Lismore

Highlights

Lismore is a North Coast town, famous for its significant and thriving arts community and beautiful surroundings. Set on undulating countryside by the Richmond River, Lismore is also situated near the majestic Nightcap National Park.

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About Lismore

Lismore is a major North Coast township set in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Many artists and performers have established themselves in this region, and the town has a rich and invigorating cultural life. This is reflected in the number of galleries, theatres and performing arts spaces in and around Lismore.

Join the festivities for the Lismore Lantern Parade, an annual event held every Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. This brilliant and iconic event celebrates strong multicultural and community spirit with a spectacular parade featuring illuminated puppets, pyrotechnics, music and fire art.

Lismore Lantern Parade, Lismore

The Lismore Organic Market is a weekly market committed to providing local organic produce. The Blue Knob Farmers Markets also offer a range of local seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, preserves and jams.

Or browse the Lismore Vintage Markets, a fantastic monthly outdoor vintage market which showcases original vintage, antiques, retro fashion, homewares and collectables.

For those that wish to explore further, Lismore's wide boulevards and side-streets are full of antique, vintage and retro stores. Explore their unique collections by following the Arts Vintage and Retro Trail.

Visit Lismore Gemfest in May, to browse everything from rough to finished jewellery in all price ranges, along with mineral specimens, fossils, gold nuggets and meteorites.

Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park

Lismore provides a superb natural base for wider exploration of the surrounding area, which includes a number of outstanding World Heritage National Parks. Explore the ancient rainforests of Nightcap National Park. Further north you will find the beautiful natural surrounds of Border Ranges National Park and the heritage listed Wollumbin National Park.  

The Richmond River Historical Society Museum also delves into the early days in the area, with an outstanding display of colonial cedar furnishings, Aboriginal artefacts and a collection of historic photographs.

Also see the Bora Ring in the village of Wyrallah, a rare example of an Aboriginal ceremonial ring site.

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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