Sandalwood Van and Leisure Park is a pet friendly travellers park set on 21 acres of pasture and bushland 12 kilometres south of Ballina on the Pacific Highway.
They are minutes to a pet friendly beach, and a one kilometre stroll to the river town of Wardell. There are large, spacious, level powered sites, cabins, a swimming pool and well presented amenities. Just a short drive to Patches Beach and plenty of fishing spots. A lovely quiet park.
Often voted the best value for money, and earning a fabulous reputation for it's cleanliness and the warm welcome you receive when visiting. Set in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia with never ending lush green grass.
Experience the peacefulness of the Koala Sanctuary walking tracks, a joining the tourist park. You may even see a koala or two.
A range of fully self contained modern Deluxe En Suite and Standard Cabins are available.
Also available are shady grass or concrete powered sites, (some drive through).
Swimming pool, barbecues, very clean amenities, and disabled facilities.
In the 1850s, Wardell was a cedar getter settlement known as 'Blackwall' where two saw mills operated and the river trade flourished. As the availability of cedar wood diminished, so the opportunity arose for the planting of sugar cane and this now remains the main industry of Wardell.
Wardell is a great fishing spot and the 'Wardell Walkabout' is a tour of the historic buildings of a bygone era. A brochure is available at the Ballina Visitor Centre....
The town of Broadwater is the site of one of the earliest settlements on the Richmond River. It is a quaint friendly place whose sugar mill is the heart of town. For many months of the year the mill is a vibrant part of the town with the crushing season commencing in early June and continuing until the end of the year. Broadwater is adjacent to the Broadwater National Park, home to hectares of flat heath country which, in spring, features vast areas of bright wildflowers including Pink Boronia, Wax flowers, Heath, Wedding Bush and many different species of Banksia....
If you are into horses, or just looking for a relaxing rural getaway, Tassiriki Ranch is the place. Only 75 minutes south of the Gold Coast and just a short drive from the popular seaside towns of Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina. Nestled amongst the cane fields on the North Coast of New South Wales, Tassiriki Ranch occupies 40 acres of lush grasslands just 800 metres from secluded South Ballina Beach. Tassiriki Ranch offers relaxing accommodation with organised horse-riding activities for both guests and visitors. Guests with their own horses are welcome to bring them on holiday and experience a beachside horse-riding holiday together.
Tassiriki Ranch also offers "quality care for your horse" with short-term and long-term agistment available in both shared paddocks and private stables.
Features include guided beach trail rides, riding lessons and pony rides, air-conditioned holiday cabins, holidays with your own horse, and horse agistment....