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Ballina Beach Nature Resort

440 South Ballina Beach Rd, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
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#1 of 1 special resort in Ballina
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Ballina Beach Village is uniquely located on over 7 hectares of coastal bushland, adjacent to South Ballina Beach & the Richmond River. At our holiday park you can escape the day-to-day, relax and recharge as you reconnect with your whole family in nature (including your furry friends). We are pet-friendly and large-rig friendly, to facilitate the best possible getaway experience for all guests! There are a number of accommodation options – whether you’re travelling solo, in a couple, a large family or a group – we truly have something to suit everyone’s budget and needs! We are all are about keeping it simple and focus on making the most of the facilities on site and in the local area. Relax and recharge as you reconnect with family in nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Coffee shop
Hiking
Fishing
Children's playground
Kids pool
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Happy hour
Snack bar
Vending machine
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate living room
Microwave
Oven
Flatscreen TV
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Neil B wrote a review Oct 2023
Exeter, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
The site was very unkept, was expecting more from a premium pitch, having driven down from Cairns and stayed at quite a few camp sites this is by far the dirtiest and unkept, showers were dirty, basins dirty, toilet paper on floor and dirty, no soap for hands. Very poor
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would not be having this site as my first choice again
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Leigh B wrote a review Dec 2022
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Pretty great for campers! Free laundry facilities. Great shower blocks and toilets. Considering the park is on tank water. Beautiful beach access and friendly staff. If you sign up for non powered camping the sites are spacious. Enough room for a large set up, vehicle and solar panels.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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JOC1962 wrote a review Nov 2022
Narrabeen, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic set up - Glamping for the 1st time - I would highly recommend this little piece of paradise. Clean, well set up, did not have supply anything - full cooking facilities inside and BBQ facility on the outside deck. I've been converted from hotel stays only - would do glamping again especially with teenage children as they have the space to make noise and not get complaints.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: We were there when the ferry was out of action so it added another 30 minutes to our return trip...
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Sarah K wrote a review Jan 2022
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We have recently stayed at Ballina Beach Eco Village for 4 nights. I was shocked on arrival at the dingy state of our quarters and immediately wrote an email to the manager. $347 a night I paid. I expected a beautiful pool area, modern cabin with clean amenities and fun experiences for my kids. What we got was a very run down cabin, with the oldest, worn out couch for only 2 where I had specified we are a group of 5, an indoor table that had 3 chairs which was in terrible condition, a smattering of cutlery and plates, and the grossest looking bathroom I have experienced in any accomodation ever, full of mould, falling apart tiles and the toilet was absolutely disgusting, worse than a public toilet. Kids bunks were unmade, sheets just thrown on and were a killer to make. Their doonas were awful!! Huge covers on lumpy, ill fitting doonas, that would not lay flat. Everything was old, old, old. No DVD. TV did not work and when it was "fixed" after complaining again, it was still too glitchy. One roll of loo paper! I gave up on complaining because it was obvious they didn't care. The comparison of their website photos showing beautiful rooms and pools etc and the stark reality of the tired, old cabin we were given was highly upsetting. I complained to the manager, expecting some kind of response. Nothing. I approached him in person since he clearly ignored my email, he said nothing he can do because I booked though booking.com. Sent pics and the complaint to booking.com and they came back with "The manager says the price is fair for this time of year". No. It's not at all. We made the best of our stay but I was super disappointed. Pool cloudy, over chlorinated, full of sand. My kids, husband and I collected a full bag of rubbish from the beach track adjoining the property. Seems no one there cares about the environment despite it being "eco" friendly. Don't waste your precious holiday time and money here.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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HBM79 wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked for a family wedding. And due to covid restrictions some of our family can't attend. No recipt was given upon booking. And when I tried to cancel part of our party, was told I will call you back. TWICE. When I finally did get to speak to someone, I was told to send an email regarding my refund. Then I get told, that I don't get a refund, I can get a credit. Really bad and Unprofessional customer service. If you don't want to be ripped off or deal with circus clowns. Do not book here
