Lismore & 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.
|Phone:||(02) 6689 1388|
|Address:||Nimbin Village, Nimbin, NSW,|
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.
|Phone:||(02) 6622 1233|
|Address:||Rifle Range Rd, Lismore, NSW,|
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.
|Phone:||(02) 6622 2209|
|Address:||Lismore Regional Gallery, 131 Molesworth Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia|
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.
|Phone:||(02) 6627 0200|
|Address:||Nightcap National Park, Whian Whian, NSW,|
The Channon Markets
|Phone:||(02) 6688 6433|
|Address:||Coronation Park, The Channon Road, The Channon, NSW,|
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.
|Phone:||(02) 6626 0100|