Lismore Visitor Information
Welcome to Lismore!
Lismore is a vibrant regional city located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. With a population of around 33,000, it is the largest city in the region and a popular destination for tourists from around the world.
Lismore is located around 200km south of Brisbane, and around 750km north of Sydney. The closest major airport is in Ballina, around 30 minutes' drive away, while the Gold Coast airport is just over an hour's drive away. There are also regular bus services to Lismore from major cities and towns in the region.
Things to do
Lismore has plenty to offer visitors, with a range of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests. Here are just a few highlights:
- Explore the Lismore Regional Gallery, which showcases the work of local and national artists.
- Take a stroll through the lush rainforest in the Nightcap National Park.
- See the amazing Minyon Falls, which plunge 100m into a deep gorge below.
- Learn about the region's rich history at the Lismore Museum.
- Take a dip in the beautiful Lake Ainsworth, which is famous for its tea-tree stained water.
Where to stay
Lismore has a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences, from budget-friendly hostels to luxurious hotels and resorts. Some of the most popular options include:
- The Bounty Motel, a budget-friendly motel with comfortable rooms and a great location close to the city centre.
- The Lismore Gateway Motel, a modern motel with spacious rooms, on-site gym and restaurant.
- The Lismore Wilson Motel, an affordable motel with clean and comfortable rooms and a great location near the CBD.
- The Oaks Oasis Resort, a luxurious resort with beautiful rooms, on-site restaurant, and a range of leisure facilities including a pool, spa and tennis courts.
Where to eat
Lismore has a great selection of cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from, with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Some of the most popular options include:
- The Bank Cafe and Bar, a stylish and modern cafe serving delicious breakfast and lunch options.
- The Loft Restaurant and Bar, a trendy rooftop bar and restaurant with great food and stunning views over the city.
- Fire in the Belly, a popular restaurant serving up delicious wood-fired pizzas and mouth-watering pasta dishes.
- Kiah Organic and Wholefood Warehouse, a health food store and cafe that serves up delicious organic meals, smoothies and snacks.
Plan your visit
For more information on things to see and do, as well as places to stay and eat in Lismore, check out the official Lismore City Council website or visit the local tourism office.
Enjoy your stay in Lismore!