http://holidaywithdogs.com.au/dog-lovers-blog/item/review-ballina-beach-village. 26 January, 2016.
Review: Ballina Beach Village
The exceptional beach four wheel drive from South Ballina to Evans Head is just under 30kms, and is a glorious stretch of golden sand, great fishing spots and unique scenery.
There are three access points to this particular stretch of beach – the first being at the South Wall of South Ballina just near the Ballina Beach Village, Dolphin Bay. It is an access track maintained by National Parks and Wildlife with an all weather track onto the beach.
If you are the type of person who likes to choose your holiday around the activities that you love to do, then the Ballina Beach Village is a great contender for bike riders.
The roads around the village are an exceptional blend of flat race roads and good hill climbs if you want to get off the beaten track. The AIS regularly trains its Northern Rivers contingent along these roads and it is clearly popular with the many recreational bikers who get into gear here.
Camping is one of the most enjoyable family activities and one that kids always look forward to. It is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors while bonding with the family. Although part of the preparations for such an excursion involves packing essential gears, planning the activities is also equally important to make the camping experience more memorable and insightful.
Ballina Beach is one of the many places in Australia, where European and Aboriginal heritage sites stand side by side. It is one of the few places that actively maintain both aspects of the area’s history. The shire makes it a top priority to keep everything as good as they were, not just for the tourists, but for the locals as well.
It’s been a great Australian tradition to take the family away camping or caravaning in the school holidays, and Australian caravan parks are embedded in the Australian psyche of thousands of Australians as a childhood memory of timeless, lazy days by the beach, the smell of open fires and camp cooking, sing-alongs and walks in the bush… Aussie caravan parks have a unique atmosphere that is laid-back and friendly with a certain humble, rustic innocence that makes them a firm favourite for families and back packers alike when it comes to low-cost holidays that are a real, refreshing break from the daily grind.
RIKKI Grinberg has picked up plenty of rubbish at South Ballina, but never thought she would uncover a maritime mystery.
The owner of the Ballina Beach Village and her husband Bernard yesterday found the rusted hull of a steel vessel which “popped up” on the southern bank of the Richmond River at Mobbs Bay following Friday’s storm.
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.
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 various strumming techniques. You will also get valuable tips that you won’t find in books and a set of Ukulele charts to practice on your holiday.
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 experience in many facets of the music industry.