3 days in Ballina & Grafton Itinerary

3 days in Ballina & Grafton Itinerary

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3 days in Ballina & Grafton Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grafton
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Ballina

Ballina
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ballina vacation planner.

Sydney to Ballina is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grafton.

Things to do in Ballina

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Macadamia Castle
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Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Big Prawn ©
Big Prawn
Macadamia Castle ©
Macadamia Castle

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Grafton

Grafton ©
The city of Grafton is the seat of Local Government, the Federal and State Government administrative centre, and the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Schaeffer House Museum, then make a trip to Grafton Regional Gallery, and then let the kids burn off some steam at See Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grafton trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Grafton takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grafton

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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See Park ©
See Park
Grafton Regional Gallery ©
Grafton Regional Gallery