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lismore cover: back alley gallery art by guido van helten photography by natsky enquiries mitch lowe tourism & events manager lismore city council 02 6626 0100 visitlismore.com.au Š lismore city council 2014 designed & produced by dogwhistle creative for lismore city council

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photography by dogwhistle creative, trevor worden, dallas knock, natsky, peter derrett, chris meagher, brad mustow, paris naday, darmin cameron and courtesy of NORPA, paul white, the lismore regional gallery, the channon gallery and the national parks & wildlife service while the publishers have made all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this publication at the time of printing, lismore city council and dogwhistle creative assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have occurred. all original design and artwork remains the property of dogwhistle creative. this publication may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of lismore city council.

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welcome 3 about 4 arts + culture

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shopping + cafĂŠs

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eats + treats

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pubs + clubs

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markets + events

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family fun

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sport 18 history + heritage

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short walks, tours + trails

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natural wonders

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regional map

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villages + scenic drives

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accommodation 31 transport 35 lismore map

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welcome Welcome to this special place! of this Lismore is at beautiful region and offers visitors an amazing rainbow of experiences. With the natural beauty of the landscape, the charm of our villages and the attractions of the city, Lismore has something for everyone. Lismore and Nimbin are leaders in sustainability and care of the natural environment. Our Bundjalung people, among the oldest cultures in the world, continue to inform our relationships with the land and everything on it. We produce the foods that create fabulous dining experiences, our creative industries are thriving, we are proud of our sustainability initiatives and our community embraces a wide range of sports. In short, Lismore has it all!

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the heart

So, whether you are here for sightseeing, cultural experiences, sport, health, education, business, shopping or any reason, our Visitor Information Centres are ready to help you discover Lismore, Nimbin and our villages. Enjoy it all! Jenny Dowell Mayor Welcome to Bundjalung Country... The Aboriginal people of this area are the Bundjalung. This country is sacred to them and we urge you to respect their land, culture and beliefs.

‘at the heart of this beautiful region, Lismore offers visitors an amazing rainbow of experiences...’


lismore+nimbin+villages Lismore, Nimbin and the

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character-filled villages of the Northern Rivers are like no other place in the world. Tucked away in the rolling green hills of northern NSW, the region is renowned for alternative living, World Heritage national parks, extraordinary artists and gourmet regional produce.

ancient rainforests cover the hills, ridges and valleys

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Lismore is the dynamic and creative hub of the Northern Rivers, with a mix of quirky, cosmopolitan shops and an equally imaginative array of dining alternatives and fabulous food. The historic city centre houses an array of fascinating boutiques, antique and curio shops, art and craft emporiums, and lots of al fresco cafés and eateries.

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handcrafted wares at the weekend markets both in the city and in our historic villages. Each village boasts a unique character and history, with galleries, specialty stores and fantastic country dining options for all travellers. Lismore is surrounded by rich agricultural land and this is reflected in the variety and abundance of fresh produce and awardwinning dining. From wood-fired pizzas with handcrafted beer to contemporary Asian and innovative organic cuisine, the region comes to you on a plate. The Northern Rivers is renowned as one of Australia’s largest coffee-growing centres and the home of the macadamia. The area is fast developing a reputation for gourmet cuisine, with worldwide exports of avocados, tropical and stone fruits, blueberries, pecans, herbs and organic


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produce, finger limes and aniseed myrtle along with beef, pork and dairy. Entertainment abounds year-round with the city’s pubs and taverns supporting live music. Lismore has and a long standing tradition as a nursery for some of Australia’s most exciting and innovative musicians. Just 30kms from Lismore is the village of Nimbin. Once a sleepy dairy town, Nimbin is now famous as a hippie destination and alternative lifestyle capital. Nimbin is fascinating with its mural streetscape and colourful characters. The main street has an abundance of cafes, craft shops, galleries and retail outlets. Sit back, relax, soak up the colour and enjoy the unique creative charm that makes Nimbin such a world-famous destination.

Not far from Nimbin, you’ll find some of Australia’s most majestic and precious national parks and nature reserves, in the caldera of the extinct Wollumbin volcano. The parks are well maintained, with picnic areas and boardwalks that give access to our magnificent natural wonders, from ancient Antarctic beech trees to the rare and extraordinary Albert’s Lyrebird. The region also boasts a vast range of accommodation options, with everything from B&Bs, hinterland retreats and fourstar city motels to caravan parks and secluded campgrounds. Stay a while, absorb the atmosphere and explore all the region’s many treasures. It’s quite possible you may never want to leave.

the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature


arts+culture more actors, buskers, dancers, divas, film-makers, musicians, painters, potters, photographers and performers

diversity

Lismore’s cultural , idyllic climate and spectacular landscape has attracted and inspired creative innovators from all around the globe. The result is a dynamic and eclectic mix, with an extraordinary output of traditional, innovative and alternative arts. There are probably more actors, buskers, dancers, divas, film-makers, musicians, painters, potters and performers per capita than anywhere else in the country. You’ll find their work on display at weekend markets, galleries, cafes, pubs and venues throughout the region. Our talented arts community is nurtured by progressive courses at Southern Cross University, TAFE and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Organisations such as Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) and the Lismore Regional Gallery showcase the region’s creative spirit.

galleries & studios The laidback and colourful communities of the Lismore region, along with the natural beauty of the hinterland and rainforests, provide a stunning backdrop and inspiration to local and visiting artists.

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Lismore Regional Gallery presents an energetic and thought-provoking program of exhibitions, music, artist talks, film, performances, workshops, kids’ events and sound art projects.

thechannongallery fine, contemporary art by local and other artists in an extraordinary, picturesque setting... Sam Jinks, Calcium divide (Self Portrait), Lismore Regional Gallery 2012

lismoregallery.org :: 02 66222209 131 Molesworth Street Lismore

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Throughout Lismore and surrounds, there are scores of galleries and artists’ studios where you can meet our wonderful artists and take home a unique and lasting memento of the Northern Rivers. For more on Lismore’s busy arts calendar, got to visitlismore.com.au/seeanddo.

markets Each weekend, in at least one of the towns of the region, there’s a big, colourful market brimming with fabulous arts and crafts, second-hand bargains, locally grown produce and lots, lots more. A visit to the markets is a unique and highly rewarding day out. Check out our market calendar on page 15 or the online events calendar at visitlismore.com.au.

museum Visit the museum or take a walk around the city centre and explore Lismore’s many historic sites and buildings. Take a look at our short walks, trails and tours on page 22.

the back alley gallery A visit to Lismore is not complete without a walk through the ‘Back Alley Gallery’. The back lanes of the Lismore CBD have been transformed into a spectacular, larger-than-life gallery by talented local and international street artists.

theatre For a dynamic playbill of live theatre and performance you can’t go past a visit to NORPA, a performing arts organisation that creates, produces and presents cross art-form theatre from its home at Lismore City Hall. NORPA is unique in that it is one of only a few theatre companies left in regional Australia that is creating and producing its own work.

