2Hr Ballina Sunset River Cruise

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Here is a must-do activity when in Ballina- watch the sunset as you cruise down the incredible waters of the Richmond River around Ballina Island while sipping on a cold drink and enjoying local snacks.

Richmond River Nature Reserve is located on the southern bank of the lower Richmond River at South Ballina. On this lazy river cruise, immerse yourself in the unparalleled scenic beauty of the reserve. Explore the lush mangrove forests and the calm creeks that branch off the Richmond River. The modern eco-friendly vessel offers a fast and smooth ride, with the added bonus of a 360° view for all passengers. This means everyone gets the best view!

Whether you are a birdwatcher or not, the birdlife here will amaze you. Mangroves and other coastal vegetation communities thriving in Richmond River Nature Reserve are home to over 160 bird species. Look out for dolphins and other aquatic friends too! The onboard marine biologist will help you learn about the diverse flora and fauna that lives here. 

As the sun sets over the river, enjoy a refreshing beverage and nibble on some tasty local snacks. Make sure that you have a camera in hand because the photo opportunities here are countless. Take in the sights and sounds of the wilderness around you getting ready to settle in for the night. 

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as you witness the most remarkable sunset of your life, enveloped by nature. Book now!

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Departure Details

Departure Location Lance Ferris Wharf, 12 Fawcett St, Ballina

  • Boards 17:00

  • Departs 17:30

  • Returns 19:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2hr sunset cruise on the tranquil waters of the Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Cruise on a modern, eco-friendly vessel offering 360° views of the river and its surrounds
  • Enjoy views of the the thick mangroves, creeks and a variety of flora and wild birds
  • Plenty of photo opportunities of the glorious sunset over the river
  • Informative commentary from the marine biologist on board
  • Locally made sweet and savoury delights
  • 2 complimentary cold beverages

Terms Of Services

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  • Adult Price

    from $70


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