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Visitors from across the northern rivers region are expected to flock to Lismore this Saturday June 21 for the 20th anniversary of the iconic Lantern Parade.

And to make it easy, the Lismore Visitor Information Centre has organised return buses from Nimbin, Ballina/Alstonville, Kyogle, Byron/Bangalow and even Grafton.

Lismore City Council’s Tourism Services Coordinator Mitch Lowe said the buses provided an easy way for families to travel to and from Lismore, and last year they proved a great success.

Mr Lowe said entry and bus tickets had been selling like hotcakes.

‘The Lantern Parade is such a magic event and the 20th anniversary promises to be something very special,’ he said.

‘Coming out on a dark winter’s night to see the beautiful lanterns and colourful fireworks is something no child should miss.

‘It really is a wonderful experience.’

Mr Lowe said there would be plenty of delicious hot treats on sale at the fiery finale venue from the Winter Warmers, which are local stalls supporting local charities.

‘Community is what the Lantern Parade is all about.’

To book tickets and buses visit www.lanterparade.com or phone 1300 369 795.


Below are details of the return buses on Saturday.
Depart Nimbin bus stop: 4pm
Arrive Oakes Oval: 4.30pm
Depart Oakes Oval: 8.30pm
Arrive Nimbin bus stop: 9pm
Cost: Adults $12, children $7


Depart Ballina (Tamar Street bus stop): 4pm
Depart Alstonville Main Street: 4.20pm
Arrive Oakes Oval: 4.40pm
Depart Oakes Oval: 8.30pm
Depart Alstonville Main Street: 8.50pm
Arrive Ballina: 9.10pm
Cost: Adults $12, children $7

Depart Kyogle bus stop (opposite post office): 4pm
Arrive Oakes Oval: 4.30pm
Depart Oakes Oval: 8.30pm
Arrive Kyogle: 9pm
Cost: Adults $12, children $7

Byron Bay/Bangalow
Depart Byron bus stop (outside Visitor Centre): 4pm
Depart Bangalow bus stop (outside pizza shop): 4.20pm
Arrive Oakes Oval: 4.50pm
Depart Oakes Oval: 8.30pm
Depart Bangalow bus stop: 9pm
Arrive Byron Bay bus stop: 9.20pm
Cost: Adults $12, children $7

Depart Grafton market square: 3pm
Arrive Oakes Oval: 4.30pm
Depart Oakes Oval: 8.30pm
Arrive Grafton market square: 10pm
Cost: Adults $30, children

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