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shopping+cafĂŠs largest retail shopping precinct in the Northern Lismore has the

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Rivers. Its wide streets are lined with beautiful heritage buildings and the city centre has a relaxed country atmosphere.

Plus 80 Specialty Stores

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There’s everything from designer clothes and homewares to organic produce and rare books. Local stores feature national brands and unique boutiques are full of one-of -a-kind finds.

Lismore Shopping Square


from turntables and vinyl records to local designer fashion

Arcades full of quirky shops offer all sorts of treasures and trinkets while specialty stores and shopping centres have everything you need for your home, lifestyle, children, garden or wedding.

The original licensed retro diner-style cafe with a modern touch. Add good company, great food, a glass of wine and excellent coffee served from the heart.

What more could you want? 80 Magellan St Lismore,

6621 3901

Mon-Fri 6.30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 6.30am-2pm

There are antiques and old wares, secondhand books and sheet music, retro and curio stores. And, at the end of a hard day’s shopping, take a break in one of our many funky eateries or shaded sidewalk cafés to relax and rejuvenate.

highlights • Don’t miss Lismore’s Car Boot Market, held on the first and third Sunday of each month (get there early for the real bargains) • Pick up a copy, or download from the website, Lismore & Nimbin’s Vintage & Retro Trail • Enjoy air-conditioned comfort and everything you need under one roof at Lismore Shopping Square, with over 80 specialty stores, four major retailers, a food court and a huge range of services.

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eats+treats cosmopolitan

one of Australia’s largest coffee growing centres and home of the macadamia...

The culture of Lismore, Nimbin and surrounding villages has spawned an eclectic array of imaginative dining alternatives and fabulous food. Lismore offers everything from award-winning, wood-fired pizzas and contemporary Asian to innovative organic, vegetarian and modern Australian cuisine. The Northern Rivers is a major coffeegrowing centre and a legion of skilled baristas keep Lismore’s café culture humming. The region’s orchards and plantations also produce an abundance of avocados, tropical and stone fruits, macadamias, blueberries, pecans, herbs

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and organic produce, finger limes and aniseed myrtle along with beef, pork and a variety of dairy products.

cafes Lismore, Nimbin and villages’ awardwinning cafes and restaurants make the most of the region’s bounty, incorporating fresh local and organic produce into their menus. The many and varied eateries are sure to have something to tempt your tastebuds. Enjoy a locally-produced coffee in one of Lismore’s funky cafes or relax and unwind in the friendly atmosphere at Luv a Coffee or the retro diner cool of the Mecca Café.

a place to connect with friends...

... or meet new ones... and share Mexican street-style food over a margarita or two. Our menu is simple and our flavours are honest, fiery and sharp – the real deal – just like in Mexico. Our kitchen is centred around our amazing charcoal pit – inspired by the North Mexican charcoal pits of Sonora and Baj – and our tortillas are made in-house daily and grilled hot & fresh before your eyes.

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Dragonfly Café’s pastries are amazing, Henry’s Bakery has fresh-baked breads and treats, and Lismore’s Pie Cart bakes pies on-site with mushy peas, mash and gravy.

restaurants Modern Australian à la carte can be found at The Loft Restaurant and Palate At The Gallery or try the Richmond Hotel’s funky Miss Lizzies Restaurant or Terrace Bar. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine – and maybe a wicked margarita – at Black Sombrero, or wood-fired pizza from Fire in the Belly, voted Australia’s best pizza!

Let the scent of sweet spices overcome you at the Indian Mumtaj Restaurant or visit Cedar’s Bistro in the Lismore Workers Club for a hearty family feast. Be sure to pick up a copy of our latest Dining + Entertainment Guide from the Visitor Centre or you can download it from the website at visitlismore.com.au.

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t h e Ri c h m o n d Ho t el

Its a pub; it’s TWO restaurants; it’s a meeting venue, its top spot, day or night! With two fabulous bars, two wonderful restaurants plus outdoor balcony seating the Richmond Hotel is a place you can relax with a favourite beverage, enjoy the company of friends over dinner or just pop in for coffee and cake.

36 Woodlark St Lismore, 2480

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lunch: Mon - Thu 11.30am - 2.30pm, dinner: Mon - Sat 6.00 - 9.00pm

Dining: Mon - Sat, 11.30am - 9.00pm 11.30am - 3.00pm Sun

02 6622 7394

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each hotel has a story of its own

If you’re looking for that authentic experience, we’ve got you covered. Lismore, Nimbin and our villages have plenty of historic country hotels and clubs. With their classic pub architecture and memorabilia, each has a story of its own.

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Off the beaten track, take a drive and enjoy the hospitality at The Channon Tavern, the Dunoon and District Sports and Recreation Club, the Eltham Pub or the Nimbin Hotel. If you’re up for a little nightlife you will find a lively music scene with great live music and dance gigs.

MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PUB! Newly refurbished, the Rous Hotel is now the ideal spot for a bite before work, a leisurely brunch, morning tea or a modern pub lunch or dinner. Our menu features traditional pub fare and a whole lot more. It includes scrumptious international dishes and our kitchen staff are committed to quality beyond ordinary ‘pub grub’.

Our new coffee machine pumps out fantastic coffee throughout the day. Our all-weather beer garden can be an open, airy spot in summer or a cosy room in winter. It’s a popular location for functions and special occasions. Reels Cocktail Bar & Lounge available for functions. Finger food and sit-down menus available.

Seniors can choose from three specially prepared meals for only $12.50 when they present their Senior’s Card. Drop in seven days for breakfast and lunch or dinners from Wednesday to Saturday.

ROUS HOTEL

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Hotels host DJs, jazz, rock and blues or you can dance the night away at one of Lismore’s friendly clubs. Check the gig guide in Thursday’s Northern Star or the Northern Rivers Echo and our online “what’s on” at the visitlismore.com.au website for details.

• nightlife • dining • live shows • sport • conferences • special events

Whether it is a round of golf, dining, entertainment or a venue for a corporate event or wedding reception, you will find it all at the Lismore Workers Group of Clubs. With three great venues spread across Lismore, we’ve got you covered.

dance the night away at one of Lismore’s friendly pubs or clubs Workers Club Golf Club Sports Club

231 Keen St Lismore 1 Barham St Lismore 202 Oliver Ave Goonellabah

6621 7401 lismoreworkers.com.au


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Lismore’s annual calendar is a smörgåsbord of and events celebrating our rich, vibrant culture. These events are as diverse as the region itself. From sports, food and lanterns to music, arts and agriculture, there is always something to celebrate.

