Local Walks and Cycleways
From riverfront and coastal to hinterland bush walks, with Ballina as your base enjoy the many walking and cycling tracks we have to offer.
Click here for a great overview map of local paths and cycleways in Ballina Shire.
Staying in town? The Ballina Riverfront Walk follows the Richmond River our to the tip of the breakwall. With water views the whole way this is a beautiful walk that showcases some of Ballina's most appealing assets.
The Coastal Recreational Path runs along Ballina Shire coastline from Lighthouse Beach to Sharpes Beach (approx 5.2km). This pathway contains a landscape of extensive cultural features and natural resources with beautiful beach views.
Love to cycle? Enjoy the mostly flat 11.5km Ballina Loop with great views over the river, ocean and creek. There are plenty of great cafes to stop for a breather along the way so jump on your bike and enjoy exploring!
Bike Hire is available at:
Sunrise Cycles | 6686 6322
Transistion Cycles | 6686 6522
The Bicycle Emporium | 6681 4054
Lifecycles Travel Cycle Tours | 0422 768 617
If hiking in National Parks is more what you are after then download a copy of the 30 Great Walks Northern Rivers Region produced by the NSW National Parks. This handy brochure breaks the walks up in to short, medium and long with time and distances. Before you head out to these walks, please make sure you check the National Parks website for any alerts or closures.
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