Lismore

Travel Guide
Lismore showing a garden and a festival as well as a large group of people

With exciting theatre shows, intriguing galleries, riverside scenery and ancient rainforests, this New South Wales city is a welcoming year-round destination.

Lismore is an attractive and culturally diverse city just inland from the North Coast, where you can experience a thriving local arts scene near a stunning riverside landscape. Explore the rolling hills and dense rainforest reserves that surround the meandering tributaries of the Richmond River or pick from a selection of exciting arts performances and events that occur throughout the city centre.

Start your trip with a visit to the Lismore Visitor Information Centre to find out what’s on during your stay in town. Check out the city’s parks and gardens, including the fun-filled Heritage Park, which is situated next door to the visitor’s centre and has a miniature railway. Go on a cultural trail through the region’s art galleries and exhibition spaces. Check out Lismore Regional Gallery and visit artists in their studios and galleries.

The Northern Rivers Performing Arts Centre stages excellent productions of theatre, music and dance throughout the year. Farmers markets occur weekly across Lismore’s wider area. Take a seat in a café or restaurant and sample some of the region’s high-quality produce, which includes tropical fruits and delicious macadamia nuts.

Take a trip out to see Lismore’s World Heritage Listed rainforest, known as the Big Scrub. Go for an invigorating trek or pack a picnic and relax beneath a lush forest canopy. See awe-inspiring views across the Border Ranges or marvel at the waterfalls in the Nightcap National Park.

Delve into Lismore’s history at the Richmond River Historical Society Museum and head to nearby Wyrallah to see an Aboriginal ceremonial ring site.

Lismore is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) inland from the coastal city of Ballina. Reach Lismore in just over 2 hours by car from Brisbane or fly into Lismore’s local airport. Combine your visit to Lismore with a trip to the relaxed centres of Byron Bay and Nimbin.

Melville House
Melville House
4 out of 5
267 Ballina Road, Lismore, NSW
The price is AU$109 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Situated in Lismore, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lismore Base Hospital, Lismore Workers Golf Club and Lismore Regional Gallery. Wilson Nature ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (366 reviews)
Old fashion comforts.
"Lovely old house with spacious rooms and very large pool provided very comfortable stay."

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2021

Melville House
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Karinga Motel
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Karinga Motel
3.5 out of 5
258 Molesworth Street, Lismore, NSW
The price is AU$125 per night from 17 Sep. to 17 Sep.
Situated in Lismore, this motel is 28.1 mi (45.3 km) from Tallow Beach and 30.7 mi (49.3 km) from Wategos Beach. Lismore Station is 13 minutes by foot.
4.2/5Excellent! (250 reviews)
"the manager was very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

SureStay Hotel by Best Western Karinga Motel
Lismore Gateway Motel
Lismore Gateway Motel
4.5 out of 5
99 Ballina Road, Lismore, NSW
The price is AU$178 per night from 17 Sep. to 17 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore Workers Golf Club and Lismore Base Hospital. Amaze 'n' Place ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (291 reviews)
"This motel is centrally located near cafes and restaurants. The rooms are modern and tastefully decorated. The staff are friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2021

Lismore Gateway Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lismore Lake Holiday Park
Lismore Lake Holiday Park
3 out of 5
156 Bruxner Highway, Loftville, NSW
The price is AU$109 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Located in Loftville, this cabin is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lismore Regional Gallery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lismore Workers Golf Club and Lismore Base Hospital. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (48 reviews)
"The park is a few kms from town but really only several minutes drive for food or shopping. The cabin was super clean, spacious and good amenities. Bed was comfy and water hot."

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

Lismore Lake Holiday Park
Classic Lismore Townhouse
Classic Lismore Townhouse
22 Cathcart St, B, Lismore, NSW
Located in Girards Hill, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Lismore Regional Gallery and Lismore Workers Golf Club. Lismore Base Hospital and Wilson ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Heritage Stay
"Well appointed 2 bedroom flat with modern facilities. Close to town. Lots of space to relax. 2tv’s, one in bedroom."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Classic Lismore Townhouse
Classic Lismore Home
Classic Lismore Home
22 Cathcart St, a, Lismore, NSW
Located in Girards Hill, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Lismore Regional Gallery and Lismore Workers Golf Club. Lismore Base Hospital and Wilson ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great stay
"Clean and tidy property. Lovely original charm"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

Classic Lismore Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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