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Lismore Gemfest The largest gem, crystal, jewellery and fossil show in regional Australia. Nimbin MardiGrass A protest against cannabis prohibition, MardiGrass is a weekend held in the colourful village of Nimbin that includes comedy, music, presentations, forums, politics, art, and much more.

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go to visitlismore.com.au for a full calendar of exciting events

Lismore Lantern Parade This award-winning festival lights up the streets every winter’s solstice with a magical parade, fiery finale and colossal street party.

July 4WD Caravan, Camping & Marine Show All the latest in 4WD, caravan and motorhome vehicles and accessories plus boats, camping and outdoor living and travel destinations. Opera at The Channon Fine food and wine with some of Australia’s best operatic talent in the picturesque setting of The Channon’s Coronation Park.

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August Bentley Art Prize The Bentley Art Prize is a community event that attracts all ages expressing the diversity of artwork created locally and from afar. Arts in August A showcase of the plethora of creative activity occurring in Lismore, Nimbin and our villages, Arts in August features world-class performance productions and works in poetry, visual arts, live theatre, music and dance, and includes arts trails, exhibitions, gallery tours and live shows. Nimbin Poetry World Cup Hundreds of poets gather each year to perform at this fabulous event. Heats are held at cafes in Nimbin with the grand final on Sunday at Nimbin Town Hall.

September Lismore Cup Race Day The annual Lismore Cup Race Day is the feature race meeting on the Far North Coast and the social event of the year with a half-day public holiday in the Lismore region. Masters Games Held biennially, the Masters Games is a fun-filled, multi-sports event for over 30s with sports ranging from baseball and swimming to 8-ball pool and netball. The Nimbin Show A traditional agricultural show with horses, cattle, poultry, wood chopping, dog trials, art, craft, fruit, vegetables and horticulture. It’s a sustainable farming expo, promoting natural farming methods and building technologies, with an opportunity to sample food and wares from paddock to plate.


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October

market calendar

North Coast National (Lismore Show) One of the biggest agricultural events in regional Australia featuring agricultural and industrial exhibitions, rodeo, circus, music and ring events, sideshow alley and heaps of fun for the whole family.

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November Blue Moon Cabaret (March, September and November ) A wonderfully diverse array of the performance arts: comedy, poetry, music, dance ensembles, acrobatics and circus. The licensed events encompass an evening of fine food, wines and stunning entertainment that has developed into sell-out shows over many years.

December/January Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Party A four-day festival hosted by the gay and lesbian community featuring a street parade, New Year’s Eve Party, Art Show and Cabaret, New Year’s Day Recovery and Pool Party.

Lismore Makers’ Market Northern Rivers Conservatorium, cnr Keen Street & Magellan Street, Lismore 1st Sunday

farmers’ markets

Lismore Car Boot Market Lismore Shopping Square, Uralba Street, Lismore.

Every Tuesday

2nd Sunday The Channon Craft Market Coronation Park, The Channon. 9am-3pm 3rd Sunday Lismore Car Boot Market Lismore Shopping Square, Uralba Street, Lismore. 4th Sunday Nimbin Market Nimbin Community Centre, Cullen Street, Nimbin. Bangalow Market Bangalow Showgrounds, Bangalow. 9am-3pm 5th Sunday Nimbin Market Nimbin Community Centre, Cullen Street, Nimbin. 9am-2.30pm

Lismore Organic Market Lismore Showground, North Lismore. 8am-11am Every Wednesday Nimbin Farmers’ Market Next to The Green Bank, Cullen Street, Nimbin. 3pm-6pm Every Thursday Lismore Produce Market Magellan Street (between Carrington & Molesworth Streets) Lismore CBD. 3.30pm-7pm Every Saturday Lismore Farmers Market Lismore Showground, North Lismore. 8am-11am Blue Knob Farmers Market Blue Knob Café and Gallery, 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock. 8.30am-12pm First Sunday of the month Make It Bake It Grow It Summerland House Farm, 253 Wardell Road, Alstonville. 9am-1pm


family fun World Heritage rainforests, beautiful parks and playgrounds, pools, roller-skating, ten pin bowling, go-kart racing, walking trails, breathtaking lookouts and waterfalls, boat ramps and jetties... Lismore is a natural playground.

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Here are just a few entertaining ideas: • Go on a night vision guided bushwalk through the Nightcap National Park • Take a guided mountain bike tour • Explore the indoor rainforest replica at the Lismore Visitor Information Centre • Try rollerskating, puttputt golf, ten pin bowling or our magnificent golf course • Toddlers will love Playquest Café & Play Centre with slides, ball pits and toys

• championship standard • heated 50m, 25m and toddlers pools • variety of programs • quality swimming school

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there’s a totally retro roller skating rink and putt-putt golf

• Our four-cinema Birch Carroll & Coyle complex has all the latest blockbusters • Take in the arts with Peggy Popart at the Lismore Regional Gallery and introduce kids to art (2nd Saturday each month) • Visit the Koala Care Centre for a guided tour (by appointment) • Explore the riverbank’s story sites and learn about our rich river history • Be part of the Lismore Lantern Parade in June • Lismore Memorial Baths’ pool and the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre are the ideal places to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

• water slide • aqua aerobics • inflatable’s • 600 sqm indoor pool

• toddlers‘ pool • barbeques & café • leisure & fitness centre • infrared saunas

• group exercises • circuits • child minding • youth centre • two basketball courts

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sports aquaticcentre

Lismore

open 7 days • Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah • 02 6625 0500


parks & gardens Lismore has beautiful public spaces from formal gardens to rainforest reserves. You’re sure to find space to relax. Heritage Park – Molesworth St, Lismore Paradise for kids with lots of play equipment and a miniature railway. The train operates on Thursdays, weekends and school holidays. There are plenty of shady tables and barbecues. Wade Park – Anne St, Lismore A five-hectare park with swings, slides, picnic shelters, a wheelchair-accessible playground and bike tracks. Kadina Park – Ballina Rd & Kadina St, Goonellabah A great toddlers’ playground with climbing zone, shared bike and walking paths, a basketball court and football field. There are BBQ and picnic facilities. Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens – Wyrallah Rd, Lismore A beautiful rainforest garden showcasing species native to the area. Take a picnic lunch and look out for koalas snoozing in the trees. It’s great for bird watching too. Nesbitt Park – Casino St, South Lismore Wheelchair and disability accessible playground including a wheelchair swing, outdoor playground equipment and a 1km, 3-metre wide walking/jogging track. There are also wheelchair accessible amenities with plenty of parking spots. Rotary Park – Rotary Drive, Lismore Around 12 hectares of rainforest featuring hoop pines, giant Moreton Bay figs and around 254 native plant species.

