Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers region is on the far North Coast of New South Wales, stretching from Grafton to Tweed at the Queensland border.


Other destinations

Get around

Many backpackers catch the coaches that ply the Brisbane to Sydney route.

Passenger trains no longer directly service most of the region.

If you want to get outside of the main centres, then you will need a car, or to take a tour. Public Transport is limited however the following should allow a more adventurous traveller to get around.

Buslines Group provide public transport to Ballina, Lismore, Casino, Kyogle, Evans Head, Woodburn and Coraki. They also provide less frequent connections to Grafton and Tenterfield. Study the timetable before travelling and be sure you won't be stranded. Most of the drivers are fairly friendly and the buses are in radio contact with each other so connections should be fairly easily made.

Blanch's bus company provide service to Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay, Bangalow and Mullumbimby. Services on Route 640 at least are around every 2 hours on weekdays and Saturdays at least during daylight hours. The Sunday service exists however it is limited.

There are numerous other operators who run school buses around the region. These allow regular passengers however the primary drawback is they are only running at school times.


The Northern Rivers is home to 5 World Heritage Listed National Parks, the most bio-diverse region in Australia and stunningly beautiful

The beaches in this area are beautiful, and worth exploring. Take the tourist drive from Murwillumbah to Tweed Heads – this will take you through the Tweed River, as well as the coastal areas.


Stay safe

Always swim between the flags

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