Northern Rivers

Relax on white sands and savour delicious food at restaurants and markets around Byron Bay. Explore World Heritage rainforest and art galleries around Lismore. Skipper a houseboat or dip a paddle on the stunning Tweed River. 

With a lush hinterland and spectacular coast, the Byron Bay region is famous for spectacular beaches and natural beauty. Surf, dive and snorkel near playful dolphins. Hire a bike and ride the scenic coastal track in Ballina. The family will be captivated by the magnificent Minyon Falls and beautiful rainforests.

Northern Rivers Aerial, North Coast

Taste delicious local produce in quality restaurants and cafes, such as Elements and The Farm, a wonderful paddock to plate experience. Kids will also love exploring Tropical Fruit World, in the Tweed Valley, where they can taste chocolate pudding fruit and a chewing gum tree. 

On the banks of the beautiful Wilsons River, Lismore enjoys a thriving arts community with wonderful galleries and markets. Visit the Lismore Regional Gallery for a fine collection of artworks. Enjoy a cool drink and a country meal by the colourful jacarandas of historic Eltham Hotel, afterwards. 

Flock Cafe, Lismore

While in the Lismore Area, stop in at beautiful Casino and treat your tastebuds to mouth-watering Casino beef at the town’s restaurants and bistros. Kyogle, a rainforest gateway, is on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River and is a great base for exploring. Discover breathtaking rainforest wilderness in the World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park

Visit the beautiful green valley that is home to Nimbin, where you can see the works of local artists, from paintings and fashion to ceramics and jewellery, at the Nimbin Artists Gallery. Visit the Candle Factory or taste fresh seasonal produce at the weekly Nimbin Farmers Market.

Mount Warning Tours, Tumbulgum

Cruise or kayak among the beautiful estuaries, gorgeous beaches and World Heritage wilderness of the Tweed Valley. Stop at coastal Kingscliff or relax on Cabarita Beach, renowned for its surf events and beachside hotel. Visit Mount Warning in idyllic Wollumbin National Park, where the remnants of an ancient volcano rise dramatically from the forest. 

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  1. Wheelchair Tournament

    Saturday 23 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Grafton

    Have you ever watched a live game of tennis? How about a competition with players in a wheelchair? The mobility and agility they display, whilst competing with a fervour is unparalleled. The strength they exhibit and the pride they hold…

    23 Feb - 24 Feb
  2. CHS Rowing Championships

    Monday 25 February 2019 to Tuesday 26 February 2019 , Grafton

    Enjoy the majesty of rowing on one of the widest rivers in Australia, the mighty Clarence. Or come and watch this beautiful sport and relax on the sprawling banks with spectacular river views. High schools from across NSW will compete in…

    25 Feb - 26 Feb
  3. Lismore Organic Market

    Tuesday 26 February 2019 to Tuesday 28 January 2020 , Lismore

    The Lismore Organic Market is a weekly market committed to providing local organic produce, reducing the carbon footprint. Stallholders have travelled an average of 20 kilometres rather than at least 1000 kilometres you would expect from…

    26 Feb - 28 Jan