Riverside Park – Victoria St, Lismore This wonderful park runs through the heart of Lismore. There’s a wharf, boat ramp, free BBQs, and a skate park plus an outdoor museum, bushfood garden, huge butter churn sculpture and stories of Lismore’s history. Rocky Creek Dam – Rocky Creek Dam Rd, Dorroughby Surrounded by Nightcap National Park, Rocky Creek Dam has wonderful picnic and BBQ areas and views of the dam and surrounding countryside. It has a platypus viewing platform, boardwalk, pontoon bridge and four beautiful walks. No swimming, however, as the dam also provides much of the region’s water supply.

Lismore’s best kept secret.

skate parks Oliver Ave, Goonellabah Market St, Lismore Sibley St, Nimbin

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TASTE THE REGION

Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens Just 3km from the CBD. Experience the region’s rainforest. Visit us 9am-4pm Monday to Sunday 313 Wyrallah Road, East Lismore. Self-guiding maps available.

Working Avocado and Macadamia Farm OPEN 7 DAYS, 9am - 4pm Tel: 02 6628 0610 253 Wardell Road, Alstonville NSW 2477 www.summerlandhousefarm.com.au Creating employment opportunities for people with a disability


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Long renowned as a

city of sports

the rolling green hills are a favourite among cruising car clubs

, Lismore boasts a proud sporting history with magnificent grounds and facilities for small or major events. There are dozens of playing fields and cricket pitches, a synthetic hockey arena, gymnasiums, tennis and netball courts, and racing, greyhound and speedway tracks.

Lismore’s car enthusiasts enjoy 4WD clubs and tours, auto expos and shows, and the thrills and excitement of the Lismore Speedway and go-karting. The rolling green hills are a favourite among historic and cruising car clubs and, on weekends, our winding country roads look like a mobile car show! The Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre has huge indoor heated pools, a

it doesn’t have to be a drag... The Gordon Pavilion is the ideal venue for weddings, parties, meetings, workshops and conferences... and it’s right here, in the heart of the heart... Talk to the Lismore City Events Unit...

1300 878 387 visitlismore.com.au/gordonpavilion | facebook.com/lismoreevents


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water slide, toddlers’ pool and inflatables, barbecues and café, a youth centre, two indoor basketball courts and a gym, a sauna and spin room. The Lismore Memorial Baths is a state-ofthe-art training and competition facility. It features heated 50m, 25m and beachentry toddlers’ pools. ‘Splash Sunday’, from November to March, sees giant inflatables set up for hours of family fun.

Make sure you check out our ‘what’s on’ calendar at visitlismore.com.au… there’s a whole category just for sport! • Enjoy a free ladies social bike ride every Wednesday at Just Ride Cycles • Check out our local parks – we have excellent sporting equipment and outdoor facilities!

a state-of-theart competition facility

winning ways The award-winning Lismore Turf Club is the premier racing venue on the North Coast and one of Lismore’s most exciting function venues. The Winning Post Function Centre specialises in weddings, conferences, corporate dinners and parties

and promises quality at an affordable price. The Club’s regular race days are a great day out and the annual XXXX Gold Lismore Cup (fourth Thursday in September) is the highlight of the social calendar.

To find out about race meetings or more detail on the “Winning Post” Function Centre, call 66213176, 0407 213 100 e: info@lismoreturfclub.com.au or visit lismoreturfclub.com.au


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the river is sacred to the Widjabul, who view it as an old friend

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Lismore is home to the people of the Bundjalung Nation, a living culture with a continuous connection to place. The Wilsons River that runs through the heart of Lismore is the lifeblood of Widjabul Country, supporting ecosystems that have evolved over thousands of years. The river is sacred to the Widjabul, who view it as an old friend – always there in times of need with sources of nourishment to feed and look after the people. Through

this relationship, the river is seen as an important gathering place where shared learning takes place. Today, the Widjabul people share their ancestral lands with people from around the world who are drawn to the area’s richness and unrivalled quality of life. Farmers, hippies, healers, students, academics, entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers and business professionals – co-communities who are proud to call Lismore home.


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To learn more… • Drop into the Lismore Visitor Information Centre and explore the Aboriginal, environmental and historic displays – it’s amazing! • Visit or call the Richmond River Historical Society on 02 6622 7094 • Take a stroll along the banks of the Wilsons River and explore the interpretive signage, bush food garden and a huge butter churn sculpture

• Follow the mosaic footpath plaques through the CBD on Lismore’s Historic Interest Walk, a self-guided walk that highlights many of Lismore’s heritage buildings and landmarks.

a mix of people from all around the world who are drawn to the area’s magical richness


short walks, tours + trails

Take a walk through Lismore’s history and culture. From

Federation gothic cathedrals to a pub fit for a queen. This self-guided walk around the city centre explores Lismore’s many interesting historic sites and buildings.

history and culture

wilsons river experience

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Lismore Medical Clinic (1902) Built as a home and surgery for Dr Oscar Muller. The architect was Colonel F J Board who designed many of the heritage items in the civic precinct.

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Commemorative Park (1995) Established during the ‘Australia Remembers’ program held throughout Australia.

A stroll along the river walkway reveals an outdoor museum unlike any other in Australia. Interpretive sites, public art installations, native landscaping and parkland facilities all link to create a unique setting for you to explore the historic, cultural, artistic and recreational fabric of life along the banks of the Wilsons River.

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War Memorial Baths (1928) Conceived as a living memorial to those who went to the Great War of 1914-18.

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The Patriotic Memorial (1902) The district’s second oldest public monument. It originally stood outside the Gollan Hotel on the corner of Keen and Woodlark Streets where the roundabout stands today.

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Lismore Municipal Building (1928) Former Council offices designed by Sydney architect William Gilroy. From 1991 the upper level has housed the Richmond River Historical Society’s Museum and Archives.

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Lismore City Bowling Club (1914) The original Club was formed in 1907 and remains the oldest Bowling Club in NSW.

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Band Rotunda Spinks Park (1914) An outstanding Federation style bandstand, it was designed by Spinks Park architect FJ Board. The adjacent CWA Rooms and Croquet Club were built in 1928.

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Fire Station (1907) Designed by RR Jack and, when built, was the bestequipped fire station in the state outside Sydney and Newcastle.

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Lismore Regional Gallery (1908) Designed by FJ Board as the NSW Government Savings Bank – home of the Gallery since the 1950s.

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Queen Victoria Fountain (1898) Originally stood outside the Gollan Hotel (refer 14), it was relocated to this site after the Great War and fully restored to its original design as a drinking fountain in 2004.

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Lismore Post Office (1898) Designed by architect WL Vernon, it was a functioning post office until 1992.

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Commercial Banking Co. Building (1936) For many years home to the National Bank following the 1981 merger.

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Australian Joint Stock Bank Building (1876) Acquired by Temperance & General Mutual Life around 1910. (In 1891 Lismore’s first ‘Salvos’ meeting was held in the building opposite.)

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Gollan Hotel (1934) Originally the Imperial Hotel (1890), it was rebuilt in 1934. Queen Elizabeth II spent the night here during the 1954 Royal Tour of Australia.

