Tucked away in the far north eastern pocket of NSW, is Lismore, approximately 40 minutes west of Byron Bay. An area renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty, amazing cultural diversity, relaxed lifestyles and quirky charms, a place where old school blends with new age and nature sets the pace.
Lismore’s diversity is reflected in a remarkable variety of shopping choices for a regional centre. There are arcades full of surprises and quirky shops that specialise in all sorts of niche markets. You’ll find fabulous food at roadside stalls and markets throughout the region and for the freshest produce around, check out the Rainbow Region Organic Market at the showground every Tuesday morning or the Farmer’s Market every Saturday.
Lismore and Nimbin are on the doorstep of several magnificent World Heritage National Parks offering easy access to walking trails, waterfalls that cascade into clear mountain pools and breathtaking lookouts. Ancient rainforests shroud the hills, ridges and valleys of the Nightcap and Border Ranges National Parks. There is even a rainforest remnant in Lismore’s City Centre. At the southern rim of the ancient Wollumbin shield volcano, the rolling green hills are dotted with quaint villages, neat rows of macadamia and coffee and hidden valleys enshrouded with mystical rainforest.