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Ballina is a lovely coastal town along the Pacific Highway two hours south of Brisbane. It sports some of the most beautiful surfing beaches and headlands in this area of Australia. The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport provides easy air service to Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle aboard Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Jetstar. In addition you have easy access onsite to Budget Rent a Car so you can acquire a vehicle to see all the sights.
Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Ballina Airport to suit your travel needs, including Economy (Nissan Micra or similar), Standard (Nissan Pulsar or similar) or 8 Seater Van (Hyundai iMax or similar). Whatever your travel plans are we have the right rental car for you. Our fleet is constantly being updated with focus on your comfort and safety. If travelling in Ballina is new to you, make sure you add a portable GPS and Roadside Assistance in your car rental reservation to make your visit even easier.
And remember if you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer member or fly buys member, you can earn valuable points with when you rent a car or truck from Budget.
Explore Things to Do and See around Ballina
The Richmond River and its estuaries provide home for many wildlife and is one of the area’s premier fishing destinations. Richmond River Cruises provides up close views of the river along with some commentary and history. In your Budget car hire you can drive to Pat Moreton Lookout atop Lennox Point to watch the surfers at Lennox Head Beach. In addition, it is a great place to watch for whales and dolphins in the season.
Within Ballina there are many shops and restaurants for you to explore. There are many nice restaurants and cafes offering the freshest of seafood and other local fare. Nearby is another one of Australia’s “Big Things” to see, the Big Prawn, recently saved from demolition. In addition you can visit the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum along with some historical homes.
If you are in the mood for a walk the Kerry Saxby Walkways is a wonderful way to get some exercise and see some stunning sights along the ocean. With your Budget rental car you will also be able to visit the many beautiful National Parks in the area and hike their trails.