Explore the natural wonders of the Northern Rivers

Less than an hour from Byron Bay, Lismore is a holiday destination for everyone and anyone! Lismore Gateway Motel is the ideal base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Northern Rivers.

Stay for a day, a week or longer

Lismore Gateway Motel is the perfect place to stay – whether you’re looking to find an outdoor adventure, explore history & heritage, relax, or go on shopping trips around Lismore or Byron Bay.

The spectacular views reflect immense physical beauty and natural diversity as well as the allure of incredible history, adventure and private relaxation.

Lismore Gateway Restaurant offers a wonderful selection of the freshest foods that are prepared and served at the on-site restaurant. And, coupled with its function rooms, Lismore Gateway Motel becomes the perfect venue for any event, from weddings to corporate conferences and seminars.

Explore Lismore

Lismore is surrounded by lush rural landscapes and breathtaking nearby beaches and waterfalls. Lismore is the ideal base for a wonderful holiday experience – whether it is an outdoor adventure, cultural experience, spectacular sightseeing or just relaxing and recharging your batteries.
Eat the Street - March

Held every year in March, two streets in Lismore’s CBD are closed to traffic and transformed into a culinary haven. With a variety of different cuisines, live music and classes, foodies will not want to miss this!

Lismore Gemfest

Held in May, this annual lapidary show is the biggest in Australia. Minerals, gems, fossils, jewellery, tools and equipment, displays and demonstrations are on exhibit in the heart of Lismore.

Lismore Car Boot Market

Created in 1988, Lismore Car Boot Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 7.30 am until 2 pm. With over 200 stalls, there are various products from new, handmade, preloved, and vintage.

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Held over five days on Easter Long Weekend (subject to COVID), the festival celebrates blues and roots music. Less than 45 minutes from Lismore, the festival features renowned Australian and international artists, as well as a variety of food and market stalls.

Nimbin Roots Festival - October

Located in Nimbin, a half an hour drive from Lismore, this festival is a two-day celebration of blues, roots, folk, and traditional music around the Nimbin township.

Lismore Lantern Parade

The Lismore Lantern Parade is held annually on Winter Solstice, the coldest night of the year. With a different theme every year, watching intricate lanterns is a memorable experience for any age.

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families, tourists & nature lovers