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Modanville is a town located 20 minutes north of Lismore. It is surrounded by lush rainforest bordering farmland. Dairy and macadamia plantations are farmed in the area, and its neighbouring town of Dunoon is known as the macadamia capital of Australia. The Modanville General Store is located just off the main road.

Modanville: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Rocky Creek Dam

Patient nature lovers may spot a platypus at Rocky Creek Dam. The dam wall is 27 metres high, 187 metres above sea level and, when full, the dam holds 14,000 mega litres of water. The 29 square kilometres of catchment area include sections of Nightcap National Park, Whian Whian State Forest and revegetated farmland.

The dam has a platypus viewing platform, elevated boardwalk and pontoon bridge. There are picnic and barbecue facilities with wood supplied, benches, tables and children's play equipment.

Four walks are available, ranging from 1.2 kilometres (20 minutes) to six kilometres (two hours) in length. Water Dragon Walk takes you up the hill to the lookout. Platypus Walk goes alongside Rocky Creek and back across the dam wall. Cedar Walk takes you towards the edges of the Rous Water Rainforest Reserve. Scrub Turkey Walk passes through tall a variety of forest environments.

Nightcap National Range
Dunoon, NSW, 2480

Located 3.5K from Modanville

The Channon Gallery

Located in the picturesque village of The Channon in the Byron Bay hinterland of northern New South Wales, The Channon Gallery is committed to the exhibition of fine Australian contemporary art to delight and provoke.

Their gallery offers curated exhibitions throughout the year and a perpetual group showing of works by local and interstate artists. There is always something fresh to see, as well as viewings of works from their Stock Room for those with a specific interest.

The gallery is eager to embrace an honest discourse about the art, its context and the viewer. Be it joy, rage or indifference, art by definition evokes self reflection and this is what the gallery hopes you will find here.

Their collection is constantly evolving and their exhibition spaces are reworked every few weeks - variety is indeed the spice of life - and the artists are that spice.

52 Terania Street
The Channon, NSW, 2480

Located 5.2K from Modanville

Protesters Falls

Located in World Heritage Nightcap National Park, Protesters Falls is a must see while exploring the Lismore Hinterland. The easy walk from Terania Creek Picnic Area winds its way through the bangalow palm forest to the base of the falls.

Swimming is not permitted in the area as it is home to the endangered Fleay's barred frog.

Protesters Falls and Terania Creek is home to the first successful anti logging protest in 1979. For more information please call The Lismore Visitor Information Centre.

Nightcap National Park,
Terania Creek Road
The Channon, NSW, 2480

Located 6.3K from Modanville

Bexhill Open Air Cathedral

The Bexhill Open Air Cathedral is located at Inspiration Point, Bexhill, and overlooks the Corndale Valley with views of the Nightcap National Park in the distance. The panoramic view from the Open Air Cathedral makes it a popular spot for outdoor weddings or just a quiet place to sit and ponder.

The Bexhill Open Air Cathedral was built by the Bexhill Christian Youth Fellowship and dedicated on Palm Sunday 1958 as a place of Christian worship. The Cathedral has been maintained by the Christian Church for over fifty years, and both the Open Air Cathedral and the Church of the Good Shepherd which is only a few hundred metres down the road, are open to all branches of the Christian Church for weddings, baptisms, funerals and other worship services.

The Bexhill Open Air Cathedral is just 15 minutes from Lismore.

Inspiration Point,
Grace Road
Bexhill, NSW, 2480

Located 6.9K from Modanville

Modanville: Events

Opera at The Channon

Opera at The Channon, is a unique cultural event that brings an afternoon of the joys of opera and song to the picturesque Coronation Park, The Channon, on the Far North Coast of New South Wales.

Organised by the combined Rotary Clubs of Lismore, Opera at The Channon invites guests to dress formally and enjoy a 'fine dining' luncheon under a grand marquee, purchase a barbecue lunch or bring their own picnic lunch. Following lunch, guests will be treated to an afternoon of fine music featuring a stunning selection of songs from popular operas, performed by world class entertainers.

