see + do

live + work + play

Lismore is an extraordinary place – a place of amazing cultural diversity and creativity in a truly beautiful natural environment. The city and the rolling green hills that surround it are alive with a creative spirit reflecting our relaxed lifestyles and the beauty and majesty of our natural landscape. There are literally hundreds of things to see and do in Lismore!


Enjoy a picnic, bushwalk or overnight camping trip amid the park’s escarpments, waterfalls and crystal clear creeks and enjoy incredible views of the 20 million year-old Wollumbin shield volcano (more)

retail therapy

Indulge in a little retail therapy – Lismore style! Arcades full of quirky shops offer all sorts of treasures and trinkets while specialty stores and shopping centres have everything you need for your home, lifestyle, children, garden or wedding (more)

great parks

Visit one of our fabulous parks & gardens, kids love Heritage Park! Lismore prides itself on its beautiful parks and public spaces. From its well-tended formal gardens to its lush and carefully protected rainforest reserves, you’re sure to find a tranquil space to relax and unwind (more)

galleries + studios

Explore the many galleries + studios dotted throughout the region. You can pick up a copy of the Arts + Vintage + Retro Guide at a local visitor information centre or download a copy from brochures + maps here (more)

live performance

Catch one of Norpa's quality live performances. Regional performing arts organisation, NORPA, creates, produces and presents innovative original work and important theatre productions from its home in the Lismore City Hall. NORPA is one of only a handful of regional theatre companies that create and produce their own work (more)


Take a scenic drive through the green hills & acres of macadamias & coffee. Get off the beaten track and head for the hills to discover the real charms and natural wonders of the region. We've put together scenic drive itineraries to help you find your way (more)

historic interest walk

Take a walk through Lismore’s history and culture. From Federation gothic cathedrals to a pub fit for a queen. This self guided walk around the city centre explores Lismore’s many interesting historic sites & buildings. Pick up a walkabout brochure at one of our local visitor centre's or download from maps + brochures on the travel info section on this website (more)


Each weekend, in at least one of the towns of the region, there’s a big, colourful market brimming with fabulous arts and crafts, second-hand bargains, locally grown produce and, lots more. A visit to the markets is a unique and highly rewarding day out (more)

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