Travel Blogs from Ballina
From Byron I head to a place called Ballina which where I fly from to
Sydney. I take a fishing trip whilst I am here but unfortunately don't
catch a great deal. There are three of us and the skipper on the boat
and to say the least I feel a little out of my depth as the main topic
of conversation is fishing! I do my best to nod …
We arrived in Ballina early afternoon after passing through Byron Bay (where were supposed to be staying before our hostel blew away!). We were dropped off at the Big Prawn a bit of a way out of the town and the owner of the hostel collected us from there. We settled in and went for a look about the town, it was nice enough and not really a tourist …
Ah Christmas, a time where you huddle round an open fire as it rains outside (everyone knows it never snows on Christmas day). You fight with family about the stress of it all and finally sit down to a big meal of turkey and some drink themselves into a stupor quite happily. Not this year. We arrived in Ballina at the local landmark one of the few …
... off with a few covers before moving on to some material from their recently released first album (quick plug). When the pizzas arrived we could tell immediately what the fuss was all about. My 'Catch Of The Day' was piled high with a blinding combination of Scallops, Prawns, and Calamari and the 'Satay Chicken' pizza was garnished with whole roasted cashews. Jon, who'd been slaving over said pizzas in the kitchen all evening, found time to come and have a drink. This provided ...
Well we said we would be back and here we are, arrived to sunshine this time and it has continued all week. We have once again had a fantastic time, have revisited some favourite places and visited some new ones.
Along with lots of chilling out, afternoon snoozes and wine o'clock we visited Currumbin wildlife park which was very interesting, possums, koalas, Tasmanian devils and much much more. We had Breakfast on the river, a delicious lunch at the house with no steps, a ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking