Aboriginal Bora Ring is one of the several tribal ceremonial grounds in the district and has been fenced and marked with a description board. Ceremonial grounds are very significant to the Aboriginal people and are...
On the banks of the beautiful Wilsons River, Lismore is a regional town with a thriving arts community, wonderful galleries and colourful markets. A popular festival is the Lantern Parade, and World Heritage rainforest and coastal beaches are a scenic drive away.
A major town in verdant hinterland on the far North Coast of NSW, Lismore is a wonderful holiday destination. Home for many artists and performers, you’ll find a rich cultural life reflected in the number of art galleries, theatres, performing arts spaces and markets in and around Lismore.
Discover outdoor sculptures along the riverbank on the Wilsons River Experience Walk. A great way to experience the town’s galleries - and vintage and recycling markets on weekends - is on the Arts, Vintage and Retro Trail, a delightful walk that includes street art and the Lismore Regional Gallery.
Join the festivities for the Lismore Lantern Parade, held on or around every winter solstice, the longest night of the year. This brilliant event celebrates strong multicultural and community spirit with a spectacular parade featuring illuminated puppets, pyrotechnics, and music and fire art.
For fresh local produce, browse the weekly Lismore Organic Market. Volcanic soils in the Lismore region produce a range of delicious produce, including macadamia, avocado, stone fruit, blueberries, coffee, beef, pork and dairy. There are farmers markets in Nimbin and Blue Knob, too.
For precious stones and jewellery, enjoy the Lismore Gemfest in May. The town is also a great base for exploring World Heritage rainforest in the region, including Nightcap National Park and Border Ranges National Park. Accommodation options in Lismore and surrounds suit a range of budgets.