Welcome to Ballina Beach Village, Ballina Accommodation

Ballina Beach Village

The Ballina Beach Village, Dolphin Bay is a relaxing eco destination just 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast and 2.5 hours from Brisbane. Our eco village is an easy walk from the stunning, vast South Ballina Beach – a wonderful 4 wheel drive beach that goes all the way to Evans Head approximately 30 kms away. We have 36 budget to superior cabins as well as  over 120 generously sized powered and unpowered caravan and wilderness camping sites. Plan your next trip to Ballina holiday parks and book your Ballina accommodation with us. Pet friendly holiday accommodation in cabins and camping all year round too. Woof!

A Family and Pet Friendly Destination

Surrounded by famous National Parks, our beautiful resort serves as a relaxing haven for travellers looking to unwind and relieve some stress. You can enjoy watching the beauty of nature in any of our camping sites. The South Wall is a must-see spot for beginners and professional surfers.

Despite the serene environment, our facility is only a few minutes away from Ballina’s cosmopolitan centre. This means you still have access to everything you need for your Ballina holiday stay. You and your family or friends can explore the town, go camping, enjoy the beach, or go shopping. No matter what time or season, you will find great entertainment in our family and pet friendly resort.

What to do here

South Ballina fishing is legendary – and you can fish from the river rock wall, beach or river bank. Surfing is great. 4 wheel beach driving is awesome (no permit required). Cycling is excellent – great roads and wonderful scenery. Kayak the extraordinary Richmond River. Bush walking is great too. On site we offer activities like circus, flying trapeze, African drumming, Bollywood dancing, free music entertainment at night, lots of kids activities and more during school holidays. Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com.au/ballinabeachvillage. We have two pools, a playground and 3 amenities blocks on site. Our cafe provides freshly prepared a la carte and take away meals and of  course great espresso.  A kiosk, bait and tackle, ice, compressor, large camp kitchen with free BBQ’s, playground and large group activities hall complement your experience.

All-Out Fun and Entertainment

We aim to cater to every need of our guests. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or you just want to spend time in a relaxing environment, we have the right accommodation for you. Our facility is a favourite venue for retreats, weddings, reunions and other residential events. Stay entertained by watching spectacular performances from musicians, circus performers, and drummers. We also have a number of events scheduled throughout the year. Check our Events page to see the full list.



We are a thriving tourism destination with lots of families from South East Queensland and the region  making us their regular holiday spot, as well as many family reunions, fishing club weekends, 4 wheel drive club getaways, church groups and more here.  Because we value our guests so much we do not take large party groups to ensure that there is nothing to disturb the quiet tranquility of our wonderful village.


Our other very special business is as a well known retreat centre. The Laughing Buddha retreat centre has a purpose designed shala and we have hosted such wonderful organisations as Diamond Way Buddhists, Sacred Earth, Deva Premal and Miten, Path of Love, Path of Dzar, Red Lodge, Camp It, Dancing in the Air, First Ship Japan, Santosha Yoga, Yoga Therapy to name but a few. We have yoga teacher training and permaculture 30 day courses on site, residential festivals and music events and special exclusive events for prestigious global organisations.

The Ballina Beach Resort offers a variety of activities for individuals, group of friends, and families. We have the perfect spots for surfing, camping, cycling, and trekking. Contact us today to request more information or to book an accommodation.

Early check in & late check outs available for most camping, by arrangement.

Terrific events and FREE entertainment for the whole family


Have really fun weekend with the whole family, the kids, the rels, the dog at the Ballina Beach Village, Christmas in July weekend 3 & 4 July. Join in our fun Christmas party – BBQ night with great entertainment and boot scooting fun. Dinner is $18 an adult and children $8 a plate. Book early.


  • Go fishing, bike riding, surfing, bush walking

Tasty Food on the Mermaid’s Café deck

  • All day brekkie & takeaways, great coffees, hot chocolates.
  • 6pm and on dinner on the deck with a la carte specials by Chef Jonathan most Friday nights, every Saturday & public holidays.

Here are some of our great local performers:

Red Lodge Path of LoveDancing in the AirThe Wisdom of the Ancients RetreatQuodoshkaDIAMOND WAY BUDDHIST FESTIVALNurture and Nourish Family Yoga Retreat​Pacific Village Earth School​Samba Blisstas Reunion Weekend And Massive Carnaval Drumming Extravaganza​Dancing FreedomAustralasian Facilitators NetworkSacred Earth Music


Ballina Beach Village is nestled on 20 acres between the Pacific Ocean South Ballina Beach and the broadwater of the Richmond River. Access is easy by sealed road or vehicular ferry. Click here for directions.

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ATTENTION: We are on a 5m grassed over sand dune, at the river mouth – we have never flooded, the rain water drains away quickly. We have our own water supply – rain & bore, both filtered to drinking standards.

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Sandwiches, Burgers, Salads, BBQ Packs.

No matter what the occasion we can cater to your group with a special menu or fabulous outdoor BBQ or smorgasbord menu.

Mermaids Cafe, Ballina

Appearing at Mermaid's Café at Ballina Beach Village

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Mick Buckley

Mick Buckley has been writing, recording and performing across Australia and the U.S.A. for many years. His songs have charted on Radio and Television and achieved Gold Record, CD and DVD sales. With a huge list of all your favorite songs, classics to current hits plus originals, Mick plays his Piano Bar Request Style Shows […]

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Kathryn Jones

Learn to play all your favourite songs on Ukulele with Byron Bay’s Calypso Cowgirl Kathryn Jones. Uke is easy, fun and quick to learn – a great thing to have on camp especially for those wet weather days. Kathryn will run you through the basic chords on the uke, how to tune your ukulele and […]

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Dr Baz – Barry Ferrier

One of the resident musician/enertainers at the Ballina Beach Village is a versatile and creative Byron Bay based multi-instrumentalist, singer / song-writer and composer Barry Ferrier (aka Dr. Baz) . Dr. Baz  has entertained all over Australia, and in Europe and the UK. He has had a long and eminent career in the arts, with vast range of […]

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The Buckley’s Family Band

All round entertainment with the family band The Buckley’s The Buckley’s generate a friendly atmosphere, good vibes and excitement everywhere they perform. See more information at http://www.thebuckleysfamilyband.com/ The band members include: Sarah Grace Buckley –  Lead Singer/Guitarist Mick Buckley – Vocals /’Boogie Woogie’ piano player / drummer Molly Buckley- Back up singer/Ukulele/Mandolin Lachlan Buckley – […]

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Reception Hours

    If you intend arriving after closing, please ensure that you ring us on the day of your arrival before 5pm so that we can arrange check in.
    9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday. 8.30am to 8pm Friday and Saturday, 8:30am to 1pm Sun
    8am to 7pm 7 days a week.