With stunning natural attractions, delicious food and wine experiences and vibrant festivals and markets, the Northern Rivers Area is rich with wonderful attractions. Enjoy a scenic drive to this region on an idyllic romantic getaway, or a fun-filled family holiday, surrounded by verdant hinterland pastures, meandering rivers and spectacular coastline.
4 DAYS AWAY IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS AND COASTAL REGION
Explore the beautiful Northern Rivers and coastal region
Relax on white sands and savour delicious food at restaurants and markets around Byron Bay. Explore World Heritage rainforest and art galleries around Lismore. Skipper a houseboat or dip a paddle on the stunning Tweed River.
With a lush hinterland and spectacular coast, the Byron Bay region is famous for spectacular beaches and natural beauty. Surf, dive and snorkel near playful dolphins. Hire a bike and ride the scenic coastal track in Ballina. The family will be captivated by the magnificent Minyon Falls and beautiful rainforests.
Taste delicious local produce in quality restaurants and cafes, such as Elements and The Farm, a wonderful paddock to plate experience. Kids will also love exploring Tropical Fruit World, in the Tweed Valley, where they can taste chocolate pudding fruit and a chewing gum tree.
On the banks of the beautiful Wilsons River, Lismore enjoys a thriving arts community with wonderful galleries and markets. Visit the Lismore Regional Gallery for a fine collection of artworks. Enjoy a cool drink and a country meal by the colourful jacarandas of historic Eltham Hotel, afterwards.
While in the Lismore Area, stop in at beautiful Casino and treat your tastebuds to mouth-watering Casino beef at the town’s restaurants and bistros. Kyogle, a rainforest gateway, is on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River and is a great base for exploring. Discover breathtaking rainforest wilderness in the World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park.
Visit the beautiful green valley that is home to Nimbin, where you can see the works of local artists, from paintings and fashion to ceramics and jewellery, at the Nimbin Artists Gallery. Visit the Candle Factory or taste fresh seasonal produce at the weekly Nimbin Farmers Market.
Cruise or kayak among the beautiful estuaries, gorgeous beaches and World Heritage wilderness of the Tweed Valley. Stop at coastal Kingscliff or relax on Cabarita Beach, renowned for its surf events and beachside hotel. Visit Mount Warning in idyllic Wollumbin National Park, where the remnants of an ancient volcano rise dramatically from the forest.