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Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
9.2 Excellent

0.2 km from city centre, Yamba Show on map

ExcellentBased on 391 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
7.8 Good

2.4 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

GoodBased on 343 reviews
7.8

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.

Ballina Beach Village
Ballina Beach Village
8.0 Excellent

2.5 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 144 reviews
8.0

Boasting an outdoor pool, Ballina Beach Village is located in South Ballina and offers modern accommodation. It also provides laundry facilities, a playground and room service.

Ballina Heritage Inn
Ballina Heritage Inn
8.8 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 711 reviews
8.8

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.

The Sands Resort
The Sands Resort
8.3 Excellent

2.6 km from city centre, Yamba Show on map

ExcellentBased on 373 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
8.5 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 541 reviews
8.5

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.

The Rosary
The Rosary
9.4 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

ExcellentBased on 352 reviews
9.4

Boasting an outdoor pool, The Rosary is situated in Grafton and provides comfortable accommodation. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Espana Motel
Espana Motel
8.3 Excellent

2.6 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

ExcellentBased on 286 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

0.9 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

ExcellentBased on 235 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

0.2 km from city centre, Lismore Show on map

ExcellentBased on 257 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

0.9 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

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.

2
Grafton Central Motel
Grafton Central Motel
8.7 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

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.

3
Yamba Waters Holiday Park
Yamba Waters Holiday Park
8.2 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Yamba Show on map

Boasting a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Yamba Waters is located in Yamba and offers comfortable accommodation. It also provides a garden, a tour desk and laundry facilities.

4
Quality Inn Grafton
Quality Inn Grafton
7.9 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

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.

5
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat
9.6 Excellent

7.1 km from city centre, Crystal Creek Show on map

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.

6
Almare Tourist Motel
Almare Tourist Motel
8.7 Excellent

1.6 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

Almare Tourist Motel is situated in Ballina and is close to the area's tourist attractions. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

7
Yamba Yha Backpacker Beach Resort
Yamba Yha Backpacker Beach Resort
8.6 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Yamba Show on map

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.

8
Hilldrop Motor Inn
Hilldrop Motor Inn
7.1 Good

5.6 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable motel is located an easy drive from Grafton. It also provides luggage storage, room service and a tour desk.

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Nimbin Rox Yha
Nimbin Rox Yha
8.7 Excellent

25.4 km from city centre, Lismore Show on map

Situated in Nimbin, Nimbin Rox YHA is an easy drive from Coffee Camp and offers an outdoor pool, a free shuttle service and bicycle rental. The numerous facilities this unique hostel has to offer include wireless internet and a garden.

$26
Avg. per night
Yamba Yha Backpacker Beach Resort
Yamba Yha Backpacker Beach Resort
8.6 Excellent

2.0 km from city centre, Yamba Show on map

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.

$30
Avg. per night
Australian Hotel Grafton
Australian Hotel Grafton
6.0 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Grafton Show on map

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.

$44
Avg. per night
Ballina Byron Motor Inn
Ballina Byron Motor Inn

1.5 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

Boasting an outdoor pool, Ballina Byron Motor Inn is located in Ballina and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage and laundry facilities.

$74
Avg. per night
Australian Hotel
Australian Hotel
7.2 Good

0.8 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

Australian Hotel is located in Ballina and features free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$75
Avg. per night
Grey Gum Lodge
Grey Gum Lodge
9.4 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Nimbin Show on map

Set in Nimbin, Grey Gum Lodge is an easy drive from Tuntable Creek and offers free wireless internet, room service and luggage storage. It also provides a safe, a terrace and a library.

$88
Avg. per night
River Park Motor Inn
River Park Motor Inn
7.9 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Casino Show on map

River Park Motor Inn provides a comfortable setting when in Casino. It also offers laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and an executive floor.

$90
Avg. per night
Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
7.2 Good

0.9 km from city centre, Ballina Show on map

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.

$91
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Northern Rivers

2 stars or below

$97 - $126

Grafton Central Motel

No. 1 most popular

$121
Avg. per night
Iluka Motel

No. 2 most popular

Iluka Motel
9.0 Excellent
$126
Avg. per night
Hi-Way Motel Grafton

Best value

$97
Avg. per night
3 stars

$26 - $178

Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort

No. 1 most popular

$129
Avg. per night
Ballina Beach Resort

No. 2 most popular

$177
Avg. per night
Nimbin Rox Yha

Best value

Nimbin Rox Yha
8.7 Excellent
$26
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$30 - $603

Angourie Resort

No. 1 most popular

Angourie Resort
8.6 Excellent
$217
Avg. per night
Ballina Heritage Inn

No. 2 most popular

$157
Avg. per night
Yamba Yha Backpacker Beach Resort

Best value

$30
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

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?

    Users favour staying in areas such as Ballina, Yamba, and Lismore. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Northern Rivers?

    Northern Rivers is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort, which has a current rating of 8.4. For other potential stays, consider Ballina Beach Resort and Ballina Homestead Motel, which can also be great places to stay in Northern Rivers.