Discover South Ballina
serenity in SOUTH BALLINA
South Ballina has a rich Aboriginal and European history and is where Ballina began. From Ballina, take the Burns Point Ferry that operates 7 days a week from 5.30am until midnight. A one-way crossing starts from $6.50, weekly and monthly passes are available.
Stroll the South Ballina break wall and admire the view back over Ballina Island to the north.
Near the mouth of the Richmond River, Mobbs Bay is a deep indentation in the south bank, protected by the South Ballina break wall. This is a great spot for swimming and bird watching with the reserve containing mangrove, saltmarsh, coastal heath and paperbark swamp with littoral rainforest elements home to many species of birds including the pied oyster catcher.
Fishing at South Ballina is another popular past time with two boat ramps at Mobbs Bay providing access to the Richmond River. Please note commercial fishing within the reserve is banned.
River Drive, South Ballina is a popular route for cyclists, who enjoy the freedom of cruising along the Richmond River and past the sugar cane all the way down to Wardell.
Our insiders guide will help you explore and enjoy more of South Ballina.