Discover Byron Bay and Crystal Castle

When staying with us at Ramada Ballina, one of the most iconic destinations is of course Byron Bay. It’s also  Australia’s most easterly point and the Byron Lighthouse provides one the most ideal locations for a bit of whale watching this time of year. This is an amazing spot from which to marvel at these […]

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Honoured as a Top Performing Accommodation as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for the third consecutive year running. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller […]

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Local wetlands given a helping hand by Team Ramada.

One of Ballina’s most valuable wetlands was given the five star treatment last Thursday by the Ramada Ballina Team through our corporate partnership with WetlandCare Australia. “Team Ramada” turned out in force to assist in removing weeds and planting over 200 trees at an area adjacent to the high conservation value in the East Ballina […]

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Step back in time & visit Ulmarra

We were fortunate enough to make the wise decision to stop by Ulmarra last week. And what a discovery it was! Ulmarra is the cutest village just off the Pacific Hwy north of Grafton and a visit to Ulmarra is like stepping back in time as the village remains one of the finest examples of […]

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A hidden gem – The Channon and beyond

This month we thought we’d share with you some great ideas for you to experience whilst you are visiting Ballina, Byron & beyond. We’ll also be sharing with you some of our personal favourite hidden hot spots that will sure to entice and delight you. We hope you enjoy. The Channon This pretty little village […]

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Easter Blues Early Bird Special – 2014

It may seem a while away, however Easter and BluesFest will inevitably come around sooner than you think. With this in mind, Ramada Ballina is offering you the chance to book your accommodation now and save on next year’s rate increase! To take advantage of this offer simply call our Reservations Team on 1800 826 […]

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Bangalow Billy Cart Derby May 19th 2013

The annual Bangalow Billy Cart Derby is on again this coming weekend and what a wonderful event this is! This year will see some big names lining up at the starting grid of this year’s derby, including Pete Murray, Tex Perkins, Mandy Nolan and Akmal, to name a few. From children to adults and all […]

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Ballina’s Big Prawn gets a shuffle on

Since it’s construction in the late 1980’s Ballina’s Big Prawn has been an iconic image for Ballina and has attracted many a photographic opportunity over the years. Several years ago the Big Prawn faced an uncertain future and there were talks of demolition, that was until Bunnings secured the site and announced they would retain […]

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Ramada Ballina Retains 4 1/2 Stars

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina, now in its sixth year of operation, has retained its 4 ½ star rating status following a recent inspection by AAA Tourism, the only recognised star rating scheme in Australia. “The criteria has changed substantially to now encompass cleanliness, quality and condition as a priority over facilities and service” said […]

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Out and about in Newrybar

There’s such an abundance of activities and places to see and experience when visiting the Ballina region. One of the must do’s is visiting the small hamlet of Newrybar in the Ballina Hinterland. Newrybar is approx 20  kilometres north of  Ballina and lies just off the Pacific Hwy. Newrybar has become quite a hub of […]

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