Lismore and Richmond Range National Park

I departed Nimbin in the morning and decided to check out Lismore to stock up on some gear. Lismore was quite a change from all the little towns I’ve passed through since leaving Byron Bay. It is a full size city with all the fast food joints and major shopping centres you need. I stopped in to one and found an R.M. Williams store where I bought an Akubra hat. This will help me disguise myself with the locals when I’m closer to Tamworth. Some beautiful architecture remains from the early days.

I visited the Lismore Historical Museum. A $2 entry fee got me access to a beautiful collection of old historical photos, aboriginal and early settler artefacts and plenty of early timber industry relics. It’s impressive how people lived out here during colonisation. There was also a large display of timber homewares like tables, dining room sets, duchess’, pianos all dating back to the early 1900’s.
Departing Lismore I headed on to Casino to find not much, so continued on to Richmond Range National Park.

I was using my maps and GPS to get me to the camp grounds only to find after half an hour driving down a track that the turn off track was non-existent! Had to back track an hour to a previous road. Managed to reach the Peacock Creek Rest Area campgrounds at dusk having wasted a couple hours, although at least I saw some beautiful cattle properties along the way.

Spent a couple nights relaxing there before taking the Cambridge Plateau scenic drive through the heart of Richmond Range. Did a short bushwalk at the rest area before heading on to Washpool National Park.

About Brett

Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.


  1. Lismore is an interesting area. Have rellies there so visit regularly. Economically not so flash, like many country towns. Have a great trip!

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