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.

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About Lismore

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.

Lismore Lantern Parade, North Coast

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.

Minyon Falls Nightcap National Park, North Coast

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. 

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.

  1. Aboriginal Bora Ring

    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...

  2. Alan Ussher Glassblowing Studio

    Alan Ussher designs, creates and sells beautiful artistic and functional glass art pieces at his glassblowing studio in South Lismore. If you are interested in handcrafted jewellery making and looking for jewellery...

  3. Art Aspects Gallery

    Art Aspects Gallery specialises in Northern Rivers artists. The aim of the gallery is not only to support local established and emerging artists, but also to give people from Lismore and the surrounding area the...

  4. Arts, Vintage and Retro Trail

    In Lismore's wide boulevards, side-streets, alleys and arcades you'll find antique, vintage and retro stores that are filled with fabulous and unique collections of old wares, vintage and retro fashions, furniture and...

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