8.1 out of 10


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Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jan 02, 2018

"I don't care what anyone says I love Lismore!"

Friendly people, very down-to-earth, a cool rockabilly scene, also there are more gays and lesbians moving here opening up cool arty cafes and wine bars, the uni campus is beautiful and leafy and has a great gym and swimming pool facility.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 23, 2017

"Seems to be quite a rough place..."

Stayed in Lismore for a few months. Most general services are available, however, it feels like a ghost town at night. Went to Mary Gilhoolies pub for a meal and found the staff to be exceptionally rude and ignorant. Food is not nearly as good as The Civic, The Tatts or The Gollan hotel. Staff are far friendlier at these other venues too.
  • Peaceful
  • Pretty just outside of Lismore
  • All general services available
  • Too quiet
  • The only busy pub Mary Gs is full of rude ignorant staff.
  • People are quite rough
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
mem5 I have found All customer service in Lismore to be terrible in my short stay! They couldn't be any less enthusiastic if they tried. They seem like serving you is so much effort.
Jul 10, 2018
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"Lismore - Sub tropical base for exploring."

Lismore is in far northern NSW and is the administration centre for the Northern Rivers Region. Situated only 1.5 hours from the QLD border Lismore is 30 from the coast and is a great base for those wishing to explore not only the beaches but the amazingly diverse rainforest and hinterland towns dotted around the area. Lismore is a large centre with major shopping centre and place to eat; There are club and entertainment venues all within easy reach of a range of accommodation choice that will suit all budgets. There are many national parks in the area including the heritage listed Mt Warning National Park. Enjoy walks through this and other natural wonders of the Lismore area.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Lismore is a town of many purposes as it is the major regional centre of the Northern Rivers."

Lismore is a city that is on the older side, very tidy and generally sporting a strong vegetation as it is in the sub-tropical area. Servicing the surrounding rural area there are all sorts of industry and commerce here for that purpose, but it is only a short drive to the coastal towns of Ballina to the south east and Byron Bay to the north east.

The city is well supported by the Southern Cross University.

Much of the land settled here was done so by migrants from Italy and Germany with workers brought in from China. Today these nationalities are still very strong in the area and give it that cosmopolitan feel.

The surrounding forests have wonderful walks for nature lovers and some of the surrounding towns offer a variety of natural healing opportunities. It really is worth exploring the areas outside of town and see what the area has to offer.
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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