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Educational Buildings (1882) Originally Lismore PS, Lismore HS until 1969, then Lismore Teachers’ College. Today it is the home of the Conservatorium of Music. Lismore City Library is right next door.

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listed national parks offering easy access to walking trails, breathtaking lookouts and majestic waterfalls. Surrounding the ancient Wollumbin (Mt Warning) volcano are the natural treasures of the Wollumbin, Border Ranges and Nightcap National Parks and the last eleven remnants of ‘The Big Scrub’, the vast rainforest that once blanketed much of the region. There are idyllic camping and picnic spots throughout the parks and reserves and a network of walking trails that offer everything from gentle ten-minute strolls to two-day hiking adventures.

national parks border ranges Border Ranges National Park is a large area of wilderness that protects the rainforest and unique flora and fauna of ancient Gondwana. There are spectacular views, towering forests, 1000-year-old Beech trees, waterfalls, gorges and pristine rainforest walks. Just 48km northwest of Lismore (about 1 hour and 40 minutes’ drive).

highlights • The Pinnacle Lookout has views into the Tweed Valley and beyond • Blackbutt Lookout picnic area has views of a spectacular geological formation • Bar Mountain Circuit • Border loop walk • Brindle Creek Loop Walk picnic area


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nightcap With easy access from Lismore and Nimbin, you can enjoy a picnic, bushwalk or overnight camping amid the park’s waterfalls and crystal clear creeks. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding volcanic landscape.

highlights • Minyon Falls lookout – on a clear day there are views to the ocean • Minyon Grass picnic area – nestled in the shade of trees with a magic view of the spectacular 100m falls • Protesters Falls walk – an easy walk through lush rainforest that kids will love • Terania Creek picnic area – a familyfriendly area with barbecues and lots of birds and goannas

• Rummery Park campground – accessible for small caravans, campervans and trailers. For maps and detailed information on our national parks, weather, climate, and things to do, drop into the Lismore or Nimbin Visitor Information Centres or go to visitlismore.com.au/nationalparks Other national parks and nature reserves you might be interested in include: • Bundjalung • Mebbin • Wollumbin • Booyong Nature Reserve • Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve • Rotary Park

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villages + scenic drives a quaint country pub with delicious ‘home style’ food

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Dotted throughout the of the region are tiny, postcard-perfect villages just waiting to be explored. Each village has its own character, with antique and curio shops, galleries, pubs and cafés.

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bexhill (10kms from Lismore) The view from the Open Air Cathedral makes it a popular spot for weddings or just a quiet place to sit and ponder. Bexhill’s tiny church attracts organists from Sydney and Brisbane.

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The little general store has some of the best home-made Indian curries this side of Mumbai or you can pick up some quality meat from the famous butcher shop next door.

clunes (20kms from Lismore) Once a staging post on the Lismore to Bangalow Road, Clunes is said to be the birthplace of the area’s dairy industry. There are some beautiful examples of federation houses and fine, early Australian church architecture. Clunes Local has great coffee and pizza and a friendly village atmosphere. The Old Romantic Shack is the cutest little curio shop around and the nursery up the road specialises in Australian natives.

dunoon (20kms from Lismore) Surrounded by endless rows of macadamia plantations, it’s not hard to see why the village of Dunoon is known as the Macadamia Capital of Australia.

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Dunoon is also the gateway to Rocky Creek Dam, the major source of the region’s drinking water and one of the most beautiful picnic and barbecue spots around. Swimming and boating are prohibited but there’s a great playground and plenty of nature walks. If you prefer to dine in style, take the family to the restaurant overlooking the lush grounds of the Dunoon and District Sports and Recreation Club.

eltham (15kms from Lismore) Just off the Lismore to Bangalow Road, in a picturesque valley, is the historic railway village of Eltham. You can hire the local court for a game of tennis then pop across the road for a refreshing ale at the Eltham Pub, living up to its name with real country hospitality and great pub food. Along Boatharbour Road is Eltham Valley Pantry, a lovingly restored farmhouse café on a working pecan and coffee plantation.

the channon (20 kms from Lismore) In the foothills of the Nightcap Ranges, The Channon is home to the North Coast‘s original craft market and, after more than 30 years, their “make it, bake it or grow it” credo still stands. On the second Sunday of each month, thousands of people pour into the village to enjoy homemade cuisine and hand-crafted goods and be entertained by buskers. With up to 250 stalls, it’s one of the biggest markets in regional NSW. The heritage-listed butter factory houses The Channon Tavern. Popular with visitors


29 and locals, the Tavern’s restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday with delicious meals and crispy ales. The Channon Gallery is well worth the drive in its own right! This gallery’s collection of fine art will amaze you. Nearby is the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park, where the rainforest trail follows the palm-fringed creek to Protesters Falls, named after the anti-logging campaign in the late 1970s which led to the declaration of the national park. In July, the village hosts the annual Opera at The Channon, a black tie event attracting visitors from near and far.

rosebank (30kms from Lismore) On the edge of the rainforest, the tiny hamlet of Rosebank is surrounded by macadamia and coffee plantations. It’s on the eastern edge of Nightcap National Park and provides easy access to Minyon Falls. The falls sometimes trickle, sometimes tumble, over 100 metres to the valley floor below and the view overlooking the rainforest gorge and valleys beyond is breathtaking.

wyrallah (10kms from Lismore) Downstream from Lismore on the Wilsons River, the village of Wyrallah was once a bustling port. Just south of the village, the Aboriginal Bora Ring at the back of Tucki Tucki Cemetery is a sacred ceremonial site for the Bundjalung people. Further down the road, the Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is a koala haven that was planted in the 1950s by locals to preserve natural habitat. .

scenic drives Bexhill, Clunes and Eltham A scenic country drive taking you through the beautiful villages of Bexhill, Clunes and Eltham. It’s a great day out for a picnic, pottering through local shops and enjoying home-made cakes and fresh coffee. Driving time from Lismore and return with no stops is approximately an hour and a half.

highlights: • Bexhill Open Air Cathedral has an amazing view and is perfect for a picnic! • Clunes Local is a great coffee spot with lots of cakes and slices • Old Romantic Shack has new and old worldly gifts, antiques and bric-à-brac • Booyong Flora & Nature Reserve has a short circuit walk • Eltham Pub is a quaint country pub with a wonderful restaurant • Eltham Valley Pantry is a perfect place to stop for breakfast or lunch.

Lismore to Nimbin This full day tour will take you to worldfamous Nimbin’s fascinating and funky delights. There are so many things to see and do along this drive, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Make sure you check out the monthly market calendar for that extra special experience.

