Top things to do

Gallery in Lismore

Lismore Regional Gallery

Lismore’s diminutive gallery has just enough space for two temporary exhibitions; they're usually excellent.
Wildlife Refuge in Lismore

Koala Care Centre

This worthy centre takes in sick, injured and orphaned koalas; visits are only possible by guided tour at the designated times. To see koalas in the wild, head to Robinson’s Lookout, immediately south of the town ce…
Market in Lismore

Farmers' Market

Lismore stages its farmers market at the showground, off the Nimbin Rd.
Fast Food in Lismore

Lismore Pie Cart

A local institution serving home-made meat pies, mash, mushy peas and gravy.
Books in Lismore

Noah's Arc

Stocks a large selection of secondhand and rare books in a heritage building.
Cafe in Lismore


A stodgy old caff has been reborn as a retro-hip scenester playground. Lots of local musicians hang out at the pavement tables sipping the excellent coffee by day and jamming till late weekend nights.
Bakery in Lismore

Goanna Bakery & Cafe

As well as baking organic sourdough bread and a delectable array of sweet things, this cavernous bakery-cafe serves a good selection of vegetarian and vegan meals.
Italian in Lismore

Fire in the Belly

A red dragon curls around the wood-burning oven as brave souls fearlessly extract delicious gourmet pizza from its innards. The menu is rounded out with pasta, risotto and a traditional osso bucco.
Market in Lismore

Lismore Car Boot Market

Held every first and third Sunday.
Market in Lismore

Lismore Organic Market

Members of the Tweed Richmond Organic Producers' Organisation sell their produce at this weekly market.