Some services are currently being offered online due the current COVID-19 situation.

Ballina Richmond River

Ballina Richmond River
April 17, 2015 mariane uehara

Ballina is a small town 30 minutes south of Byron Bay which is located in north eastern New South Wales, Australia. That’s were we stayed during the Byron Bay Bluefest (I am a huge fan of  soulful music, specially if is Ben Harper singing ♡). After the first night of the festival, I woke up in Ballina on a cloudy and breezy Sunday morning. I looked out the window and I saw a few cyclists and runners on the road, so I got excited to go for a run too. I asked at the hotel reception where a nice running route in town was. To my great surprise, a perfect running route along was just a few meters from my hotel.


Ballina – New South Wales – Australia


  • Start and finish at the RSL Club. There are places to park around there.
  • This 5 miles course is pretty flat and goes along the Richmond river all the way to Lighhouse beach, the turn around point.
  • When you cross the Missingham bridge around mile 1.5, you will see the river meeting the ocean.
  • There are water fountains and restrooms along the course.
  • It is nice to stop and read the signs to learn about the local fauna and flora and also the history of the city.
  • When you reach the turn around point, you will see a beach, so you could add more miles running on the sand.
  • Running on the “opposite side” is a little bit confusing to me, so I just keep in mind what my brother told me: “Stay left look right.”
  • A few miles from this route is the biggest prawn you will ever seen in your life:)

outfit: Lululemon

shoes: On CloudSurfer

photos: GoPro HERO4 Silver

some dreams are worth sharing