family fun

live + work + play

Beautiful parks and playgrounds, stunning national parks and awesome waterfalls and plenty of wide open spaces... there is plenty to entertain the family in and around Lismore.

The World Heritage-listed rainforests and bushland surrounding Lismore, Nimbin and villages provide a natural playground for the whole family to explore. For a truly unique adventure, take the family on a night vision guided walk through the Nightcap National Park or a guided mountain bike tour.

With lush rainforests and unspoiled beaches within a 40 minute drive, you’re never too far from fun in Lismore.

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Family Fun

The Cheeze Van at Nimbin Valley Dairy

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Visit the farm to enjoy a coffee, take in the views, eat some cheese and experience a real working farm. Farm gate offering coffee, milkshakes, cakes, cheese toasties, cheese platters and tastings. Local products available for purchase, plus self-guided farm tours. Weekly: Thursday – Sunday, 10am (more)

Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre


Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre is an aquatics, sports and fitness centre operated by Lismore City Council. It provides a family friendly environment to play sport, work out and cool off. There are learn-to-swim classes for toddlers to adults, an onsite creche and holiday vacation care (more)

Heritage Park Miniature Railway


Heritage Park Miniature Railway is a paradise for kids and a treat for parents too! Miniature trains take kids on two laps around the track enjoying all the sights around Heritage Park. Cost is $4 per ride / $16 for a group (max 5 people). Heritage Park also features lots of cleverly designed play (more)

Lismore Kart Club


Let's go racing! at Lismore Kart Club. The Club has regular dates for racing and other events, and hold 'Come & Try' weekends. All dates and events are advertised on their website.   Racing fans are more than welcome to come along and watch any of the events, entry is free. There is a canteen (more)

Lismore Memorial Baths


The Lismore Memorial Baths is located at 179 Molesworth Street, Lismore, in the heart of the city. It offers excellent facilities in a convenient location. Eight-lane 50-metre lap pool Four lane 25-metre lap pool Toddlers splash pool Swimsations Swim School (for more information, to our Learn-to- (more)

Lismore Speedway


Lismore Speedway hosts a series of scheduled events involving six, sometimes up to ten drivers competing over eight anti-clockwise laps of the oval circuit. Come and check out the action where you will see fast paced machines sideways, power sliding or broadsiding into the bends. The speedway track (more)

Nesbitt Park


Lismore’s Nesbitt Park is located just a short drive from Lismore’s main CBD area. The Wheelchair and disability accessible playground includes a wheelchair swing, accessible outdoor playground equipment and one kilometre (3 metres wide) walking/ jogging track. There is also exercise equipment, (more)



Rollerworld is a great family friendly entertainment venue offering roller skating for skaters of all ages and abilities.  Get your skates on and join us at one of our popular skating sessions. You'll get 2 hours of skating, music, dancing, games and more! So if you are young or old, skating is a (more)

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens


A short scenic journey into Byron’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary. Welcome to the home of the largest natural crystals in the world where you can sit in an ancient amethyst cave. Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth or take flight in the Wings to Eternity mural. Wander through (more)

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