine Park, or snorkel or scuba dive among sea turtles at Julian Rocks. Hit the popular right-hand point break, The pass, halfway between Main Beach and the Cape Byron Headland. Ride along isolated Seven Mile beach on horseback or practise yoga while overlooking the ocean.     Byron Bay is a small coastal village in the far north east of New South Wales. The resident population swells by three or four times in the popular summer holidays and some other peak times during the year.    For thousands of years Aboriginal people have come to the Bay to swap stories, find marriage partners and trade goods. They called it 'Cavvanbah'. European history  began in 1770, when Captain J...

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