Bus services will be running especially for this event. Pick up is available from Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Alstonville, Wollongbar, Lismore, Kyogle, Casino, Southport, Burleigh Heads, Tweed Heads, Brunswick Heads and Bangalow. Charges apply. Please visit the web site for details.

The Channon Road
The Channon, NSW, 2480

Located 4.3K from Modanville

Channon Craft Market

Australia's oldest art and craft market is held in the picturesque village of The Channon at Coronation Park on the second Sunday of each month.

There are 250 stallholders offering arts, crafts, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, therapies and clothing. There are children's activities such as candle making, a jumping castle and rides, live music and buskers.

The Channon is a 20 minute drive from Lismore, in the heart of the Rainbow Region hinterland.

Event Dates
      13th Nov
      11th Dec
      15th Jan

The Channon Road
The Channon, NSW, 2480

Located 5.0K from Modanville

Lismore Gemfest

Lismore Gemfest is the biggest annual event in the country devoted to lapidary and allied arts and is organised by the Lismore Gem and Lapidary Club Inc.

Exhibitors come from all parts of the country and range from amateurs to the most experienced professionals. Everything from rough stone for cutting, through to finished jewellery in all price ranges, along with mineral specimens, fossils, gold nuggets and meteorites are to be found on display. There are gem sieving activities for children, demonstrations of jewellery making and other craft activities.

A range of food outlets are available, along with free parking in the Lismore Showground. Visitors from outside of the local area can enjoy special deals for camping on site.

There is something for all ages and tastes at this event. Come once and you just might become a regular.

Event Dates
      20th May
      21st May

Alexandra Parade
Lismore, NSW, 2480

Located 9.3K from Modanville

North Coast National Lismore Show

The North Coast National is one of Australia's largest, most colourful and diverse regional shows, a true celebration of the unique region - embracing the areas farming community, promoting the produce,artists and performers, championing local business.

For over 120 years farmers and families have been making the trip to the annual North Coast National in Lismore. Australia's largest and most colourful regional show is held on each year in October. The North Coast National embraces visitors, exhibitors and the growing number of locals, showcasing the best produce, animals, arts and craft and entertainment the region has to offer. It celebrates the region blending old show traditions with more modern ideals in sustainable living and alternative lifestyles. In days of old the Agricultural Show Society brought the community together to experiment, share and learn how to move forward. The North Coast National keeps alive these values in a changing world.

Event Dates
      22nd Oct

Alexandra Parade
Lismore, NSW, 2480

Located 9.4K from Modanville

The Tropical Fruits New Year Festival

Tropical Fruits New Year Festival is the biggest Gay and Lesbian social community event in regional Australia.

The week long Festival is run by over 300 volunteers and based at the Lismore Showgrounds, with satellite events throughout the Lismore CBD.

Main events include: the CBD street parade, NYE party on December 31, Pool Party, Recovery Party and barbecue on January 1. The New Years Eve party, features a spectacular fireworks display, three dance halls, cabaret, caf?, art exhibition, chill spaces, licensed bar and on-site art installations.

Come and explore Lismore and the beautiful Rainbow Region during your stay.

Event Dates
      28th Dec
      29th Dec
      30th Dec
      31st Dec
      1st Jan

Alexander Parade,
North Lismore
Lismore, NSW, 2480

Located 9.4K from Modanville

Lismore Organic Market

The Lismore Organic Market is a weekly market committed to providing local organic produce, reducing the carbon footprint.

Stallholders have travelled an average of 20 kilometres rather than at least 1000 kilometres you would expect from most supermarket produce. Enjoy the atmosphere - this toddler/child-friendly market not only supplies you with the freshest vegetables you are likely to find anywhere (except from your own garden), you can also get growing tips as you do your shopping.

Event Dates
      25th Oct
      1st Nov
      8th Nov
      15th Nov
      22nd Nov
      29th Nov
      6th Dec
      13th Dec
      20th Dec
      27th Dec

Alexandra Parade
Lismore, NSW, 2480

Located 9.4K from Modanville

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