Lismore Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by wise23girl
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by wise23girl
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by wise23girl

Lismore Things to Do


    Located next to 15 Molesworth street, is another good mural. This one depicts what it was like when ships came up the River and pulled into the wharf to be loaded and unloaded with goods. The other part shows the waterfalls, birds and butterflies your likely to see in the area.Across the road, is a parking lot where Free Public Toilets are located....


    Lismore has some nice Churches, and another one, is St. Andrew's. St Andrew's Anglican Church was built in 1904, and was added to in 1913 and 1935.It replaced the original timber church (1871).It is heritage listed and has many nice stained glass windows, nicely carved timber furniture and a historic pipe organ.The church has a bell tower...


    This Cathedral is built like one I would expect to see oversea's. It is beautiful, and we have Jeremiah Doyle, the first Bishop of Lismore, to thank for the building of this majestic Cathedral.Who was he?He was born in Kilmurry, County Cork in Ireland, in 1849 and he became one of many missionary priest's who came to Australia to establish the...


    The Lismore Uniting Church is a little different to most as it offers a mixture of a traditional & contemporary church service on Sunday mornings.Another idea that has taken off, is the "Messy Church," an idea that came from England. The Messy Church is held to encourage families who may not attend Church, to come and interact and participate in...


    When I was walking around Lismore town centre, I noticed a flood level marker on one of the poles.As Lismore is situated on the Wilsons River which runs into the large Richmond River at Coraki, the city has always been plagued with floods. In the olden days, the floods were used by the cedar-getters to float their logs downstream to mills, or to...


    I continued my walk along Molesworth street to the corner of Woodlark Street. Along this section of the street, are some very impressive Bank Buildings! For something different, the Richmond Chambers built in 1858, is now used as a Café. I found a clock on one of the buildings in Molesworth street quite different!Located on the street corner is the...


    Do go for a walk along Magellan street and watch out for Nesbitt Lane, for in this lane is a really lovely Mural. From what I could make out, I think the Mural is telling the story of the area, from the time the Aboriginals lived here, to when the first settlers arrived and cargo ships frequented the river. The Birds and Reptiles are what is found...


    Magellan street is a one-way street for part of the way. Its a nice tree-lined shady street to wander along and do some window shopping. The footpath has been widened and now the cafes can have outdoor seating in quite a nice location."Inspirations of the Heart and Home" was a gift shop which looked to have some interesting gifts. Unfortunately, it...


    On the walled area beside the Lismore Transit centre, are a series of paintings done by the "Back Alley Gallery of Lismore."This is all because of an idea put forward by street Artist, Nathan Eyres. His idea came from a similar project in Melbourne where the lanes are being transformed into pieces of art. He thought the alley ways which look drab...


    What a gorgeous building this is! Not something I expected to see in Australia!I am talking about the now Old Post & Telegraph Office which is no longer the Post office, but in the hands of private people.I hope nothing ever happens to this architecturally beautiful building!It was built in 1899, and has a very beautiful and ornate clock and bell...


    The Lismore Regional Gallery is an unusual combination of Art Deco and Continental Secession architecture, the latter I am not familiar with. It was built in 1908 to house the Lismore Branch of the Government Savings Bank of NSW. It was October, 1954 when it officially became the Lismore Art Gallery.The Gallery has in its collection, paintings,...


    Queen Victoria Record Reign FountainPrint Page Print this page This is a beautiful marble fountain I found located in Spinks Park. In Australia, we don't have many like this one around. The fountain actually commemorates the 60 years reign of Queen Victoria. She was born on 24 May 1819 an at only 18years of age, ascended the throne. She then...


    This is a nice easy stroll following a pathway that runs most of the way beside the Wilson river.You can start or either finish at the Visitor Information centre. We were in our Car with a Caravan in tow, so we left this in the FREE CAR PARK at the centre.The walk took me past some sculptures - the one I liked the best was of the two Aboriginal...


    The first stop should be at the Lismore Visitor Information Centre located on the corner of Molesworth and Ballina roads, to pick up the FREE WALKABOUT LISMORE BROCHURE.The walk begins at the Visitor centre and heads along Molesworth street. The first stop was an old double storied building being used as the Lismore Medical Clinic. This was built...


    Also located in Spinks Park, is the Lismore City Bowls Club that opened in 1916. The Club is known for being friendly, so much so, the front gate of the clubhouse was donated by a team from Victoria in appreciation of the hospitality they received. A piece of history is the Flagpole, a ship's mast, donated by Captain Gordon of the North Coast and...


    This park began where the Commemorative Park finished. What I first saw, was an old Federation styled Band Rotunda from 1914. Adjacent are the CWA Rooms and Croquet Club, both built in 1928. This park is lawned and has plenty of seating and picnic tables and benches and a paved pathway to follow. I found a plaque with a note saying the Mayor of...


    It can get hot in Lismore, no worries though, as the Lismore Memorial Baths are open for business once again. The Baths have two pools, one 50metre pool with 8 lanes and heated to 27ºC, this is an outdoor pool. The other one is 25metres with 4 lanes and heated to 30ºC as it's a shaded outdoor pool.For the little -ones, there is beach-entry...


    Commemorative Park was established in 1995 during the 'Australia Remembers program. War Memorials in other parts of Lismore were re-located to this park, so now they are all together.One of the newer and more impressive Memorials, if for the Great War [1914-1919]. This stands in the middle of the main entrance pathway.Also in the park, from 1902,...


Lismore Hotels

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  • Dawson Motor Inn

    25 Dawson St, Lismore, 2480, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Karinga Motel

    258-260 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480, Australia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Lakeside Lodge Motel

    100 Bruxner Highway, Lismore, 2480, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Lismore Restaurants

  • Good food and wine

    Popped in for afternoon tea..loved it...going back for breakfast...I had some banana and coconut bread...delicious for afternoon tea and good coffee.So next morn arrived and we went for breakfast....poached eggs with avocado and fritters and sour dough bread very nicely presented.Unfortunately they are closed Monday so we have to find somewhere...

  • Great Breakfast

    We always seek out good food and 'just the right decor' if at all possible. So a few weeks ago kin 2013 we chose this cafe as we liked the look of the menu and we loved the old Richmond Chambers which was home to Cafe29 Downtown.So we are back a few weeks later to do a bit of dancing and would you believe the lady waiting on the tables remembered...

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Lismore Nightlife

  • Some food...some dancing

    Well this Club has dancing and music some every night.......slot machines.....dinner shows and you can find a comfortable spot to while away a few pleasant hours.Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday.We are planning a return trip as once a month on Sunday there is an all day Country Carna with various artists withsome dancing...

  • Local meat market

    You wouldn't think it when you walk around the quiet town of a Saturday night but hidden away at the back of Mary Gilhooley's Irish Pub is honestly one of the finest nightclubs in both NSW, QLD and Victoria!ONE Bar and Nightclub blends current top 40 dance hits, old school favourites, R&B and fast-paced techno beats keeping the very cool, young and...

  • Super Sports Bar

    The Rous Hotel, Lismore, is a very sports orientated bar - especially during winter when the bar sponsored soccer (Richmond Rovers), baseball (Marist Brothers) and netball (Rous) all converge at the end of their respective days play. This creates a very lively, friendly atmosphere which leads to spontaneous bursts of song and dance -coupled with...


Lismore Transportation

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    by balhannah Updated Nov 24, 2013

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    The Lismore Transit centre is in a very handy position in the city centre of Lismore.
    Coming to Lismore is quite easy as many Bus companies service Lismore.
    For the latest timetables, contact the Lismore Transit Centre or the following companies:

    Northern Rivers Buslines
    02 6626 1499 or 1300 367 077
    Wallers Bus Co.
    02 6622 6266 or 0428 255 284
    Nimbin - Byron Bay Shuttle Bus
    02 6680 9189
    131 499 or
    Premier Motor Service
    13 34 10 or

    CountryLink services are available from Sydney to Casino with a change over and bus from Casino to Lismore.
    13 22 32
    The Transit Centre is open from 6.30am - 6.30pm.
    Toilets and showers are at the centre.
    A taxi serviced is available at the centre. - Lismore Taxis - phone 131008

    Centre is located at Spinks Park, Lismore.

    Lismore Transit Centre
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Lismore Local Customs

  • Visit the Lismore Visitor Centre

    For information about Lismore and the surrounds either phone, email or call in to the Visitor in in Nimbin.Before our 2013 trip I emailed in advance checking out the district and a few days later back came a package in the mail.And I think I used every bit of the information. For sure the map of the scenic route to...

  • Market Guide for Lismore,...

    In the Northern Rivers District of New South Wales, Australia you will discover markets to delight you in Lismore, Nimbin, and villages along the beautiful hinterland tourist trail ....and the Lismore or Nimbin Visitor Centres will give you a map to guide you on your way as well as a comprehensive brochure setting out places and times and type of...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lismore Off The Beaten Path

  • From Lismore NSW to Tamworth NSW

    Well there are quite a few choices ...and why would you be going that way anyway? Well we were....and you might enjoy driving this 'off the beaten path' route.This route takes you past Grafton (you just skirt the outskirts of Grafton) to Armidale and then on The New England Highway to Tamworth....this last bit is a well used route.You need your...


    The city of Lismore makes an ideal base to stay for a while and go exploring the scenic countryside.This part of New South Wales usually has lush green paddocks with contented Cows grazing, Macadamia and Stone fruit trees, roadside fruit & vegetable stalls selling fresh produce when in season. You can enjoy the rainforest at Mt Warning and other...

  • Lismore skate park

    For any lovers of the extreme sports out there the Lismore skate park is quite often choc full of very talented skaters, bladers and bikers. The park itself is one of the best in the state and you won't be disappointed if you come try it out!


Lismore Favorites

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    by Wisedancer Updated Mar 4, 2014

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    Favorite thing: When you are in Lismore you are in the heart of the Northern Rivers District of NSW Australia. There is so much to do from here.
    First there is a wonderful hinterland area with national parks, waterfalls, bush walks, and of course the 'alternatve capital' of Australia, Nimbin.

    You can drive over to Tenterfield and join the New England Highway for another 'way in' to Queensland via Wallangarra....or even off the beaten track and drive along the Clarence Way and the Lindsay Highway and go through Legume......bit of a change from the Twin Towns which you now bypass anyway.

    And of course you have the surfing beaches of NSW....some would say these beaches rival those in Queensland. We recently visited Byron Bay and the old pie shop of our 'truckin days' but it was oh so busy and crowded.

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