Towns and Villages


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.

How to get to Lismore

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.

The Lismore Podcast Tour

Go on a journey and discover what Lismore has to offer, such as the recently painted Water Tower by artist Jimmi Buscombe and the ancient geological history of the area. Lismore is home to the dormant volcano of Mount Elephant, and the remains of megafauna that roamed the area of Lismore many centuries ago can still be found today.

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Lismore Water Tower

A water tower in the heart of Lismore has been revitalised by celebrated Warrnambool artist Jimmy Buscombe.


Dry Stone Walls

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.


Lake Tooliorook

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.


Red Rock Lookout

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.


Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Pombo Mart

Pomborneit North

Mickey Bourkes Koroit Hotel


Camperdown bakery


Rise and Grind


Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, 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.