Lismore is a town rich in geological and early settler history. Slip on the blundstone boots and an Akubra hat and get lost in history or scale the side on an extinct volcano.
The town has a well preserved colonial history with icons such as the town’s gothic revival chapel and 1840’s woodshed providing prominent landmarks. The recent opening of the Lismore Discovery Trail encourages travellers to explore the town a little deeper.
For those staying longer, the area surrounding Lismore has much to offer. Landmarks created by ancient volcanoes including volcanic peaks and lakes can all be visited nearby.
A water tower in the heart of Lismore has been revitalised by celebrated Warrnambool artist Jimmy Buscombe.
Western Victoria has up to 3,000km of the most dramatic and accomplished dry stone walls in Australia, historically and culturally significant, diverse in form and style. Many are visible along our roads and highways.
Picturesque sand bottomed Lake Tooliorook is located 5km from Lismore. The lake offers good fishing and boating amenity and superb views across to Mount Elephant (near Derrinallum).
Emerald winter landscapes, charming historic towns and country hospitality ice the cake for a weekend or week long fishing adventure. Visit a local bait and tackle supplier for advice on preferential baits, rigs and lures for local conditions.
Enjoy the views over Victoria’s largest permanent inland lake. Look over to the west and you will see scattered volcanic peaks of the Volcanic Lakes and Plains region.
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.