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Things to see – Lake Ainsworth Lennox Head

Ballina and the neighbouring towns and villages are not all about the surf and the beaches. As we get closer to summer the quieter, shadier places are more suitable on the long, hot afternoons. One such place is Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head, about 10 minutes north of Ballina. The lake is a fresh water […]

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Ramada Refurbishment Sale

We are having a refurbishment sale! UPDATE 29/6/16 – The Refurbishment sale is back on! Sofa beds and armchairs for sale. Click here for updated details 10 x sofa beds, 10 x armchairs, 30 dining chairs available for sale Make an offer – must be collected from the hotel on 18th or 19th April No […]

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Sunday Walkabout – Surfing at Lennox Point

It has been a few weeks now since Tropical cyclone Winston hit Fiji, but the after effects of the storm are still being felt here on the east coast of Australia. A lot of the beaches in the Ballina Byron area have been closed due to dangerous surf conditions, with only the bravest surfers taking […]

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Sunday Walkabout – South Wall, South Ballina

In our Sunday Walkabout this week we traveled to South Wall in South Ballina. South Wall is the breakwall on the southern side of the Richmond River and can be accessed from the Burns Point Ferry. Although you look straight across the river from the hotel, the trip from the centre of town is about […]

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Sunday Walkabout – Broken Head Nature Reserve

As part of our Sunday Walkabout series, we visited Broken Head Nature Reserve, about 20 minutes north of Ballina. After a weekend of rain it wasn’t the postcard perfect day, but the wild ocean and grey skies gave the headlands a different kind of beauty. It also shows that even though the spa rooms are […]

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A huge weekend here on the North Coast

What a huge weekend we have on the North Coast this coming weekend with Splendour in the Grass and Opera at the Channon. Splendour in the Grass – 24/25/26 July 2015 In its 15th year the annual arts and music festival held at North Byron Parklands just improves each year. With an amazing lineup of […]

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Nine out of Ten for Ramada Ballina!

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron were delighted to recently achieve the Award of Excellence for the Booking.com Guest Review Awards for 2014. We received a rating of 9/10 as honoured by our guests. This award is given to hotels who are committed to providing the best possible accommodation experience to their guests acknowledging dedication […]

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  • Trip Advisor Excellence 2015
  • Trivago Top Hotel Award
  • Supporter of Wetland Care Australia