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Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
9.2 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Yamba Show on map

ExcellentBased on 391 reviews
9.2

Conveniently situated and featuring a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi, this comfortable motel is within easy driving distance of Angourie. It also offers free public parking on site and is a 10-minute drive from Main Beach Yamba, Dolphin Park and Pippi Beach.

Hi-Way Motel Grafton
Hi-Way Motel Grafton
7.8 Good

1.5 mi from city centre, Grafton Show on map

GoodBased on 341 reviews
7.8

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is located within easy driving distance of Grafton. It is also within walking distance of South Grafton's well-known tourist spots.

Pacific Motor Inn
Pacific Motor Inn
7.4 Good

0.3 mi from city centre, Evans Head Show on map

GoodBased on 504 reviews
7.4

Pacific Motor Inn Evans Head is located in Evans Head and features free wireless internet. It also provides an outdoor pool.

Ballina Heritage Inn
Ballina Heritage Inn
8.8 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 711 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is a short drive from Lennox Head. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi access during their stay.

Richmond Motor Inn
Richmond Motor Inn
8.7 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 428 reviews
8.7

Richmond Motor Inn is situated in Ballina and features complimentary wireless internet. It is a short drive from Lighthouse Beach Ballina and provides free private parking on site.

The Sands Resort
The Sands Resort
8.3 Excellent

1.6 mi from city centre, Yamba Show on map

ExcellentBased on 373 reviews
8.3

Offering outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a private beach, The Sands Resort at Yamba is situated in Yamba and is a five-minute stroll from Dolphin Park. It has a day spa, as well as a sun deck and a Jacuzzi.

River Street Motel
River Street Motel
8.5 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 539 reviews
8.5

Located in Ballina, River Street Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and offers an outdoor pool. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.

Espana Motel
Espana Motel
8.3 Excellent

1.6 mi from city centre, Grafton Show on map

ExcellentBased on 286 reviews
8.3

Conveniently situated and featuring an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is an easy drive from Grafton. Guests can also enjoy free internet access throughout the property.

Riversleigh Guesthouse
Riversleigh Guesthouse
9.3 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 235 reviews
9.3

Located in Ballina, Riversleigh House is within a 10-minute drive of Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and offers free wireless internet access in all areas. The numerous amenities this charming guest house has to offer include an express check-in and check-out feature, an airport shuttle and luggage storage.

Lismore Gateway Motel
Lismore Gateway Motel
8.7 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Lismore Show on map

ExcellentBased on 257 reviews
8.7

Boasting an outdoor pool, Lismore Gateway Motel is located in Lismore and provides contemporary accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

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About Northern Rivers

NSW’s Northern Rivers region is home to some of the state’s most alluring coastal and inland destinations, from Byron Bay and Ballina to Lismore and Nimbin. With stunning natural attractions, cultural festivals, exquisite local food and idyllic beaches, the Northern Rivers attractions set the scene for an idyllic romantic or fun-filled family holiday.

Things to do

If you’ve got food on your mind, head straight for Byron Bay, where you can dine on farm-fresh produce and meet cuddly animals at The Farm. Wash it down with locally-brewed beer at either Byron Bay Brewery or Stone & Wood Brewing Company, both of which offer brewery tours and tasting paddles. Head inland around The Tweed or Lismore to discover creative meals of locally-sourced food paired with organic coffee and juices, such as at the Flock Cafe in Lismore.

You can’t miss the area’s natural spoils, from golden beaches in Byron Bay and Ballina to lush hinterland around Lismore and Nimbin. Be sure to experience the towering Mount Warning, right outside Murwillumbah, by hiking up the 8.8-kilometre-long summit trail from Breakfast Creek. If you prefer a bird’s-eye view, take a scenic helicopter flight around the mountain.

Looking for local art and culture? Make Ballina one of your stops and cycle or walk along the Coastal Recreational Path, which includes informative signs and displays highlighting the local Indigenous traditions. You can also visit the weekly Nimbin Farmers Market for live music and fresh produce or explore local street art at Back Alley Gallery in Lismore.

Getting around

There are direct flights to many Northern Rivers towns, including Grafton, Lismore and Ballina. From here, your best bet is renting a car and driving the Legendary Pacific Coast route from one town to the next. While most Northern Rivers towns can be explored on foot, some of the larger city’s provide bus and taxi services.

Northern Rivers travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Northern Rivers?

    When visiting Northern Rivers, consider checking out Ballina, Lismore, and Yamba as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Northern Rivers?

    One of the most popular hotels in Northern Rivers is Ramada Hotel And Suites Ballina Byron, which has been reviewed by 1,536 users and currently has a rating of 8.8/10. Other top-rated locations include Aston Motel Yamba and Arcadia Motel, which have received 8.9/10 and 8.2/10 ratings from our users, respectively.