Byron Bay is a popular beach resort and offers an alternative lifestyle. Renowned for its pristine..Ballina Information
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Bangalow is located 10 minutes south west of Byron Bay and is a delightful nineteenth century..Tweed Heads Information
Located at the mouth of the Tweed River, the Twin Towns - Tweed Heads (New South Wales) and..Yamba Information
Yamba is situated at the mouth of the Clarence River in northern New South WAles and is the biggest..Brunswick Heads Information
Located at the mouth of the Brunswick River, Brunswick Heads is one of a string of small villages..Cabarita Beach Information
With large areas of protected wetlands, Cabarita has only limited development, creating a quiet..Casino Information
Casino is a part of the beautiful Richmond Valley. Its sub-tropical climate is not only tempting to..Kingscliff Information
Just south of Tweed Heads, Kingscliff is a beach community, offering a wide variety of holiday..Evans Head Information
One of the Northern Rivers best kept secrets - the laidback fishing village of Evans Head - is..Murwillumbah Information
On the banks of the Tweed River, Murwillumbah has the spectacular Mt Warning as its backdrop and..Nimbin Information
Nimbin is situated on the doorstep of a World Heritage listed rainforest, Nightcap National..Lennox Head Information
The laid-back village of Lennox Head, a scenic 10 minute jaunt up the coast road, is a Mecca among..Angourie Information
The charming seaside village of Angourie, 5 kilometres south of Yamba, is at the northern tip of..Fingal Information
Fingal is a sleepy coastal fishing village at the mouth of the Tweed River and is just south of..See all locations in Northern Rivers
They call it the Rainbow Region. In this unspoiled, lush and laid back pocket of northern New South Wales is a city that boasts the culture and convenience of a major regional centre as well as an extraordinarily beautiful natural environment. Where else can you find a place where the blend of city sophistication and country calm is so inviting?
With a population of 45,000, the city of Lismore is home to the progressive Southern Cross University, the award-winning performing arts group NORPA, a valuable macadamia and dairy industry, a creative artistic community and a thriving business centre.
Lismore is just 30 minutes inland from the beautiful beaches of the far north coast, easily accessible via the Pacific Highway from Brisbane or the Gold Coast; and has its own regional airport.
Regarded as the birthplace of eco-tourism, the Rainbow Region contains nearly a third of NSW’s forest reserves. Surrounded by an area of extraordinary geographical beauty, Lismore attracts thousands of visitors annually who come to experience the heritage-listed rainforests and national parks, most of which are situated a half hour’s drive from the CBD – we even have a rainforest in the city centre.
Our latest attraction, the Café and Culture Trail is a unique experience for Northern Rivers visitors, immersing you in Lismore's culture and cuisine. The Trail will guide you through Lismore’s CBD pointing out significant areas of social history. Keep an eye out for the Coffee Cup Mosaic symbol on the Trail at participating Cafes. Here you will find local produce on the menus, local artworks and a great environment to experience Lismore. The region’s rich agricultural farmland produces avocadoes, stone fruit, coffee, macadamias, custard apples, coffee and other organic fruits and vegetables, all of these showcased in the local cafes. You’ll also find organic produce and foodstuffs at the markets held in the region every weekend and on Tuesday mornings the fully certified organic markets at the showground.
If you only have a day, you can easily spend it doing a scenic drive of the region, calling in at one, two or all of the historic villages in the Rainbow Region. This region is home to Nimbin - with its colourful street murals and abundance of arts and crafts Nimbin is a popular spot for visitors to the Northern Rivers. There are extensive choices for a fabulous weekend retreat, simply check out one of the accommodation houses in these villages.
The award-winning Lismore Visitor Information Centre offers some quality local products and all the information you’ll need. Just next door is Heritage Park, a superb oasis for families with miniature train rides and play equipment.
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