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• Nimbin Rocks, believed to be 20 million years old, is of great significance to the traditional Bundjalung owners • View traditional candle-making at the Nimbin Candle Factory • Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Centre is open for tours and courses • Rainbow Power Company – factory tours and demonstrations (bookings essential) • Hemp Embassy is where you’ll find alternative hemp-based products • Nimbin Markets are held on the 4th and 5th Sundays of the month • Blue Knob Hall Gallery & Cafe overlooking the Nightcap National Park.

Lismore to Rocky Creek Dam & Minyon Falls A beautiful full-day scenic drive through lush countryside, macadamia and coffee plantations with dams, waterfalls and wonderful walking tracks. Pack a picnic lunch or dine in at Dunoon and District Sports and Recreation Club!

• Rocky Creek Dam is a favourite picnic spot with spectacular views and three walking tracks to explore. There are barbecue facilities, a children’s playground and you may even be lucky enough to view a platypus from the elevated boardwalk • Dunoon and District Sports and Recreation Club’s restaurant • Minyon Falls plunge 100 metres into the deep, palm-shaded gorge. On clear days there are views to the ocean from the waterfall’s edge, which is accessed from a wheelchair accessible platform • Rummery Park is an excellent spot for camping or a picnic • Nightcap National Park has sheer cliffs, lush rainforests and easy boardwalk access at Minyon Falls Picnic Area.

function[ality] At the Gateway, we do everything that we can to ensure that your event is all that you imagine it could be. You receive the most delicious local foods and the highest standard of service from our highly trained and professional staff so that you can simply relax and enjoy your day. Lismore Gateway Motel & Restaurant is a unique venue in a beautiful setting that has everything you need at your fingertips. Our beautiful gardens and gazebo are at your disposal. You can have canapés and drinks served by our friendly staff on the Terrace. Our open plan restaurant and function rooms will make your function easy and you can finish the day by sinking into one of our comfortable King sized beds. At the Gateway we pride ourselves on our professionalism and attention to detail and, of course, the dining is simply superb. 99 Ballina Rd Lismore 2480

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Accommodation in Lismore, Nimbin and our villages is as diverse as the region to itself, with an enormous suit all tastes and budgets. There are cosy caravan parks and camping grounds, funky backpacker hostels and delightful country farmstays, city-style motels, luxury cottages, historic homes and classic country pubs.

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Whether you’re looking for a simple bed for the night or a luxurious hinterland hideaway, the friendly staff at the Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres can help. Or, browse the options at your leisure and book online at visitlismore.com.au.

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NEW LAP POOL & 8-SEATER SPA FREE AUSTAR TV FREE WIFI ONSITE RESTAURANT FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE NEWLY RENOVATED FOUR STAR ROOMS STANDARD THREE STAR ECONOMY ROOMS SPECIALISING IN COACH & SPORTING GROUPS

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lismore city accommodation

AZA Motel

Elindale House

Lismore Centra Tourist Park

Motel 114 Keen Street, Lismore 02 6621 9499 azamotel.com

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Bed & Breakfast 34 Second Avenue, Lismore 02 6622 2533 elindalehouse.com.au

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Located in the heart of the city centre offering clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation. The AZA Motel is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shops, clubs and theatre venues.

Elindale House is a 4.5 star B&B, offering luxurious accommodation and service in a quiet and convenient location. Elindale is across the road from St Vincent’s Hospital, and close Southern Cross University. • Free hot breakfast • Free Wi-Fi with evening meals • Spacious air-conditioned rooms • Elegant en-suite bathrooms

• Conveniently located in the heart of Lismore. • Close to shopping centre, hospital, restaurants & cafés • Powered and unpowered sites in a park like setting • Newly renovated amenities block, modern laundry facilities and camp kitchen. • Senior and pensioner concessions available on application. • Under new management.

Invercauld House

Lismore City Motel

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• Pay TV, internet access-wireless broadband • Reverse cycle air-conditioning • Salt water pool, BBQ and off-street parking

Dawson Motor Inn

Motel 25 Dawson Street, Lismore 02 6621 8100 dawsonmotorinn.com.au HHHH

We offer warm and friendly hospitality. • First-rate facilities and affordable accommodation, only 5 minutes walk to CBD • 21 modern, clean, ground level units. Studio rooms, family rooms and Executive Suites • Refreshing salt-water pool and bbq • FREE Foxtel, Wi-Fi and Guest Laundry • Superb breakfast & dinner menu 7 days • Trip Advisor Voted #1 in Lismore

Caravan Park 60 Dawson Street, Lismore 02 6621 6581

Motel & Function Centre 161 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah 02 6627 1700 invercauldhouse.com.au Lismore’s only complete function venue. Set amid 2.5 hectares of subtropical rainforest in a quiet location in Goonellabah only 5 minutes to Lismore city centre. • 27 motel units and 5 function rooms • Gourmet catering, in-ground pool & gazebo • Invercauld House is the perfect setting for accommodation or any event

Motel 129 Magellan Street, Lismore 02 6621 4455 lismorecitymotel.com.au

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Lismore City Motel, in the centre of Lismore, has comfortable, affordable rooms all within easy walking distance to main attractions • Licensed restaurant on-site • Swimming pool • Internet access for guests • Free parking

Lilly’s

New Olympic Motel we aim to be your f irst choice

We strive to create a unique guest experience with friendly personal service and extraordinary comfort and value. Our deluxe rooms feature quality inclusions, LCD TVs, air-conditioning, Lumiere five-star executive beds, free wireless broadband, free Austar, undercover parking and a handy, central location.

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Lismore Palms Caravan Park

Sisley’s Motel

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Caravan Park 42-58 Brunswick Street, Lismore 02 6621 7067 lismorepalms.com.au

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On the banks of the Wilsons River, the Lismore Palms is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday with en-suite cabins, camping area and powered and non powered van sites. • Walk along the river and enjoy bass fishing • Spacious shaded sites for large caravans • BBQ facilities and onsite swimming pool • Dog friendly (in owner touring vans only)

Situated centrally to the Lismore CBD, Sisley’s Motel offers a comfortable, clean and friendly location for your visit. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available onsite. • Quiet, large fully serviced, air-conditioned • Family rooms • Spa suite • Off street parking • Wi-Fi • Breakfast and dinner available

Motel 111 Dawson Street, Lismore 02 6621 9888

Dedicated to superior service, the Lismore Bounty Motel provides a sanctuary for the discerning traveller. The only HHHH (AAA Tourism rated)

Melville House

Lismore Wilson Motel

Bed & Breakfast 267 Ballina Road, Lismore 02 6621 5778 melvillehouselismore.com

Motel 119 Ballina Road, Lismore 02 6622 3383 lismorewilsonmotel.com.au

A spacious home with relaxing accommodation in a convenient location. The perfect weekend retreat and excellent value for money. • Variety of rates with a generous cooked breakfast • 17m swimming pool in landscaped gardens • Pet friendly • A home with both companionship and solitude

Close to the CBD and restaurants the Wilson offers spacious home-away-from-home suites with balcony or courtyard views. • Home prepared breakfast served daily • Free wifi internet and free Foxtel • Individual reverse-cycle air-conditioning • Home-cooked evening meals available 7 days

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The Bounty offers contemporary accommodation and superb cuisine at the Lobby Café & Bar. Secure undercover parking and Free WiFi and Foxtel.

