Ballina and the Raft

The maritime history of the area can be seen by the famous La Balsa raft. The rafts were made from the balsa wood which crossed the Pacific from Ecuador to Ballina in 178 days in 1973. 

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Cristy Houghton
Ballina and the Prawn

Eastern King Prawn, also known as the Ocean King Prawn, is almost transparent with a blue tail tinged with red around the edges and a long rostrum or spike between the eyes.

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Cristy Houghton
Early Bird Tickets

Hop to it!  Tickets for the Ballina Prawn Festival are now on sale!

And with all the exciting races, competitions and delicious prawns you get your hands on, why would you want to miss out?

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Cristy Houghton
Food at the Festival

The Ballina Prawn Festival is renowned for its delicious range of dining options. There is always something for everyone from delectable fresh prawns and oysters to woodfired pizza, tempura, teriyaki, paella, dumplings, burgers, pancakes and much, much more!

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Cristy Houghton