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Rocky Creek Dam , Lismore
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Rocky Creek Dam is a minor rock fill clay core embankment dam across the Rocky Creek, located upstream of Lismore in the Northern Rivers regi
Wildlife Area
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Friends of the Koala is a non-profit community group run by volunteers dedicated to conserving koalas in the Northern Rivers of New South Wal
Flea Market
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Since January 1988 "The Booty" has developed, diversified and grown into THE vibrant social hub of Lismore. Relying on the all-weather venue,
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Join us for a unique journey exploring the hidden, untouched gems surrounding Byron Bay. Enjoy an authentic, local experience and discover magical places you never would have known existed. Learn about the nature in a relaxed environment, offering a more personalised and intimate experience. Take a rejuvenating swim in the sacred ti tree lake, boosting immunity, blood circulation, relieving aches and pains and leaving your skin soft and silky. Discover the winding paths of the stunning Broken Head Nature Reserve to the Three Sisters Lookout, with miles of pristine coastline and a forest walk that leaves you on, arguably, Byron's most stunning and secluded beach.
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Minyon Falls , Bangalow
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The Minyon Falls is a plunge waterfall on Repentance Creek in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The waterfall descend
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Lismore

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Lismore is a city in northeastern New South Wales, Australia and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area; it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the State. Lismore had an estimated urban population of 29,413 at June 2015.HistoryThe city of Lismore lies in the Bundjalung people's nation area. However, the actual area of the Bundjalung people from Evans Head is currently under examination, as well as the actual origin of the name Bundjalung. It has been suggested that the Aboriginal people called the area Tuckurimbah meaning "glutton."The European history of the city begins in : a pastoral run covering an area of was taken up by Captain Dumaresq at this time covering the Lismore area and was stocked with sheep from the New England area. Ward Stephens took up the run in the same year, but the subtropical climate was unsuited for sheep grazing, so it was eventually abandoned. In January 1845, William and Jane Wilson took it over. The Wilsons were Scottish immigrants, who arrived in New South Wales in May 1833. Mrs. Wilson named the property after the small island of Lismore, one of the Hebrides in Loch Linnhe,Argyleshire.In 1855, the surveyor Frederick Peppercorne was instructed by Sir Thomas Mitchell to determine a site for a township in the area. Peppercorne submitted his map of the proposed village reserve on 16 February 1856. The chosen site was William Wilson's homestead paddock and the area was proclaimed the "Town of Lismore" in the NSW Government Gazette on 1 May 1856. The township was soon settled and its Post Office was opened on 1 October 1859. Lismore was incorporated as a municipality on 5 March 1879, and was eventually proclaimed a city on 30 August 1946. From the mid-1950s until the early 1960s Lismore hosted an annual Floral Carnival in early September. The week-long programme of events culminated in a street parade of decorated floats, crowning of the Floral Queen and a fireworks display. Add Lismore and other destinations in Australia to your travel plans using our Australia planner.

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Where to stay in Lismore

Lismore isn't a regional leader in tourism, with the city far more of a residential urban area than the hotel-heavy cities and beach towns on the coast. You will find some hotels and guesthouses fit for a longer stay in the city, most of them located close to Wilsons River. Motels on the larger roads leading into and out of town provide good options for those on a regional road trip.
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