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lismore rural accommodation lismore village accommodation

Annie’s Place B&B

Halls Country Cottages

The Shed

Bed & Breakfast 465 Rous Road, Tregeagle 02 6629 5285, 0438 295 755 anniesplaceretreat.com.au

Cottages/Self-Contained 188 Numulgi Road, Numulgi 02 6628 4101 or 0414 284 101 hallscountrycottages.com.au

Bed & Breakfast 1575 Dunoon Road, Dunoon 02 6689 5994 theshedatdunoon.com.au

Relax in a peaceful and picturesque rural setting only 10 minutes from the Lismore city centre. • Enjoy stays for business and/or pleasure • Experience warm and friendly hospitality • Free broadband wireless internet • Generous, fresh cooked breakfast

Comfortable and inviting self-contained cottages within 10 km of the Lismore CBD. Relax and enjoy the sprawling views of the rich countryside. A great vantage point from which to explore all that this region has to offer. • 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained cottages • Full kitchen facilities • Linen provided • Free BBQ facilities

Switch off, unwind, and rejuvenate. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from your private deck with views over the macadamia plantations to the distant ranges. • Self contained room with all facilities separate from main home. • Accommodation for up to two people • Beautifully furnished room with en suite • Continental breakfast served daily in room

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Eternity Springs Art Farm

Havan’s Eco Tourist Retreat

H H H H Self Contained Studio & Cottage 723 Pinchin Road, The Channon 02 6628 2101 annasretreat.com.au

Bed & Breakfast 483 Tuntable Creek Road, The Channon 02 6688 6385 eternitysprings.com

Retreat Lot 1, Lawler Road, The Channon 02 6688 6108 havans.com.au

Offering 2 unique self contained Accommodations • The Studio – queen bed s/c studio with private deck perfect for a romantic weekend • The Cottage – 3 bedroom s/c cottage perfect for a family or group • Tropical garden setting, private, peaceful, valley views • Indulged luxury at affordable prices

Experience sustainable living with a variety of comfortable, funky accommodation. • Indoor & outdoor meeting spaces • Luxury cabin, rooms in the farmhouse, funky cubbies • Venues for group events - sleeps up to 20 • Fully equipped kitchen, BBQ’s & pizza oven • Forest walk to secluded waterfall and creek

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Nestled on Terania Creek, 30 minutes from Lismore and 45 minutes from Byron Bay, between The Channon and Protestor Falls, in rainforest with views of Terania Creek. • Abundant wildlife, including platypus, numerous native birds and rare butterflies abound. • Your hostess , Brigitte Havan Odum is a wellknown artist who can offer tuition in Yoga and the Arts.

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transport Between the rainforest and the sea in the NSW Northern Rivers – just 45km inland from Byron Bay and 100km south of the Gold Coast – Lismore is the cultural and economic heart of the region.

by car Located on the Bruxner Highway and easily accessed by car, Lismore is within a 2.5-hour drive of Brisbane and around 9 hours from Sydney.

by train NSW TrainLink services are available from Sydney to Casino with a change over and bus from Casino to Lismore.

by plane Lismore is serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX) between Sydney and Lismore. Lismore Regional Airport is only a 5-minute drive away from the city centre with taxi, limousine and hire car services available. There’s friendly service, plenty of parking, free wireless internet, a meeting room and a spacious, air-conditioned terminal with refreshments, light meals and gourmet coffee available.

by coach Several coach and bus operators provide services to Lismore from major centres throughout Australia and the region.

from here to there... Ballina via Alstonville 32km Brisbane via Pacific Highway 198km via Summerland Way 206km Byron Bay via Bangalow 45km Casino 30km Coffs Harbour via Woodburn 205km Coolangatta via Bangalow 99km via Nimbin 112km Grafton via Summerland Way 132km via Woodburn 129km Kyogle 44km Melbourne via Hume Highway 1600km Nimbin 31km Sydney via Pacific Highway 736km via New England Hwy 856km Tenterfield via Bruxner Highway 158km

you get so much more from Lismore Rex and Lismore Regional Airport will treat you to the best in country hospitality and facilities on your next trip to the Far North Coast. From the time you board one of Rex’s 40 weekly flights between Sydney and Lismore until you’re sipping gourmet coffee in the airconditioned terminal, everything will be just perfect. It’s all at your disposal in Lismore - award winning service, free wireless internet, car rentals and much, much more...

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the directory accommodation bed & breakfast Annie’s Place 465 Rous Road, Tregeagle 02 6629 5285 0438 295 795 anniesplaceretreat.com.au info@anniesplaceretreat.com.au Elindale House 34 Second Ave, Lismore 02 6622 2533 info@elindalehouse.com.au elindalehouse.com.au Melville House 267 Ballina Rd, Lismore 02 6621 5778 bookings@melvillehouse.com melvillehouselismore.com The Shed 1575 Dunoon Rd, Dunoon 02 6689 5994 lyn@theshedatdunoon.com.au theshedatdunoon.com.au

caravan parks Lismore Palms Caravan Park 42-58 Brunswick St, Lismore 02 6621 7067 lismore_palms@bigpond.com lismorepalms.com.au Lismore Centra Tourist Park 60 Dawson St, Lismore 02 6621 6581

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AZA Motel 114 Keen St, Lismore 02 6621 9499 info@azamotel.com azamotel.com Dawson Motor Inn 25 Dawson St, Lismore 02 6621 8100 dawsonmotorinn.com Karinga Motel 258 Molesworth St, Lismore 02 6621 2787 mail@karingamotel.com karingamotel.com Invercauld House 161 Invercauld Rd, Goonellabah 02 6627 1700 ihouse@scu.edu.au invercauldhouse.com.au Lilly’s New Olympic Motel 244 Molesworth St, Lismore 02 6621 9900 olympic@motorinn.net motorinn.net

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Lismore City Motel 129 Magellan St, Lismore 02 6621 4455 mail@lismorecitymotel.com.au lismorecitymotel.com.au

The Channon Markets Coronation Park, The Channon 02 6688 6433 admin@thechannonmarket.org.au thechannonmarket.org.au

Lismore Gateway Motel & Restaurant 99 Ballina Rd, Lismore 02 6621 5688 admin@lismoregatewaymotel. com.au lismoregatewaymotel.com.au

Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre 50 Oliver Ave, Goonellabah 02 6625 5370 gsac@lismore.nsw.gov.au gsac.net.au

