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Introduction

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In the heart of Bundjalung country, on the banks of the Wilson River lies the important rural township of Lismore. Known as the "Rainbow Region" so named after the famous 70's Aquarius Festival, this regional hub is growing with the influx of University students, adding to the vibrancy of the local community.

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Sights and Activities

  • Market Day - (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

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Events and Festivals

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Getting There

By Plane

  • Coolangatta Airport - International and Domestic flights
  • Ballina Airport - domestic flights
  • Lismore Airport - domestic flights
  • Byron Bay Airbus - Ballina, Lismore, Coolangatta tranfers

By Train

By Bus

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Getting Around

By Public Transport

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePhonePopularity
Lismore Backpackers14 Ewing StreetHostel(02) 6621 6118-
Lismore Civic Motel210 Molesworth StHostel(02) 6621 8877-
The Ridge41 Gumtree Drive GoonellabahHostel-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.

Post

Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.

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References

  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

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