The Channon is a picturesque hinterland village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The closest major centre is Lismore, which is about 20 km to the south-east and Byron Bay is about 40 km to the east. The Channon is part of the City of Lismore and lies approximately midway between Lismore and the village of Nimbin.
Like many villages in the area, the land is used for grazing and small crop farming. There are a number of permaculture and organic farms and macadamia and coffee plantations in the area, as well as a number of intentional communities which have arisen over time since the anti-foresting protest movement of the 1970s. Like nearby Nimbin, The Channon is a gateway to the rainforests of Nightcap National Park.
The Channon is regionally significant for its proximity to Protesters Falls in the Nightcap National Park and the long-running The Channon Craft Market held on the second Sunday of every month. Opera is also performed in the village annually in July or August under the banner of Opera in The Channon.
This site is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION. We have a lot of people to consult with so that we make sure all of the information on this site is accurate and up-to-date.
The intent of this site is to act as a portal for all that is The Channon - community and business. If you see any inaccuracies or something that we have left out, please let us know.
Thank you to those who have taken an interest in what we are doing - particularly Robyn, Steve, Gail, Ross, Krystal, Paula and Fiona, plus the wonderful people at Lismore and Nimbin Tourism Centres. We are sure that there will be a lot more local people to thank once we have contacted them. Most of you wouldn’t even know about this endeavour yet! Hope you embrace it when you do.
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