Lismore is inland from Ballina and close to Casino and about 3 hours from Brisbane. Named after William Wilson who brought cattle to the area in 1844 and named it Lismore. The locals refer to Lismore as "Rainbow Region" to reflect the diverse range of fruits that can be grown in the area. There are many artists and musicians living in Lismore and the surrounding villages.
Border Ranges National Park
On the western edge rim of Mt Warning volcanic rim and known for the concentration of marsupial species and diversity of bats, birds and reptiles. Numerous waterfalls are a feature of Border Ranges National Park 38km west of Murwillumbah.
Heritage park is next to the visitor information centre with lots of play equipment for kids.
Lismore Regional Gallery
Exhibitions by local and nationally significant artists. 131 Molesworth Street (02 6622 2209).
Mt Warning National Park
Mt Warning is the eroded core of a volcano and a sacred place for the Bundjalung people. It is famous as the place where the sun first touches the East Coast of Australia. 12 km south west of Murwillumbah.
Nightcap National Park
Nightcap is a lush and well developed park with sub tropical rainforest. Minyon Falls has a 100 metre waterfall and from the falls is a good 8km loop walk. 35km north of Lismore.
River Historical Museum
Artefacts, furniture and Aboriginal exhibits. Molesworth Street
Rocky Creek Dam
Rocky Creek dam is between the Nightcap National and Park and Whian Whian State Forest, with waking trails and picnic spots.
Rotary Rainforest Reserve
Original rainforest in the centre of Lismore. Rotary Drive
Wade Park is a 5 hectare park with playground equipment and picnic shelters. Military Road, Lismore.