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Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
9.2 Excellent
27-29 Yamba Road, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Yamba, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 414 reviews
9.2

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
7.7 Good
25 Schwinghammer Street, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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2.4 km from city centre, Grafton, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 436 reviews
7.7

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.

Pacific Motor Inn
Pacific Motor Inn
7.3 Good
38 Woodburn Street, Evans Head, NSW, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Evans Head, NSW, Australia 
GoodBased on 533 reviews
7.3

Pacific Motor Inn Evans Head is located in Evans Head and features free wireless internet. It also provides an outdoor pool.

Ballina Heritage Inn
Ballina Heritage Inn
8.7 Excellent
229 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 749 reviews
8.7

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.

Richmond Motor Inn
Richmond Motor Inn
8.7 Excellent
227 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 468 reviews
8.7

Richmond Motor Inn is situated in Ballina and features complimentary wireless internet. It is a short drive from Lighthouse Beach Ballina and provides free private parking on site.

The Sands Resort at Yamba
The Sands Resort at Yamba
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 388 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
8.4 Excellent
285-287 River Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Ballina, NSW, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 577 reviews
8.4

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 314 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 230 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 252 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.

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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
36 Golding Street, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Yamba 

Yamba Waters offers a comfortable setting when in Yamba. It also provides laundry facilities, an outdoor pool and a tour desk.

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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.

S$ 18
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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.

S$ 32
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Pacific Hotel Yamba
Pacific Hotel Yamba
8.1 Excellent
18 Pilot Street, Yamba, NSW, Australia
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2.2 km from city centre,  

The hotel is situated in Yamba and is close to nearby attractions, such as Yamba Golf and Country Club. It is also a five-minute stroll from Main Beach Yamba and Clarence River Light, and is close to many of the area's popular attractions.

S$ 68
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Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
7.2 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.

S$ 85
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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, a terrace and luggage storage. It also provides a library, room service and a shuttle service.

S$ 87
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Hi-Way Motel Grafton
Hi-Way Motel Grafton
7.7 Good
25 Schwinghammer Street, Grafton, NSW, Australia
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2.4 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 88
Avg. per night
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.

S$ 88
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Reflections Holiday Parks Ballina
Reflections Holiday Parks Ballina
8.5 Excellent
Ballina, NSW, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre,  

The property is located in Ballina and is close to Lighthouse Beach Ballina. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

S$ 93
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Hotel prices in Northern Rivers

2 stars or below

S$ 18 - S$ 88

Australian Hotel Grafton

No. 1 most popular

S$ 18
Avg. per night
Hi-Way Motel Grafton

Best value

S$ 88
Avg. per night
3 stars

S$ 68 - S$ 398

Aston Motel Yamba

No. 1 most popular

Aston Motel Yamba
8.9 Excellent
S$ 118
Avg. per night
Arcadia Motel

No. 2 most popular

Arcadia Motel
8.2 Excellent
S$ 108
Avg. per night
Pacific Hotel Yamba

Best value

Pacific Hotel Yamba
8.1 Excellent
S$ 68
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 126 - S$ 627

Ramada Hotel And Suites Ballina Byron

No. 1 most popular

S$ 183
Avg. per night
Ballina Heritage Inn

No. 2 most popular

S$ 155
Avg. per night
Ballina Byron Islander Resort And Conference Centre
S$ 126
Avg. per night

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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?

    When visiting Northern Rivers, consider checking out Ballina, Yamba, and Lismore as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Northern Rivers?

    Northern Rivers is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Ramada Hotel And Suites Ballina Byron, which has a current rating of 8.8. For other potential stays, consider Aston Motel Yamba and Arcadia Motel, which can also be great places to stay in Northern Rivers.