Itineraries & Trails

Top things to do - Lismore & Nimbin

Experience Nimbin

Nimbin is Australia’s most famous alternative lifestyle capital and shot to fame when it hosted the 1973 Aquarius Festival, attracting students, hippies and visionaries from all over Australia. This internationally famous village is intriguing and quirky with its colourful local characters and a streetscape of indigenous, rainforest and psychedelic facades.

There are a unique range of cafes and stores to discover in the main street, making it a great day out whilst holidaying in the region.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6689 1388
Address:Nimbin Village, Nimbin, NSW,
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Koala Care Centre

The Lismore region has one of the highest populations of koalas in NSW. It is not unusual for people to have koalas roaming through their backyards. Nevertheless, the pressures of disease, habitat loss and degradation, road traffic and dog attacks are inflecting a heavy toll.  Lismore – based Friends of the Koala has cared for thousands of koalas from across the northern rivers region for over 20 years. Most of these koalas have spent some part of their rehabilitation in the group’s Koala Care Centre, itself situated in an established Koala corridor in Rifle Range Road, East Lismore.  The organisation is entirely run by volunteers.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6622 1233
Address:Rifle Range Rd, Lismore, NSW,
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Lismore Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery’s annual calendar of predominantly self-generated exhibitions reflects the social, historical, and cultural aspects of the region. Combined with an active program of events, it makes the gallery a dynamic place for people of all ages – with a particular focus on young people. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free so drop in and see what’s on exhibition.

Adjoining the gallery is the café, Palate at the Gallery, run by award winning chef Perry Hill and focusing on local fresh produce.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6622 2209
Address:Lismore Regional Gallery, 131 Molesworth Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia
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Nightcap National Park

The lush rainforests of Nightcap National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, were saved by determined conservationists in the 1970’s. Mt Nardi and Minyon Falls are easily accessible by car and offer breathtaking views. The picnic area near Minyon Falls provides a great start to the Minyon Drive (unsealed). Take the shaded 1.4km return walk from Terania Creek picnic area to the breathtaking Protestors Falls (no swimming permitted). Discover something new with our Discovery tours.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6627 0200
Address:Nightcap National Park, Whian Whian, NSW,
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The Channon Markets

For a great day out – come to the markets on January 11, 2015 from 8:00 am5:00 pm to see a huge variety of locally made arts and crafts.  The Channon Market has always strived to be more than just a market by trying our best to entertain our visitors. We have our ‘band of the day’ playing from the main oval. The band of the day allows visitors to experience some of our region’s best local bands while over at the Chai Tent we have our buskers stage. This second stage allows the best of our local solo or duo acts to entertain the crowds.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6688 6433
Address:Coronation Park, The Channon Road, The Channon, NSW,
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Visit Lismore

Take a walk around the vibrant city of Lismore and discover fantstic local street art down side streets and allies.  The town is alive with vibrant cafes and bars and be sure to visit the Pie Cart for a tasty home made pie.  There are numerous galleries and boutiques to browse through and vintage shops in arcades with unique buys.  With annual events such as the Lismore Lantern Parade and some of the prettiest villages in the northern rivers, just a short drive around Lismore, visit Lismore on your next holiday or short break.

Contact details

Phone:(02) 6626 0100
Address:Lismore, NSW,
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