A good base for sightseeing.......
"STAY AT LISMORE"
Lismore is located 776 km north-east of Sydney via Woodburn, less from Brisbane.
It is a small city of about 43,000 people.
Wilson's River [Richmond River] runs through the City, not a good thing, as Lismore has seen more than it's share of bad floods.
There are lots of Heritage buildings in the City, Museums, Art Galleries, nice parks & Lakes and lookouts.
Lismore Lake, 2.5 km south of the CBD, is an artificial lagoon for swimming with picnic-barbecue facilities and an adventure park on the foreshores.
Robinsons Lookout on Girards Hill, has views over the river to South Lismore and north over the town to Blue Knob, Mt Nardi and Mt Matheson.
"EXPLORE THE COUNTRYSIDE!"
The Lismore Visitor and Heritage Centre is located at the corner of the Bruxner Highway and Molesworth St.
It features the 'Rainforest Experience' - an authentic-looking indoor recreation of a rainforest environment complete with sound effects, button-operated animals, a waterfall, a bridge and separate video displays.
There are plenty of local arts and crafts for sale.
The surrounding countryside is pretty, as are the small Villages.
You will see Dairy Cattle, Pig farming, all sorts of fruits including
bananas, varieties of tropical fruit's and macadamian nuts.
"THE SURROUNDING AREA"
The Channon is a pretty village which is noted for its artistic alternative community.
Markets are held at Coronation Park on the second Sunday of each month. They are an ideal place to check out the arts and crafts of the area.
Nightcap National Park..........
Visit the Protester Falls Picnic Area which is located in the Terania Creek basin - a narrow valley of subtropical rainforest and eucalypt forest at the foot of the Nightcap Range.
A 1.4-km return walk set amidst beautiful rainforest featuring bangalow palms, leads to Protesters Falls.
The ridges, peaks and gullies of Nightcap National Park consist of solidified and eroded lava from the extinct Mt Warning volcano.
The fertile soil, together with the state's highest rainfall, have created one of the state's finest sections of subtropical rainforest.
Dunoon is located 17 km north-north-east of Lismore, is noted for its macadamia plantations and orchids.
Rocky Creek Dam Picnic Area which overlooks the lake with its mountainous background is another pretty spot.
As Rocky Creek is the main water supply for Lismore, fishing, swimming and boating are prohibited.
There are picnic-barbecue facilities with wood supplied, a shelter shed, a playground, drinking water and walking tracks.
A boardwalk leads by Platypus Lagoon.
You can also drive to Minyon Falls, another pretty waterfall with plenty of wildlife.
It really is a lovely area to pay a visit, and to stay a few days and have a look around.