Nature

Highlights

Camping in World Heritage

An exhilarating experience in the Lismore region is camping in World Heritage-listed national parks Toonumbar and Border Ranges. Explore beautiful rainforest, cool down in crystal-clear swimming holes and spot wildlife, including wallabies, koalas and birds.

  • Brindle Creek, Border Ranges National Park
  • Sheepstation Creek, Border Ranges National Park

Explore wilderness in the Lismore region

A marvellous destination of World Heritage rainforest, waterfalls, enchanting bushwalks and rivers perfect for fishing and canoeing, the Lismore region is great a place to explore. From a splendid hinterland to spectacular coast, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see in national parks.

Camping is popular in two World Heritage-listed national parks. Pitch a tent in Iron Pot Creek campground in Toonumbar National Park, west of Kyogle, and cool down in waterholes. Forest Tops and Sheepstation Creek are in Border Ranges National Park, north of Kyogle and Nimbin.

Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park

No camping is allowed in Nightcap National Park though bordering the World Heritage-listed wilderness is Whian Whian State Conservation Area, where you can go camping in Rummery Park. You can walk from the campground to the captivating Minyon Falls in Nightcap.

On the banks of Wilsons River is Lismore, home to the Koala Care Centre. The town is an excellent base for exploring the wilderness in the region, including Richmond Range National Park. Just 30 minutes’ drive southwest is Casino, where you’ll find the Platypus Pool on the Richmond River.

Jerusalem Creek, Bundjalung National Park

About 40 minutes’ drive southeast of Lismore is Evan Heads, a seaside village at the mouth of the Evans River and near Bundajalung National Park. Enjoy canoeing on Evans River and Jerusalem Creek, which is near Black Rocks campground and Ten Mile Beach in the national park.

North of Evans Head is Broadwater National Park, a popular coastal park for fishing, surfing and bushwalking. Birdwatching is a delight, too. From headlands between May and November, you can spot from whales on their annual migration along the coast of NSW.

  1. Airforce Beach

    Airforce Beach

    One of the most popular beaches on the north coast, Airforce Beach is patrolled during the summer holiday period. It has fairly consistent surf with the best wave direction being from the east northeast. Easy walking...

  2. Antarctic Beech Picnic Area

    Antarctic Beech Picnic Area

    At Antarctic Beech picnic area in World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park, near Murwillumbah, enjoy a picnic, walking and birdwatching in a rainforest setting. Picnic amongst the dark green canopies and...

  3. Bar Mountain circuit

    Bar Mountain circuit

    The easy Bar Mountain circuit is a beautiful walk that winds its way down the ridge towards the western escarpment.Starting from Bar Mountain picnic area, you’ll be walking beneath towering eucalypt giants on...

  4. Bar Mountain Lookout

    Bar Mountain Lookout

    Bar Mountain lookout in World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park offers scenic views out over Warrazambil Wilderness Area.Part of Bar Mountain circuit, this scenic lookout sits atop an escarpment...

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