Local artist puts Rainbow Region on the map

Lismore artist Roland Schicht Sunshine with his hinterland touring map and the original artwork.

Lismore artist Roland Schicht Sunshine loves art, nature, the Northern Rivers region and maps, so his latest project really is a labour of love.

Three years in the making, Roland has released a touring map of the Rainbow Region, complete with the best waterfalls, picnic spots, walking trails and panoramic views in an easy to read, to scale format.

Its as if I flew over the region in a hot air balloon and captured the beauty of the area, is how Roland describes his colourful map, which started as an intricate painting of all the peaks, valleys and rivers of the region.

He then filled in the detail roads, tourist attractions and information on facilities available at each village, such as where the nearest caf or bottle shop is.

I have been living in the region for more than 10 years and I still get lost when I go out exploring, said Roland. I thought, why not create a map that clearly shows you where you are going and the beautiful places to see along the way.

Rolands hinterland map is available from the Lismore Visitor Information Centre and various other outlets, including The Northern Rivers Echo.

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