Welcome to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, the heart of the Northern Rivers region. The Airport is only 5 minutes from Ballina CBD and under 30 minutes to Byron Bay and Lismore helping you get to your destination whether it’s for a holiday or business, quicker.
We are proud to be the gateway to this stunning region of rich natural beauty and cultural diversity. The Northern Rivers is a destination for everyone and boasts some of Australia’s best beaches and surfing, rivers, rainforests and natural tourist attractions. There is always a festival or market going on and an abundance of activities to choose from such as hot ballooning, skydiving, whale watching, diving and snorkelling, sea kayaking or cycling. The region is renowned for the music, arts and cultural events that are held annually and for the eclectic array of cuisines and restaurants dotting the region’s landscape.
At Ballina Byron Gateway Airport we take it seriously that your first impression of this beautiful region is when you disembark. We are proud to be the gateway for your holiday and we continually strive to meet your needs as an airport. For incoming travellers, please see our friendly staff at Visitor Information if you need maps, directions or advice regarding your stay. If you have any questions or concerns just please ask.
According to the NSW Department of Planning (2008) the Northern Rivers is the fastest growing area in NSW with projections indicating 47% growth by 2036 compared with 33% for NSW. Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is ensuring that our infrastructure can and will meet the needs of this population growth and the region’s tourism. As such, we are constantly upgrading our facilities and a terminal expansion will be undertaken in line with these projections. A number of projects have been or are nearing completion enabling Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to increase jet services to make your trip quicker. We are also introducing new routes that our travelling public are requesting and increasing services to existing routes for improved frequency. We as an airport are excited for the future.
So please come and experience our region’s idyllic lifestyle and again we say welcome from the Northern Rivers.