Just under 100km from the Queensland border is the Northern Rivers largest city; Lismore. The city is the commercial hub of the region with the coastal tourist towns of Ballina and Byron Bay a short drive to the east, the beef capital of Casino to the west and the villages of Woodburn and Coraki to the south on the Richmond River. Lismore is a thriving community boasting great shopping, excellent local produce and world class education with several notable schools and a university campus in the district. Spend a few days exploring the area and you will probably want to stay longer. Budget Car Hire operate in a convenient location close to the main business and accommodation precinct.

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111 Dawson Street
Lismore, NSW 2480

Tucked away on the outskirts of the Nightcap National Park and at the very edge of Mount Warning is the village of Nimbin, about a half hour drive north from Lismore. Nimbin is a town like no other in Australia. If you’re keen to experience a community that prides itself on the alternative lifestyle most of its residents live then it will certainly make for an exciting place to visit. Spend a few hours sampling local produce, browsing handmade clothing and crafts or chatting to any one of the interesting characters that you’ll find down the main street. Many visitors also flock to the town for the annual Mardigrass Festival.

Picking up a vehicle from Budget Car Hire in Lismore has never been easier with a handy outlet close to the centre of town. Dawson Street runs into the Bruxner Highway which can take you east or west out of town, so you can quite literally get in a car and go if you’re eager to explore the region. Make sure you book your car or truck rental through Skedaddle for the best price guarantee.