Making a Trip of It | Get Off the Beaten Track
Experience the Northern Rivers to its entirety on Sunday 3 December, with the Artstate Speakers Program leaving plenty of time to explore the region following the Regional Youth Orchestra Finale Concert from 10:00am – 1:00pm. We’ve scoured the area for our favourite hotspots for you to try, so get off the beaten track and be ready to see Northern NSW like you never have before!
See the Natural Wonders
The Northern Rivers region is renowned for its physical beauty, and Artstate Lismore is on the doorstep of some of Australia’s most significant World Heritage listed reserves and National Parks. Take your time to hike along walking trails, see breathtaking lookouts and waterfalls that cascade into clear mountain pools.
To be amongst spectacular rainforest, visit:
- Border Ranges National Parks
- Bundjalung National Park
- Mebbin National Park
- Nightcap National Park
- Wollumbin National Park
Or take a splash at one of these locations:
- Cape Byron Headland
- Cape Byron Marine Park
- Brooms Head to Illaroo Beach Walk
- Angourie Beach
- Angourie Blue Pool
- Ballina Surfing Beaches
- Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve
- Broken Head Nature Reserve
Prefer to experience nature from the comfort of your car? There are plenty of stunning scenic drives available to try. Head for the hills with these scenic routes:
- Lismore, Bexhill, Clunes and Eltham
- Lismore, Nimbin, Uki & Murwillumbah
- Nimbin & the Border Ranges
- Rainforest Way Mt Warning View Circuit
- Rocky Creek Dam & Minyon Falls
- The Channon, Protesters Falls, Nimbin & Mt Nardi
There’s so much more to find, so don’t forget to check out the tourism websites for Lismore & Nimbin, Ballina, Clarence Valley and Byron Bay for more information.
Keep your eyes peeled for our next Make a Trip of It article where we’ll be looking at the cultural adventures that the North Coast has on offer!
Image courtesy of Visit Lismore.