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What's happening in the area ?

Festivals for every occassion


  • Tropicals Fruits, Gay & Lesbian NYE event Lismore
  • Thursday Plantation East Coast Sculpture Show, Ballina
  • Flickerfest Short Film Festival, Brunswick Heads
  • Fish and Chips Festival, Brunswick Heads



  • Nimbin Mardi Gras
  • Casino Beef Week
  • Yogafest, Byron Bay
  • Lismore Gemfest


  • Lismore Lantern Parade
  • FEHVA 48 hours of art, Byron Bay
  • Wintersun Rock 'n' Roll Revival Festival, Tweed Heads
  • North Coast Jazz Festival, Bangalow
  • Evans Head Fishing Classic


  • Splendour ifl the Grass Byron Bay
  • CrankFest Xtreme, Casino



  • Fatherhood Festival, Bangalo
  • Byron Peace Carnival
  • Lismore Music Festival Eisteddfod
  • Bundjalung Light Gathering, Nimbin Rocks
  • Rainforest Rescue Big Scrub Rainforest Day, Rocky Creek
  • Southern Cross Arts and Crafts Festival Ballina
  • Farmarama Expo, Lismore
  • Richmond Valley Filmfest, Casino


  • Thursday Plantation Jazz in the Rainforest, Ballina
  • Taste of Byron, food festival, Byron Bay
  • River City Music Festival, Lismore
  • North Coast National Show, Lismore
  • Fair-Go skate festival, Ballina
  • Bangalow Film Festival
  • Songwriters Festival, Bangalow


  • Lismore Country Music Festival
  • Fairymount Festival Kyogle
  • Kites and Bikes Festival, Brunswick Heads


  • Nimbin Youth Festival December
  • Summer Solstice Celebration, Nimbin

Local market days

Most weekends there's a Market happening somewhere in the area, check out NORTHERN RIVERS MARKET GUIDE for the timetable.

Whale Watching

If you are staying at Tassiriki Ranch between the months of June to November you will have a fantastic opportunity to see Humpback whales migrating north from the Antarctic to warmer Australian waters and then heading south again. Humpback whales hug the coastline as they migrate northwards, this year the migration has been quite close to the shore with whales sighted very close to the South Ballina break-wall and just beind the surf off South Ballina Beach. It is truly humbling to see these large creatures slowly cruising northwards oblivious to the huge crowds gathered to view their majestic movements. More information on whale watching...

Tassiriki Ranch
249 Moylans Lane, Empire Vale via Ballina NSW 2478 Australia
P: 02 6683-4602 E: