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Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
9.1 Excellent
27-29 Yamba Road, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Yamba, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 429 reviews
9.1

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
25 Schwinghammer Street, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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2.4 km from city centre, Grafton, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 427 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.

Ballina Heritage Inn
Ballina Heritage Inn
8.8 Excellent
229 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 779 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.

The Sands Resort
The Sands Resort
8.3 Excellent
20-21 Pacific Parade, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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2.6 km from city centre, Yamba, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 395 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
285-287 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 615 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
38-42 Schwinghammer St., Pacific Highway, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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2.6 km from city centre, Grafton, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 327 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
5 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
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
99 Ballina Road, Lismore, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Lismore, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 269 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.

Dawson Motor Inn
Dawson Motor Inn
9.0 Excellent
25 Dawson Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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28.2 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 620 reviews
9.0

Dawson Motor Inn is located in Lismore and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It also features an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

The Beach Cabarita
The Beach Cabarita
8.7 Excellent
2 - 6 Pandanus Parade, Cabarita Beach, NSW, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Cabarita Beach, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 326 reviews
8.7

Situated in Cabarita Beach, The Beach Cabarita is within a 25-minute drive of Gold Coast Airport and provides an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a private beach. The various facilities this relaxed property features include a kids pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sun deck.

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Riversleigh Guesthouse
Riversleigh Guesthouse
9.3 Excellent
5 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Ballina 

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.

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Grafton Central Motel
Grafton Central Motel
8.7 Excellent
37 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Grafton 

This comfortable motel in Grafton offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and an express check-in and check-out feature. It is a 10-minute drive from Grafton District Golf Club and provides free private parking on site.

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Gateway Lifestyle Yamba Waters
Gateway Lifestyle Yamba Waters
8.2 Excellent
Yamba, NSW, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Yamba 

Boasting a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Yamba Waters is located in Yamba and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a garden, a tour desk and laundry facilities.

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Quality Inn Grafton
Quality Inn Grafton
7.9 Good
51 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Grafton 

Quality Inn Grafton is located in Grafton and offers newly renovated rooms and complimentary wireless internet. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and laundry facilities.

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Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
9.6 Excellent
Crystal Creek, NSW, Australia
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7.1 km from city centre, Crystal Creek 

This comfortable lodge in Crystal Creek provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as a swimming pool and a games room. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchen.

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Almare Tourist Motel
Almare Tourist Motel
8.7 Excellent
339 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Ballina 

Almare Tourist Motel is situated in Ballina and is close to the area's tourist attractions. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

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Yamba Central
Yamba Central
8.6 Excellent
26 Coldstream Street, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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1.9 km from city centre, Yamba 

Located in Yamba, this hostel is within a five-minute walk of Yamba Golf and Country Club, and a short drive from Angourie. It also offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and an outdoor pool.

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Australian Hotel Grafton
Australian Hotel Grafton
6.0 Good
57 Through Street, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Australian Hotel Grafton is located in South Grafton and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$19
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Nimbin Rox Yha
Nimbin Rox Yha
8.7 Excellent
74 Thorburn Street, Lismore, NSW, Australia
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25.4 km from city centre,  

Situated in Nimbin, Nimbin Rox YHA is an easy drive from Coffee Camp and offers an outdoor pool, a free shuttle service and bicycle rental. The numerous facilities this unique hostel has to offer include wireless internet and a garden.

$29
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Yamba Central
Yamba Central
8.6 Excellent
26 Coldstream Street, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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1.9 km from city centre,  

Located in Yamba, this hostel is within a five-minute walk of Yamba Golf and Country Club, and a short drive from Angourie. It also offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and an outdoor pool.

$32
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Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
7.3 Good
56 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre,  

Slipway Hotel Motel is situated in Ballina and features free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this charming motel offers include meeting rooms, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$92
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Grey Gum Lodge
Grey Gum Lodge
9.4 Excellent
# 2 High Street, Nimbin, NSW, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Set in Nimbin, Grey Gum Lodge is an easy drive from Tuntable Creek and offers free wireless internet, room service and luggage storage. It also provides a safe, a terrace and a library.

$94
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Almare Tourist Motel
Almare Tourist Motel
8.7 Excellent
339 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre,  

Almare Tourist Motel is situated in Ballina and is close to the area's tourist attractions. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

$95
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Tweed River Motel
Tweed River Motel
8.3 Excellent
55 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia
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4.6 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is located an easy drive from Kingscliff. It provides a gym, as well as water-skiing, fishing and water activities.

$101
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Ballina Travellers Lodge
Ballina Travellers Lodge
8.6 Excellent
Ballina, NSW, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Ballina Travellers Lodge provides a comfortable setting when in Ballina. It also offers an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

$101
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Hotel prices in Northern Rivers

3 stars

$29 - $207

Ballina Homestead Motel

No. 1 most popular

$122
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Comfort Inn All Seasons

No. 2 most popular

$134
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Nimbin Rox Yha

Best value

Nimbin Rox Yha
8.7 Excellent
$29
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4 stars and up

$135 - $668

Angourie Resort

No. 1 most popular

Angourie Resort
8.6 Excellent
$190
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Ballina Heritage Inn

No. 2 most popular

$158
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Ballina Byron Islander Resort And Conference Centre
$135
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Where to stay in Northern Rivers

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?

    You can find several places worth visiting in Northern Rivers. Ballina, Yamba, and Lennox Head are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in Northern Rivers?

    Ballina Homestead Motel is a very popular hotel in Northern Rivers, with a score of 8.6 from 848 reviews. Comfort Inn All Seasons (8.5 from 1,056 reviews) and Ballina Byron Islander Resort And Conference Centre (8.2 from 832 reviews) are also highly rated Northern Rivers hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.