TOWN OF LISMORE
COME TO THE HEART
Nestled between the Gondwana rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, Lismore is the cultural and economic capital of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The topography combines mountainous terrain, majestic rivers and flat plains. It’s a beautiful natural environment that plays a central role in the quality of life for the community. The sub-tropical climate, diversity of flora and fauna, abundance of natural attractions and proximity to broader Northern Rivers assets make Lismore and its villages an idyllic place to call home.
Lismore is conveniently located on the east coast of Australia and has high accessibility to key freight routes along the National Highway (M1), State Highway 44, the Bruxner Highway. Given its close proximity to the Queensland border, we tend to look to the north toward Brisbane and have a strong cross borderrelationship. As a major service centre in the Northern Rivers, our road networks support people and business to access Lismore and its villages from all directions.
Located on the Bruxner Highway and easily accessed by car, Lismore is within a 2.5 hour drive of Brisbane and around 9 hours from Sydney.
Byron Bay to Lismore: 35 minutes
Gold Coast to Lismore: 90 minutes
Kyogle to Lismore: 45 minutes
Grafton to Lismore: 90 minutes
Several coach and bus operators provide services to Lismore from major centres throughout Australia and the region. NSW Trainlink services are available from Sydney to Casino with a change over and bus from Casino to Lismore.
Lismore is serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX) offering passengers 52 flights per week between Sydney and Lismore. Lismore Regional Airport is only a 5 minute drive away from the City Centre with taxi, limousine and hire car services available.
ROCKY CREEK DAM
Rocky Creek Dam is a key source of drinking water for the Northern Rivers Region, in particular for Lismore City, Ballina Shire, Byron Shire and Richmond Valley. Image & text courtesy of Visit NSW.
Tropical Fruits hold regular events throughout the year, providing opportunities for their diverse members and guests to get together and celebrate in the beautiful “Rainbow Region”.
Lismore Lantern Parade
Now in its 25th year, the spectacular Lismore Lantern Parade is a weekend festival of activities celebrating the Winter Solstice in June.
Activities begin on Friday, June 21 with a Gala Concert at Lismore City Hall featuring Moorambilla Voices and the Northern Rivers Festival Choir.
nightcap national park
Walking in the rainforests of Nightcap National Park is like entering a timeless landscape with it’s dramatically ancient rainforests, magical waterways and spectacular views. The experience is simply unforgettable.
The lush rainforest provides a home for the newly discovered nightcap oak as well as a number of threatened animal species, including Albert’s lyrebird and Fleay’s barred frog which takes shelter under leaf litter and makes an ‘ok-okok-ok-ok’ after rain.
LISMORE ORGANIC MARKET
The Lismore Organic Market is a weekly market committed to providing local organic produce, reducing the carbon footprint. Stallholders have travelled an average of 20 kilometres rather than at least 1000 kilometres you would expect from most supermarket produce.
Back Alley Gallery
The Back Alley Gallery is transforming the laneways of Lismore. You cannot walk down the streets without finding something new on the walls. There are over sixty artworks including large scale murals, graffiti art, paste ups, stencils and installations. This outdoor art gallery is here for the community to enjoy and to see that street art is alive, thriving and an important part of the local art scene.
(Video Courtesy of Lismore Nimbin Tourism)
PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE
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