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Things to do in the Northern Rivers region

A guide to activities and things to do in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia.


Ballina & Beyond Fishing Charters - Experience offshore Ballina fishing at its best; with a fast, stable, smooth riding twin hull boat with twin 115hp engines set up just for sport fishing. Winter has mild temperatures, smooth seas and light currents so the deepwater reefs can be fished with spectacular results for big snapper, pearl perch and other quality reef fish – but also huge [20kg+] kingfish, amberjack and samson fish.

Byron Bay and Ballina Whale Watching Tours - With Eight Years Whale Watching Experience Ballina Ocean Tours take you on a journey with the giants of the deep blue you wont forget. Whale Watching Tours in Ballina and Byron Bay Australia are a truly amazing experience.

Ballina Kayak tours - River to Ocean Kayaking Tours, Ballina Northern NSW

Discover Ballina - Visit the Ballina Visitor Information Centre's web site

Evans River Kayak Adventures - Picture yourself in a kayak .... it is an extension of your body, allowing you to glide and immerse yourself into a rich natural environment of native forests, diverse wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. You are not alone .....

Mojosurf - have become the superior Learn To Surf / surf school Australia adventure company, and we are proud to offer you the highest quality equipment, transport, coaching and accommodation.

Summerland House With No Steps - Visit a working avacado and macadamia nut processing farm. A vist to Summerland has become 'a must', with travellers enjoying the gardens, visiting work areas and dining in the restaurant.

Summerland Surf School - How to surf lessons and guided tours



  • Tropicals Fruits, Gay & Lesbian NYE event Lismore
  • Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show, Ballina
  • Flickerfest Short Film Festival, Brunswick Heads
  • Fish and Chips Festival, Brunswick Heads



  • Nimbin Mardi Gras
  • Casino Beef Week
  • Yogafest, Byron Bay
  • Lismore Gemfest


  • Lismore Lantern Parade
  • FEHVA 48 hours of art, Byron Bay
  • Wintersun Rock 'n' Roll Revival Festival, Tweed Heads
  • North Coast Jazz Festival, Bangalow
  • Evans Head Fishing Classic


  • Splendour ifl the Grass Byron Bay
  • CrankFest Xtreme, Casino



  • Fatherhood Festival, Bangalo
  • Byron Peace Carnival
  • Lismore Music Festival Eisteddfod
  • Bundjalung Light Gathering, Nimbin Rocks
  • Rainforest Rescue Big Scrub Rainforest Day, Rocky Creek
  • Southern Cross Arts and Crafts Festival Ballina
  • Farmarama Expo, Lismore
  • Richmond Valley Filmfest, Casino


  • Thursday Plantation Jazz in the Rainforest, Ballina
  • Taste of Byron, food festival, Byron Bay
  • River City Music Festival, Lismore
  • North Coast National Show, Lismore
  • Fair-Go skate festival, Ballina
  • Bangalow Film Festival
  • Songwriters Festival, Bangalow


  • Lismore Country Music Festival
  • Fairymount Festival Kyogle
  • Kites and Bikes Festival, Brunswick Heads


  • Nimbin Youth Festival December
  • Summer Solstice Celebration, Nimbin


Most weekends there's a Market happening somewhere in the area, check out NORTHERN RIVERS OF NSW MARKET GUIDE for the timetable -http://www.nrg.com.au/~nimbin/markets.html

Tassiriki Ranch
249 Moylans Lane, Empire Vale via Ballina NSW 2478 Australia
P: 02 6683-4602 E: