waterways

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Wherever you go in the Northern Rivers you’ll find water, lots of water…as the name suggests, the waterways are an integral part of the Northern Rivers experience. The great rivers have helped to shape not only the landforms but also the economic, cultural and recreational life of the entire region. The extensive waterways of the region provide a rich bounty of prawns, oysters and fish; they provide shelter for our offshore fishing fleets and are the lifeblood of our increasingly diverse farming community. They are also apart of a vast aquatic theme park, bursting with natural wonders, where you’ll find every conceivable form of water borne activity. Our waterways are a veritable Eden for frogs, water birds and wildlife and a natural wonderland for ecotourists.

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fishing

Lismore offers a variety of spots to go fishing, with a variety of boat ramps, jetties and wharves providing easy access along the manicured riverbanks. (more)

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wilsons riverbank

Take a walk along the banks of the Wilsons River to learn more about the City’s significant river history. There are three interpretive story sites starting at Riverside Park that reveal the historic, cultural and recreational fabric of life along the banks of the Wilsons River.  (more)

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rocky creek dam

Rocky Creek Dam is a 29-square kilometre pristine catchment area supplying drinking water to the Northern Rivers area from Ocean Shores, west to Lismore and south to Woodburn. (more)

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