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Lismore sits at the heart of the Northern Rivers on the lands of the Widjabul Wiabul People of the Bundjalung Nation.

The main central business district is located around a square block, and is accessible from the Lismore Regional Gallery by a pathway from the Gallery and Lismore Quad to Keen St, this block is interconnected by a series of arcades and laneways. Exploring these arcades, streets and laneways you will come upon many small cafes, designer shops, heritage buildings, a growing number of small resturants and bars, and another gallery — The Back Alley Gallery, where street artists from across the world have created over 60 works in a series of Lismore laneways. The Thursday evening Farmers Market in Magellan St is a great way to get a feel for our town.

Lismore is widely known as home to a thriving cultural scene, with Lismore Regional Gallery a key arts organistion at the centre of our communities cultural sector. The Northern Rivers region embraces the arts and this is best exemplified by events such as the Lismore Quad Our Backyard Music Series, LightnUp Inc's Lismore Lantern Parade and for being home to one of Australia’s leading regional performing arts companies, NORPA.

The wider region is abundant with natural diversity, with several World Heritage National Parks on our doorstep. The stunning Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Arts Centre is a 1 hour drive from Lismore, and offers the perfect chance to experience the small villages dotted throughout the region, many hosting weekend markets.

The Quad