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ret1107 wrote a review Apr 2021
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here from Thursday to Sunday end of the Easter school holidays. Friday night we were told food trucks would be on site - no. They cancelled. Management said they had Postponed - even though it was informed Friday morning. Saturday at 5.50pm tried to go to the cafe for a drink - closed. Once again left disappointed - the opening hours said 7pm on a Saturday night. These minor inconveniences could be over looked if there was another food outlet or bar handy - sadly no - a ferry trip is required back to Ballina. Staying here? Don’t rely on the establishment for food or drinks. Stay in Ballina itself.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ballina Bookings, General Manager at Ballina Beach Nature Resort
Responded 18 Apr 2021
Hi there thank you for sharing your feedback, we are disappointed to hear about your experience. Yes we work very hard to secure food trucks at our property and we held trucks throughout the first and second weekend of April (over Easter and second week of the School holidays) and publicise on our social pages when we do. Unfortunately we were unable to have a truck on site for last weekend due to the weather forecasted and their commitments. Our onsite small cafe and shop is open daily, to provide our guests with the essentials, and we do our best to provide more service however we are limited by our licensing regulations. We are in the process for increasing our food and beverage offering so please watch this space for more updates! The great attribute of our park is its off the beaten track, secluded location and our closeness to nature. We hope the limited food outlet options does not deter you from visiting us again
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Naomi B wrote a review Jan 2021
Sydney, Australia75 contributions45 helpful votes
Great spot for families, camping and 4wd enthusiasts with beach access on one side , river on another and surrounded by bush We stayed in a cabin which has full fridge freezer, kitchen cooking , double bed and triple bunks for any kids. Our cabin had been freshly painted and new Lino Property uses Bore water including the pools , with filtered rainwater to drink New owners a few months ago and all the staff were lovely and very helpful abd great coffee at the cafe. Fishing was awesome with hubby catching bream, whiting and flathead off the beach while we kayaked the river. Beach is 4wd access and you can drive about 30kms on sand to evans head. Beach not patrolled and some rips. Quick car ferry across the river to Ballina for shopping, supplies, patrolled beaches and pubs/clubs
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brent W wrote a review Dec 2020
Cairns, Australia12 contributions
During our first night stay with a 1.3 year old and a 9 year old Ballina was hit with a down poor and our site was quickly becoming a pool. The staff including groundsperson Aaron were fast to act and put my wife and kids straight into a cabin for the night while we could sleep in dry beds. After assessing and rebuilding our camp the next day the staff were at the ready with any assistance we needed and treated us like valued customers not just a number. The surrounding area is amazing and has the monopoly of the river and open beach within a short walk. Along with some amazing fishing and adventure opportunities. If you’re looking for hospitality and adventure this place is a must stay. 10/10
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Martin B wrote a review Dec 2020
Coogee, Australia25 contributions6 helpful votes
Well appointed well maintained cabin. Great location with empty beach. Staff the weekend manager Justine was super helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty to assist and provide accurate and knowledgeable advice. Also followed up to ensure you are happy. The small things make it a memorable experience. Visit and relax
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Juliano Castro wrote a review Nov 2020
Byron Bay, Australia1 contribution
One little gem in Ballina, the perfect spot for a weekend off to relax. We got there and our first lovely surprise, we're greeted by a lovely Brazilian girl(amazing vibe) that sorted our cabin and made sure that we had a great time! Another great surprise was the Spanish Paella that knocked our socks off as well cooked and organized. Whoever had this idea, was spot on! Overall, we spent one great weekend. Definitely will come back and recommend to my friends.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$162 - AU$242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesBallina ShireBallina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballina Beach Nature Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (1.4 km), Pat Morton Lookout (6.7 km), and Lighthouse Beach (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ché Bon Restaurant, The Cove, and Ballina Gallery Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ballina Beach Nature Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.