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Ballina experiences a humid subtropical climate which is typical of this area, the central part of Australia’s eastern coast.The summer months, December through March, are hot, humid and rainy, with temperatures usually between the high teens and high 20s. March in particular is a very rainy month, which can put off some visitors who wish to do outdoor activities during their trip. The temperatures become cooler from April till October, with July seeing the coldest temperature, usually between 8 and 19 degrees Celsius.Getting from the Airport to the CityThere are three options for travellers considering taking flights to Ballina: Ballina Airport, Gold Coast Airport and Lismore Airport. Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) (website: www.ballina.nsw.gov.au) is a five-minute drive from Ballina while Gold Coast Airport, formerly known as Coolangatta Airport, (OOL) (website: www.goldcoastairport.com.au) is about an hour's drive from Ballina. Lismore Airport (LSY) (website: www.lismore.nsw.gov.au) is about a 30-minute drive from Ballina.There are plenty of rental-car companies with desks at the local airports. Airport transfers and shuttles also link the airports with Ballina and other towns in the region.
Getting around Ballina
A rental car is essential if you're planning on getting around this part of New South Wales. Bus and coach services operate in the Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby areas.
Ballina insider information
- The Thursday Plantation has a fine sculpture park and a “Spirit of Australia Maze”.
- A three-hour cultural tour of Ballina and the surrounding areas take in middens, Bora rings, fertility sites, initiation grounds and hunting grounds. The full tour takes in morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
- The best, patrolled, beaches in Ballina are Lighthouse and Shelly beach. Sharps Beach has an occasional Life Saver presence.
- One of the best markets in the area is the Channon Craft Market in Lismore. There are more than 250 stalls every month selling fresh produce, therapeutic goods and services, art, craft and bric a brac.