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Riverside nature strip

Captain Cook Park - at least the official entrance to it with the plaque etc is a distinctly... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Paul L
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Cape Paterson, Australia
Perfect place to refresh

Ballina is an ideal place to stop when driving between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour. Just minutes off... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2016
beheaded c
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Captain Cook Park - at least the official entrance to it with the plaque etc is a distinctly lacklustre looking option. However if you take it as the entire nature strip along the Ballina waterfront near the RSL it is a far more useful affair.

There isn't much room for family mucking about, but there is a nice walkway by the river and a couple of spots for fishermen to try their luck - one at the pier and another place where chaps were pulling fish out at a regular pace (I'll leave the precise location out).

If you are hungry you can try the RSL or a restaurant and/or attached take-away or just stroll around the corner to the main street where there are a number of options available.

All up not a major attraction, but more a functional place to take your ease along the riverfront.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Paul L
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

Ballina is an ideal place to stop when driving between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour. Just minutes off the Pacific highway, you pass the RSL club and turn down Moon street to the Richmond river. Captain Cook park is beside the RSL club but there is a wonderful riverside promenade to walk down and soak in the views and breathe the fresh sea air. We always stop off here and maybe have a coffee nearby or buy some fish and chips. There are tables and seats nearby and public toilets as well. Be warned though that if you bring fish and chips, you will never eat alone as the seagulls will make their presence known. Often people fish from the nearby jetty and the down stream views of the Richmond river are delightful. We would not miss this experience and always move on relaxed.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank beheaded c
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