Nature in Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River with beautiful surrounds of subtropical hills. Located on the doorstep of the striking Mt Chincogan, Mullumbimby is home to a number of lush natural attractions.
Mullumbimby is an alternative lifestyle centre in glorious surroundings. It is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful hinterland. Bananas and other tropical fruits thrive in the warm climate and rich soil along the riverbanks. The town is also within easy reach of all the magnificent beaches in this part of the world, including those at Byron Bay and Lennox Head.
Take the walking trail through Brunswick Valley Heritage Park, a habitat for more than 200 rainforest plant species. Follow the path to the edge of the Brunswick River and enjoy the picnic settings, children's playground, log seating and a riverbank fishing seat.
View the amazing display of crystals at Crystal Castle, said to be the largest collection in the country, and walk among stunning landscaped gardens and rainforest areas on the Buddha Walk, Rainforest Walk or around the labyrinth.
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The Mullumbimby Craft Market is held on the third Saturday of the month and showcases the work of the district's craftspeople, woodworkers, potters, buskers and others. For fresh local produce straight from the region's growers visit the Mullumbimby Weekly Farmers Markets held every Friday.
A 20-minute drive from Mullumbimby, Byron Bay is Australia's easternmost town and the 'style capital' of the NSW North Coast. The town is a place of outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills and surrounded by expansive stretches of beach.
The coastal town of Brunswick Heads is just a 15-minute drive from Mullumbimby. The town is home to clean, uncrowded beaches and is also located on the estuary of the Brunswick River, making it a popular destination for surfing, fishing and other water sports
Family at Mullumbimby markets. Image Sharyn Cairns
The gardens at Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby. Image Richard Whitbread
Surfer at Lennox Head. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast