LismoreAustralia

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Visit Lismore

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.

Top hotels in Lismore

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Melville House
Melville House
4 out of 5
267 Ballina Road, Lismore, NSW
£31
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Situated in Lismore, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore Workers Golf Club and Lismore Regional Gallery. Lismore Visitor ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)

"The breakfast was very nice. The owner was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Melville House
Lismore City Motor Inn
Lismore City Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
129 Magellan St, Lismore, NSW
£55
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

Situated in Lismore, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Lismore Regional Gallery and Lismore Visitor Information Centre. Lismore Base Hospital and Lismore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (294 reviews)

"It was all so easy - the room had everything i needed to just walk in, relax and sleep (the bed was really comfy) and head off again refreshed."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Lismore City Motor Inn
River Park Motor Inn
River Park Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
123 Centre Street, Casino, NSW
£51
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

Situated in Casino, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Casino Folk Museum, Queen Elizabeth Park and Casino Golf Club. Lismore Visitor Information Centre and ...

4/5Very Good! (167 reviews)

"The River Park Motor Inn was a very clean and well prepared room. An extension cord between the bedside lights was needed as both of us like to read before going to sleep. Other wise a very nice stay and having the microwave to heat our dinner was a nice extra."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019

River Park Motor Inn

Top activities in Lismore

Kayaking, Snorkeling & Hiking Adventure Tour with Lunch
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Kayaking, Snorkeling & Hiking Adventure Tour with Lunch

£116

Swim in pristine pools beneath cascading falls, stroll through subtropical rainforests, and paddle around the rich marine habitats of dolphins and whales on this active expert-led excursion. From its misty mountains to its wave-warped coast, explore the natural wonders surrounding Byron Bay.

Hiking & Surfing Day Trip with Lunch
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Hiking & Surfing Day Trip with Lunch

£116

Wander subtropical rainforests, gaze at cascading waterfalls, and learn how to hang ten on this active excursion. With an expert guide to lead you, explore the sprawling grounds of Nightcap National Park, enjoy a fun surfing lesson, and tuck into a delicious barbecue lunch.

Hire Bikes and ride local trails
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Hire Bikes and ride local trails

£21

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Kyogle Visitor Information Centre, Summerland Way Cnr Anzac Dr, Kyogle, New South Wales 2474 Australia Local trails in state forest,over 15 kms and more built everyday. Duration: 2 hours

Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour
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Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

£42

Put your snorkel gear on and jump into the waters of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Swim alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat in the Cape Byron Marine Sanctuary. Swim among schools of exotic fish and experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.

Private Surf Lesson in Byron Bay
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Private Surf Lesson in Byron Bay

£69

Join a private surf lesson with a professional instructor and you'll be riding the waves in no time. Tackle the crests of Byron Bay, one of the world's most popular surf destinations, and gain valuable tips from an experienced surfer during this personalized introduction to the sport.

Introductory Scuba Diving Tour
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Introductory Scuba Diving Tour

£104

Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Swim with marine life such as turtles and manta rays, as well as interesting Southern Ocean animals like blue gropers and wobbegong sharks.

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