Getting Here

The Tropical Fruits NYE Festival is held in Lismore, NSW Australia.

Party Information

The New Years Eve and Recovery parties take place at the Lismore Showgrounds (corner of Dunoon Road and Alexandra Parade).

For Shuttle Bus timetable please refer to our Festival Guide (pg 22).


By Car

Lismore is located on the Bruxner Highway providing easy access via car. Lismore is within 2.5 hours drive of Brisbane and approximately 8.5 hours of Sydney.

For more information visit:

By Plane

Lismore is serviced by Regional Express Airlines offering passengers up to four return services every day

Lismore airport is located on the outskirts of town just a 5 minute drive to the CBD with taxi, limousine and hire car options available.

In addition there are airlines servicing the Gold Coast Airport, one hour north of Lismore and Ballina Airport, only 25 minutes east of Lismore.

By Train

CountryLink services are available from Sydney to Casino with a change over and rail bus from Casino to Lismore.

The rail bus arrives into the Lismore Train Station, which is a 15-20 minute walk to the showgrounds or 5 minute cab ride (131 008). 

Tel: 13 22 32


By Coach

Several coach operators provide services to Lismore from major centres throughout Australia, in addition to local services.

Northern Rivers Buslines

Tel: (02) 6626 1499


Premier Motor Service

Tel: 13 34 10


Summerland Coaches

Tel: (02) 6685 6533



Tel: (02) 6686 3666


Charter Bus Byron and Beyond

Door to Door Shuttle service $40pp return.

11 Seater buses available for private charter @ $590 / vehicle
24 Seater buses available for private charter @ $750 / vehicle

Bookings essential

Tel: (02) 6680 7150

Mob: 0401 298 280

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By Taxi

Local taxi service operates throughout Lismore. Maxi taxi's, wagons and accessible vehicles available. 

Call 131 008

Estimated Travel Charges for Taxis to/from showgrounds:

Lismore Heights - $15.50

CBD - $16.50

Goonellabah - $22

Alstonville - $58.50

Clunes - ~$65

Nimbin - $87

Bangalow - $99

Ballina - $100

Lennox Head - $133

Mullumbimby - $143

Byron Bay – Lismore Taxi Services do not provide transport to Byron Bay. Byron Bay Taxi services provide taxis from Byron Bay to Lismore normally. To get a taxi from Lismore to Byron Bay the taxi must be pre-booked and pre-paid, contact Byron Bay Taxi Services on 6685 5008 to make a booking.



Tropical Fruits wants everyone to have a safe and happy party. Travel safe and look after each other.

If you shouldn't be driving... DON'T!!!

If you need assistance arranging local transport at any time over the course of the festival please approach Event Management or Security for more info. Roadside Drug Testing and RBT will be in effect on NSW roads this New Year’s period.

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