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Local Attraction


Lismore is a thriving university city located in the fertile valley of the Wilson River, where you can enjoy the restaurants, cafes, pubs and shopping.

The weekend markets around Lismore are a colourful addition to the local lifestyle.

Situated on the doorstep of four World Heritage listed National Parks Lismore is only 40 minutes inland from spectacular beaches, such as Byron Bay and Lennox Heads.

Lismore and its surrounding district is renowned for its physical beauty, its rich heritage and its cultural life.

Lismore is the commercial centre for the Northern Rivers and boasts first rate sporting facilities, a variety of restaurants and cafes, and plenty of shopping choices.

The surrounding area boasts some of the most picturesque scenery in New South Wales, with nearly a third of the State Forest reserves, four World Heritage National Parks and some of the most beautiful beaches and rivers on the east coast of Australia.

Wander through a hinterland village, take a walk in a rainforest, check out a village gallery or sip coffee in an outdoor cafe.

From the towering ancient rainforest of the Nightcap National Park, to the colour and bustle of the weekend country markets, Lismore offers you a gentler pace where arts appreciation, learning and growing are the order of the day.

The Richmond Valley with its natural charm and pioneering spirit offers many suprises, and the Richmond River is the lifeblood of this serene fertile valley.

Lismore is a city that loves culture, with high quality arts and craft centres.