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Northern Rivers overview

Northern Rivers is a friendly place, distinct for its beaches and oceanfront, and known for its spas and shops. You'll find a wide variety of bar and cafe choices. Families will find plenty of fun at Sea World. Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Avenue are popular sights to see. A family- and business-friendly area, Northern Rivers also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Northern Rivers

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Northern Rivers has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Northern Rivers with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Northern Rivers hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Northern Rivers hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Northern Rivers

Fly in to Lismore, NSW (LSY), 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from central Northern Rivers. Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) is the next closest major airport, 19.5 mi (31.4 km) away.

What to see around Northern Rivers

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Macadamia Castle
  • • Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
  • • Crystal Creek Miniatures
  • • Tropical Fruit World
  • • Rathdowney Information Centre & Historical Museum
It's notable for its beaches and favourite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • • Rocky Creek Dam
  • • Lighthouse Beach
  • • Shelly Beach
  • • Minyon Falls
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Ballina Fair Shopping Centre
  • • Nimbin Markets
  • • Yamba Shopping Fair
  • • Centro Tweed
  • • The Strand
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Sea World
  • • Surfers Paradise Beach
  • • Cavill Avenue

When to visit Northern Rivers

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 28°C day, 15°C night
  • April-June: 26°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 24°C day, 4°C night
  • October-December: 28°C day, 10°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 10 cm
  • April-June: 9 cm
  • July-September: 6 cm
  • October-December: 8 cm
  • Beaches
  • Family-friendly
  • Dining
  • Romantic
  • Shopping
  • Luxury
  • Business-friendly
  • Bar