The Northern Rivers Region

Events and Things to do in the Northern Rivers Region

Lismore is the Gateway to the Northern Rivers Region and the Gateway Motel and Restaurant is conveniently located as your starting point to explore all there is to offer.

Try some retail therapy, go on the cafe trail, enjoy a movie at the Starcourt Theatre, or the latest production from Norpa. Ten pin bowling, the Memorial baths, cinema and a host of other activities will keep you busy!

Further afield, the Far North Coast’s famous pristine beaches including the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay, are a 30-40 minute drive away. Take a drive through the hills to the iconic Nimbin and the magnificent Mount Warning or enjoy a coffee at one of the local villages and soak up the atmosphere. Contact us for assistance in planning your itinerary!

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More information about events and things to do around the Region

Information here is provided as a starting point! Use these sites for more detailed information about events and activities in Lismore and the Far North Coast of NSW.

This is by no means a complete list, but here’s a few things on offer around Lismore and the region. We’ve linked to websites where available. All links open in a new browser window.

Natural Beauty

Beautiful beaches at Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Brunswick Heads and Evans Head

Byron Bay Whale Watching

The surrounding villages

Minyon Falls

Nimbin Museum

National Parks: Mt Warning, Nightcap National Park, Border Ranges

Protester Falls and Terania Creek

Rocky Creek Dam


Festivals and Events

[This list changes depending on when you’re looking!]January – TBA

February – TBA

March – TBA

AprilByon Bay Blues Festival

MayCasino Beef Week

JuneLismore Lantern Parade

JulyOpera at the Channon

AugustByron Bay Writers Festival

SeptemberXXXX Gold Lismore Cup

OctoberNorth Coast National Show, Lismore

November – TBA

DecemberTropical Fruits New Years’ Eve and Recovery Party

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