Lismore Wilson Motel 119 Ballina Rd, Lismore 02 6622 3383 enquiries@lismorewilsonmotel. com.au lismorewilsonmotel.com.au Sisley’s Motel 111 Dawson St, Lismore 02 6621 9888 sisleysmotel@bigpond.com sisleysmotel.com.au The Lismore Bounty Motel 241 Keen St, Lismore 02 6622 7622 res@lismorebounty.com lismorebounty.com.au

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Lismore Library 110 Magellan St, Lismore 02 6621 2464 rtrl.nsw.gov.au Lismore Regional Gallery 131 Molesworth St, Lismore 02 6622 2209 artgallery@lismore.nsw.gov.au lismoregallery.org Lismore Turf Club Woodlawn Rd, Lismore 02 6621 3176 info@lismoreturfclub.com lismoreturfclub.com.au Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens 313 Wyrallah Rd, East Lismore 02 6689 5261 0431 223 340 friendslrbg@bigpond.com

Eternity Springs Art Farm 483 Tuntable Creek Rd, The Channon 02 6688 6385 amanda@eternitysprings.com eternitysprings.com

Summerland House Farm 253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville 02 6628 0610 functions@hwns.com.au summerlandhousefarm.com.au

Havan’s Ecotourist Retreat Lot 1, Lawler Road, The Channon 02 6688 6108 havans@bigpond.com havans.com.au

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self contained Anna’s Retreat 723 Pinchin Rd, The Channon 02 6628 2101 annasretreat.com.au anna@annasretreat.com.au Halls Country Cottages 188 Numulgi Rd, Numulgi 02 6628 4101 0414 284 101 hallscountry@people.net.au hallscountrycottages.com.au

Lismore Shopping Square Crn Brewster & Uralba Sts, Lismore 02 6621 7461 enquiries@lismoreshoppingsquare. com lismoreshoppingsquare.com

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hotels Eltham Hotel & Restaurant 441 Eltham Rd, Eltham 02 6629 1217 eltham_inn@bigpond.com elthampub.com.au Richmond Hotel 36 Woodlark St, Lismore 02 6621 9098 info@richmondhotel.com.au richmondhotel.com.au Rous Hotel Zadoc & Keen St, Lismore 02 6621 5044

restaurants Black Sombrero 136 Keen Street, Lismore 02 6621 3111 bookings@blacksombrero.com.au blacksombrero.com.au Miss Lizzies Restaurant 36 Woodlark St, Lismore 02 6622 7394 info@richmondhotel.com.au richmondhotel.com.au/miss-lizzies Palate at the Gallery 133 Molesworth St, Lismore 02 6622 8830 palateatthegallery@gmail.com palateatthegallery.com

transport Lismore Regional Airport Bruxner Hwy, South Lismore 02 6622 2798 Regional Express Airlines 13 17 13 rex.com.au Lismore Taxis 02 6621 8620

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The Mecca Café 80 Magellan St, Lismore 02 6621 3901 meccacafe@outlook.com meccacafe.com.au

Economic Development Unit 1300 878 387 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au lismore.nsw.gov.au

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The Channon Gallery 52 Terania St, The Channon 02 6688 6322 info@thechannongallery.com thechannongallery.com

Lismore Workers Club 231 Keen St, Lismore 02 6621 7401 info@lismoreworkers.com.au lismoreworkers.com.au

Lismore Events Unit 02 6621 3413 leanne.clark@lismore.nsw.gov.au visitlismore.com.au/eventsunit


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accommodation backpacker Nimbin Backpackers – Granny Farm 112 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 1333 grannysfarmnimbin@gmail.com nimbinbackpackers.com nimbinbackpackers.com Nimbin Rox YHA 74 Thorburn St, Nimbin 02 6689 0022 nimbinrox@yha.com.au nimbinrox.com.au

Calurla Chalets 300 Lillian Rock Rd, Lillian Rock, Nimbin 02 6689 7297 calurla.com.au info@calurla.com.au

Nimbin Candle Factory Cullen St, The Old Butter Factory, Nimbin 02 6689 1010 nimcand@bigpond.net.au nimbincandles.com.au

Teretre Tourist Cabins 5 High St, Nimbin 02 6689 1908 info@teretre.com.au teretre.com.au

Nimbin Craft Gallery 1 Sibley St, Nimbin 02 6689 1375 enquiries@nimbincraftgallery. com.au nimbincraftgallery.com.au

things to see & do The Green Bank 1/39 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 1881 thegreenbanknimbin@gmail.com facebook.com/ TheGreenBankNimbin

bed & breakfast Grey Gum Lodge 2 High St, Nimbin 02 6689 1713 stay@greygymlodge.com greygumlodge.com

The H.E.M.P Embassy 51 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 1842 head@hempembassy.net hempembassy.net

caravan park Nimbin Caravan Park 29 Sibley St, Nimbin 02 6689 1402

Hemping Around 4/45 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 0024 hempinaround@bigpond.com.au hempingaround.com

retreat Crofton’s Retreat 360 Croftons Rd, Nimbin 02 6689 0030 info@croftonsretreat.com.au croftonsretreat.com.au

Nimbin Mad Hattery 5/46 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 1550 nimbinmadhattery@gmail.com

Nimbin Tattoo Studio Shop 2/46 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 1393 info@nimbintattoo.com Rainbow Power Company 1 Alternative Way, Nimbin 02 6689 1430 sales@rpc.com.au rpc.com.au

dining Oasis Café 80 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 0199 Nimbin Pizza & Trattoria 2/70 Cullen St, Nimbin 02 6689 1427

Lismore Cnr Ballina Rd & Molesworth St 1300 369 795 visitlismore.com.au Nimbin 3/46 Cullen St 02 6689 1388 visitnimbin.com.au Ballina 6 River Street 02 6686 3484 discoverballina.com Byron Bay 80 Johnston St 02 6680 8558 visitbyronbay.com

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Casino 86 Centre St 02 6662 3566 visitrichmondvalley.com.au Clarence Coast Ferry Park, Pacific Hwy Maclean 02 6645 4121 clarencetourism.com Clarence River Pacific Hwy, South Grafton 02 6642 4677 clarencetourism.com Kyogle Summerland Way 02 6632 2700 visitkyogle.com.au Murwillumbah Cnr Alma St & Tweed Valley Way 02 6672 1340 destinationtweed.com.au Tweed Heads Wharf St 1800 674 414 destinationtweed.com.au

the conversation investment

More than just a great place to visit, Lismore City

If you think you might be interested in investing

is the thriving commercial heart of the vibrant

in your business and your life, give Lismore City

Northern Rivers region. It ticks all of the practical boxes as a sound place to invest,

Council’s Economic Development Manager a call and start a conversation about what Lismore can do for you.

relocate or start up a business. It also offers something that you might just be a little short on...

a life!

02 6625 0458

lismore.nsw.gov.au

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