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The perfect place to stay for school camps, community groups, and more

Just one hour south of the Gold Coast on NSW’s Far North Coast, Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre has accommodation for 290 guests and a variety of accommodation options to suit:

  • School camps
  • Weddings
  • Community groups
  • Corporate packages
  • Sporting events
  • Surf weekends.

See the full range of self-contained and catered accommodation options at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre.

The fun never stops

From adventure challenges and water-based activities to bush outings and recreational fun, there’s plenty of non-stop action to choose from at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre. Choose from instructor-led activities such as archery, fencing or canoeing. Other activities include tennis, swimming and bike riding. Self-catered groups of 20+ can pre-book instructor-led activities. Group costs apply and activities are subject to availability.

Instructor-led activities*:

  • Initiatives, bivouac
  • Beach walking, bike riding
  • Archery, tennis
  • Canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, snorkelling, swimming, marine studies.

Facilities include:

  • 25-metre swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Indoor basketball court
  • BBQ area
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Conference rooms
  • Playing fields
  • Gym facilities for specialist sporting programs

A stone's throw

Offering the best of the north coast without the crowds, Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre is only 15 minutes from Ballina airport and a stone’s throw from:

  • The relaxed beach vibe of Byron Bay and glitz of the Gold Coast
  • Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point
  • Lush sub-tropical rainforests and National Parks.

With its relaxed beauty and convenient location, come and stay at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre and discover why so many people keep coming back.

*Please note: Some activities may not be available at the time of your booking due to COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions or COVID Safety Plan practices. Please contact 13 13 02 for more information.

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