Did you know that Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has been expanded and upgraded? Stages 1 and 2 have been completed and stage 3 is due to be completed in mid 2019.

$4.5 million from the NSW Government and $2.4 million from Ballina Shire Council has been invested in improving this essential tourist experience to the region. If you live in Newcastle, Sydney or Melbourne there are daily flights to Ballina or Lismore.

Why drive when you can fly? Treat yourself to a short break up here on the beautiful Byron Ballina Hinterland.

536,000 passengers per annum pass through the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. That makes it the 3rd most popular in NSW. Come and visit. Its soo easy…

Extra Summer flights into Ballina

Jetstar has daily direct flights from Melbourne to Ballina. http://www.jetstar.com

Virgin has twice daily flights from Sydney.   http://www.virginaustralia.com

Flypelican flies to Newcastle, 6 times a week.  http://www.flypelican.com.au

Rex airlines flies regularly out of Ballina and Lismore Airports

Airport Dining

Waiting for a flight? Meeting friends and relatives? Enjoy the new facilities

Horizon Airport Cafe is now being extended to a new exciting Beach Grill and Saltbar

Find out more about the expansion and flight specials at http://www.ballinabyronairport.com.au 

Watch the time lapse video at http://www.ballinabyronairport.com.au/expansion-projects/

Self Drive, pick up or taxi

There are plenty of  car hire firms based at the airport. Here is a selection:

Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar, EziCar, Budget, Avis.


Some accommodation motels will collect you or if you book direct with  Alstonville Country Cottages, situated just 10 minutes drive from the Airport  http://www.alstonvillecottages.com 

Owen or Aria can advise you on taxis or a pickup service. Ring  0402 281315.

Lismore Airport

Just 2 km from the centre of Lismore or 15 minutes drive from Alstonville is the regional airport of Lismore.


Check out their daily flights with Rex Airlineshttp://www.rex.com.au