Surfing and Turtles: Lennox Head Ballina North Coast NSW

I just experienced an enjoyable backpacker beach holiday at Lennox Head, located in the Ballina Shire of the New South Wales North Coast. I stayed at the Lennox Head YHA which is excellently located 100 metres from 7 Mile Beach, the Surf Club and Lake Ainsworth.


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Rescued Sea Turtles

One highlight was visiting and learning about rescued Sea Turtles at Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR)

ASR is almost fully funded by donations and staffed by volunteers, a grass-roots community group with a passion for coastal wildlife rescue and conservation.

In 2012, ASR celebrates 20 years of coastal wildlife conservation. Their work will continue rescuing and protecting shorebirds, marine turtles and raising awareness about the human impact on the environment, continuing their founder’s legacy of reducing the impacts of marine plastic debris.

Rescued Sea Turtles

Rescued Sea Turtles

Rescued Sea Turtles

The second highlight was taking photos of surfers at Lennox Head’s 7 Mile Beach opposite the Surf Club.

Neerav Bhatt taking photos of Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Wipeout - Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Wipeout - Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

Lennox Head Surfers - 7 Mile Beach

5 thoughts on “Surfing and Turtles: Lennox Head Ballina North Coast NSW”

  1. Sea turtles must be saved and preserved so the next generation will be able to witness and appreciate their beauty. I have experienced swimming with them at the African beaches. It was really a great moment. But warning! they bite! 🙂

  2. So I’ve heard that there are still a lot of sea turtles in the Philippines. Though it they are considered endangered species, a lot of underground buying of these are going on. Hope the government could put an iron fist on these to preserve them.

  3. Hello i am Darren Butt

    I enjoy reading your articles

    I am looking forward to read more..

  4. Love the turtles and the fabulous surfing shots. Makes me feel a little insignificant on my trusty boogie board.

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