Lismore Area


Welcome to Lismore

Situated in the subtropical valleys south of Mt Warning are the towns of Lismore, Nimbin and a number of picturesque hinterland villages. Visitors can follow the arts trail, visit one of the area's many markets or get back to nature in the many National Parks.

  • Minyon Falls, Nightcap NP
  • Richmond River, Casino

Lismore Events

Lismore comes alive with a huge number of festivals and events throughout the year.

The North Coast National Lismore Show is held each year in mid-October at Lismore Showgrounds. The show has been running for more than 120 years, and showcases the best of agricultural life in the region. Fun for all the family, the show presents local produce and animals, entertainment, and arts and crafts.

The Nimbin Annual Country Show is also a popular day out. Held each September at Nimbin A & I Showground, the show includes animal presentations and events, kids games, a talent quest, and also provides more information about sustainable living.

Drawing crowds of up to 10,000 people, the XXXX Gold Lismore Cup is a big event in the Lismore racing calendar. Held each September, this is a must-see for all race fans!

Light up your life at the Lismore Lantern Parade! Follow the dazzling parade of light sculptures through the city, and enjoy an array of street theatre, live music, dancing, pyrotechnics, market stalls, and illuminated puppets.

The Nimbin Spring Arts Festival showcases new and established artistic talent. Held between the end of September and the beginning of October at the Nimbin School of Arts, it is free to attend, and offers the ideal opportunity to take home some locally produced artworks.

Fly into Lismore Regional Airport

Lismore Regional Airport is located 4 km from Lismore town’s centre. Use the car rental or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip north. Lismore is also a gateway to Byron Bay, less than an hour’s drive northeast. Rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates more than 50 direct flights to and from Sydney weekly. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Lismore.


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Local areas

  • Casino Casino is a thriving rural centre in the heart of rich agricultural country.
  • Evans Head Evans Head is a peaceful, coastal fishing village located on the banks of the Evans River.
  • Kyogle Set on the Richmond River at the base of Fairy Mountain, Kyogle is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty.
  • Lismore Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre.
  • Nimbin Nimbin is set in a beautiful green valley pierced with limestone spires.