Local Info

Ballina and the surrounding area has so much to offer with beautiful beaches, markets, rivers, waterfalls, fun things for kids and thrill seekers. Ballina is only 25 min drive to Byron Bay, with all the beauty of Byron without the hustle or the price tag.

Ballina is located on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, 80 minutes drive South of the Gold Coast and Queensland border. 188km South of Brisbane or 740km North of Sydney.

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Ballina / Alstonville / Lennox Head attractions

 www.discoverballina.com.au  www.ballinamaritimemuseum.com.au
 www.summerlandhouse.com.au  www.ballinafairshopping.com.au
 www.rhsballina.com.au  www.thursdayplantation.com
 www.rrcruises.com.au  www.tevenvalleygolfcourse.com.au
 www.ballinarsl.com.au  www.macadamiacastle.com.au
 www.fluersrestaurant.com.au  www.wildwalks.com.au
 Ballina paths/bike tracks  www.ballina.nsw.gov.au/paths-bike-tracks

Surrounding area and Gold Coast

 www.tropicalfruitworld.com.au  www.crystalcastle.com.au
 www.beachhorseriding.com.au  www.thunderbirdpark.com.au
 www.rainforestskywalk.com.au  www.cws.org.au
www.dreamworld.com.au www.movieworld.com.au

Byron Bay attractions

www.pegasuspark.com.au www.cushyfishingcharters.com.au
www.byronbaycharters.com.au www.byronbaycruises.com.au
www.sundive.com.au www.byronbaydivecentre.com.au
www.bluebaydivers.com.au www.byronbayadventuretours.com.au
www.greencauldrontours.com www.skydive.com.au
www.byronbayballooning.com.au www.byronbaymicrolights.com.au
www.flightzone.com.au www.australiaskydive.com.au
www.airtg.com.au www.mojosurf.com.au



Ballina Byron airport is 4km away, a 10 min drive. Accessible by Hire Car, Taxi, Bus or walking for those who don’t mind a bit of exercise!


Local bus lines travel daily between Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Lennox Head and Mullumbimby. www.blanchs.com.au


Travelling on the Pacific Highway: arriving from South: take first Ballina exit, go past the Big Prawn continue along until you go over a bridge – we are 2 blocks along on the left hand side. arriving from North take the second Ballina exit, go past the Big Prawn continue along until you go over a bridge – we are 2 blocks along on the left hand side.


Latest News & Articles

Winner! Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Thank you to all of our wonderful guests for your lovely comments – thanks to you the Coast Inn Motel has been awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence for consistently high review scores. Certificate of Excellence celebrates the accommodations, attractions and eateries that make these perfect trips possible. Now in its 5th year, the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award recognizes establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travelers. WinnersContinue Reading

BALLINA HOTELS AMONG NSW’S BEST – and we’re 2nd in town!

Based on over 120 million traveller ratings, www.trivago.com.au presents its 2014 ranking of the top destinations and hotels loved by the masses. Ballina has the 9th best online hotel reputation in NSW and is ranked 44th in Australia, Hotels in the town had an average rating of 81.99, the Coast Inn Motel was ranked number 2 in the region with a rating of 86.53 narrowly missing the top spot byContinue Reading

FREE Ballina accommodation!

Nathan and I really appreciate building relationships with regular travelers and seeing familiar faces, so we wanted to develop a program to show our appreciation to our regular guests. Whilst investigating different approaches to loyalty programs we decided that everyone loves something for free – and so we have developed a Free Night Loyalty Program. How does it work? Regular travelers register for our loyalty program and after 10 nightsContinue Reading

Like our renovations?

We are embarking on a journey to renovate some of our rooms. As with most things, you learn from experience… So rather than renovate all the rooms to discover that its not functional or guests just don’t like it we have renovated one of our rooms as a trial run. The renovation so far comprises; shortened bench top which matches the new timber bedhead with bedside drawers, a new whiteContinue Reading

To review or not to review?

Recently booking.com advised us that the Coast Inn Motel had been selected with a handful of other motels in Australia to be included in an upcoming promotion about the importance of guest reviews. Our consistently high results highlighted us as a high performer, of course this was not only very flattering but also made me consider reviews in a whole new light. Since taking over the motel seven months ago,Continue Reading

Book your Easter holiday!

Heading to Byron Blues Festival this year or perhaps visiting family? With only 6 weeks to Easter, its time to get organised! According to booking.com Ballina is already 90% booked out so if you plan to get away make sure your have somewhere to stay!

A Fresh Look

The Coast Inn Motel has a fresh look! Only five months ago we started in this new business and have gradually started making some improvements, this new website is one of the first. Check out our rooms, prices, reviews and specials as well as some local info and events. Stay posted as the next exciting task is commencing: the renovation of our motel rooms!

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