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Donkeys on My Mind

New Arrival We had a wonderful present last Sunday. Freda our pregnant donkey gave birth to her second son, Freddy. He was born about 5am and soon was tottering around on his too long, gangly legs and suckling at his [...]

Birds of Ballina and the Big Scrub

With Spring in the air and Summer around the corner, the birds are out and about and we have seen some unique sightings both in Ballina and in the rainforests of the Big Scrub remnants in Alstonville. https://www.bigscrubrainforest.org/ Ballina Birds [...]

The Magical World of Fireflies

Have you ever seen a Firefly? Now is the time to see Fireflies as they emerge from the dark, damp depths of the rainforest looking for a mate.  Have you ever seen the twinkling, mesmerising little glow that flickers around [...]

March into Action

Where to in 2020? Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The weather cools and the rain is falling. We feel energised to go out and explore. Australia has had a torrid few months but is starting to recover.  The [...]

Little Known Facts about Ballina

Did you know that Ballina is on an Island? Ballina is situated in the Northern Rivers, just one hour from the Gold Coast or two hours from Brisbane. As Byron Bay becomes too busy for some people, the delights of [...]

Oysters, Prawns and Fresh Seafood

When you think of Summer on the North Coast what do you think of ? At Alstonville Country Cottages we think of beaches, swimming and leisurely picnics eating fresh seafood. Or watching the sunset over the river with a plate [...]