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Lismore
Travel Guide

Lismore featuring a garden and a festival as well as a large group of people

With exciting theatre shows, intriguing galleries, riverside scenery and ancient rainforests, this New South Wales city is a welcoming year-round destination.

Lismore is an attractive and culturally diverse city just inland from the North Coast, where you can experience a thriving local arts scene near a stunning riverside landscape. Explore the rolling hills and dense rainforest reserves that surround the meandering tributaries of the Richmond River or pick from a selection of exciting arts performances and events that occur throughout the city centre.

Start your trip with a visit to the Lismore Visitor Information Centre to find out what’s on during your stay in town. Check out the city’s parks and gardens, including the fun-filled Heritage Park, which is situated next door to the visitor’s centre and has a miniature railway. Go on a cultural trail through the region’s art galleries and exhibition spaces. Check out Lismore Regional Gallery and visit artists in their studios and galleries.

The Northern Rivers Performing Arts Centre stages excellent productions of theatre, music and dance throughout the year. Farmers markets occur weekly across Lismore’s wider area. Take a seat in a café or restaurant and sample some of the region’s high-quality produce, which includes tropical fruits and delicious macadamia nuts.

Take a trip out to see Lismore’s World Heritage Listed rainforest, known as the Big Scrub. Go for an invigorating trek or pack a picnic and relax beneath a lush forest canopy. See awe-inspiring views across the Border Ranges or marvel at the waterfalls in the Nightcap National Park.

Delve into Lismore’s history at the Richmond River Historical Society Museum and head to nearby Wyrallah to see an Aboriginal ceremonial ring site.

Lismore is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) inland from the coastal city of Ballina. Reach Lismore in just over 2 hours by car from Brisbane or fly into Lismore’s local airport. Combine your visit to Lismore with a trip to the relaxed centres of Byron Bay and Nimbin.

Where to stay in Lismore

River Park Motor Inn
River Park Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
123 Centre Street, Casino, NSW
The price is Rs4,620 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in Casino, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casino Folk Museum, Queen Elizabeth Park and Casino Golf Club. Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve and ...
4/5Very Good! (185 reviews)
"Comfortable"

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

River Park Motor Inn
Aza Motel
Aza Motel
3 out of 5
114 Keen Street, Lismore, NSW
The price is Rs7,005 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in the heart of Lismore, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lismore Regional Gallery and Lismore Base Hospital. Lismore Workers Golf Club is 1.3 mi ...
4.4/5Excellent! (178 reviews)
"Quite a big room with small kitchenette. Great pool."

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2020

Aza Motel
Lismore Bounty Motel
Lismore Bounty Motel
4 out of 5
241 Keen Street, Lismore, NSW
The price is Rs8,122 per night from 19 Jun to 19 Jun
Situated in Lismore, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore Workers Golf Club and Lismore Base Hospital. Wilson Nature Reserve ...
4.2/5Excellent! (133 reviews)
"Best Motel in Lismore. Friendly staff and good amenities"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Lismore Bounty Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lismore Lake Holiday Park
Lismore Lake Holiday Park
3 out of 5
156 Bruxner Highway, Loftville, NSW
The price is Rs6,087 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Located in Loftville, this cabin is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lismore Regional Gallery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lismore Workers Golf Club and Lismore Base Hospital. ...
4/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
Overnigth stay
"Great place for overnight stay and good clean condition"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2020

Lismore Lake Holiday Park
Teretre Cabins Nimbin
Teretre Cabins Nimbin
3 out of 5
5 High Street, Nimbin, NSW
The price is Rs9,646 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Nimbin Visitor Information Centre and Nimbin Markets. Nightcap National Park is 2.9 mi ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
"Property is only 10 min walk off main shops and away from main road. Pets are welcome. Nice bath and comfy room. Nice outdoor verandah to watch birds. Loved the extra mozzie coils and incense. Thanks"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

Teretre Cabins Nimbin
Nimbin Waterfall Retreat
Nimbin Waterfall Retreat
3.5 out of 5
14 Weismantel Rd, Nimbin, NSW
The price is Rs8,644 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Situated in Nimbin, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nightcap National Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Nimbin Visitor ...
3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
"We had a nice night, unfortunately it rained so got wet going to the bathroom but apart from that everything else was okay."

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021

Nimbin Waterfall Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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