The region where Lismore is located was originally the residential area of the Goori tribes. But the aboriginals were marginalized with the coming of the Europeans since the 18th century.
The pristine natural setting around the city is responsible for the phenomenal growth of tourism in Lismore. The Rainbow region in vicinity of the city has made it a main hub of eco tourism in Australia. The lush green virgin forests and the pictorial mountain ranges are the main attractions of the region. The area of Nimbin is also a big attraction for the tourists who want to explore the cultural history of the country. It is great place to encounter the hippie culture and mingle with the artist community. There is the Nimbin Museum, cafes, gardens and shops where products the local cottage industries can be found.
The villages in close proximity to the city are major tourist’s attractions. The intriguing village life in the peaceful natural setting is the reason why visitors flock to these places. There are delightful cafes and tea shops in the villages and various antique shops selling exquisite items for collection.
Shopping in Lismore is a special experience and there are various shopping centers and pavement stores where the visitors can get many exotic items and also branded things. There are boutiques, stores of the designers in the Lismore central. Lismore Shopping Square comprises of specialty stores and retail shops and is the biggest mall in the area. The shopping areas are made more special by the local musicians and the wide array of restaurants serving delicious food.
The things which fascinate tourists the most are the National Parks and State Forests near the city. Mt Warning National Park and Nightcap National Parks are famous for its rainforest. In recent times it has evolved as the popular camping and picnic ground.
Some of the hotels in Lismore where the visitors can stay while in this city are:
- Comfort Inn Centrepoint Motel
- Lismore Wilson Motel
- Aza Motel Lismore