Nimbin

Highlights

Breathtaking natural attractions

In a beautiful green valley pierced with volcanic rock spires, Nimbin is near World Heritage rainforest, breathtaking lookouts, cascading waterfalls and the magnificent Mt Warning. A tapestry of farms surrounds the village, a colourful alternative lifestyle centre.

  • Streetscape of Nimbin with buskers, Northern Rivers
  • Yoga at Eternity Springs Art Farm, Nimbin

About Nimbin

On the far North Coast of NSW, Nimbin is on the doorstep of World Heritage-listed national parks where you’ll find exhilarating bushwalks, spectacular lookouts and delightful waterfalls. Nestled in a verdant valley, the village is surrounded by farms growing delicious produce in rich volcanic soils.

You can taste the fresh seasonal produce at the weekly Nimbin Farmers Market. The annual Nimbin Show celebrates agriculture, including displays of sustainable farming methods. The village is an alternative lifestyle centre too, after communes sprouted in the hills in the 1970s and 1980s.

Nimbin Rocks - North Coast

As with other towns in the Lismore region, Nimbin is home to a vibrant arts community. You can see the works of local artists and artisans, from paintings and fashion to ceramics and jewellery, at the Nimbin Artists Gallery and at the Blue Knob Gallery, about 8 minutes’ drive northwest of Nimbin.

For natural beauty, explore World Heritage rainforest in several national parks. In Nightcap National Park, take Protesters Falls walking track to a cascading waterfall, and enjoy splendid views from Mount Nardi picnic area. Explore Border Ranges National Park and Wollumbin National Park, as well.

Accommodation options in Nimbin and surrounds range from guesthouses and retreats to cottages, farm houses, and backpacker and youth hostels. Nimbin is about 30 minutes’ drive north of Lismore, the main town in the region. Nimbin to Byron Bay on the coast is about a 70 minutes’ drive.

Fly into Lismore Regional Airport

Lismore Regional Airport is located 4 km from Lismore town’s centre. Use the car rental or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip north. Lismore is also a gateway to Byron Bay, less than an hour’s drive northeast. Rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates more than 50 direct flights to and from Sydney weekly. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Lismore.

  1. Djanbung Permaculture Gardens

    Djanbung Permaculture Gardens

    Djanbung Permaculture Gardens is a superb example of earth wise living. Djanbung Gardens is dedicated to permaculture, ecological design and the development of human creativity and skills.Djanbung...

  2. HEMP Embassy

    HEMP Embassy

    The HEMP Embassy promotes alternative uses of the hemp plants fibre and oil from the seeds, to produce environmentally sustainable products including: fashion, cosmetics, building materials and pavers...

  3. Mount Nardi picnic area

    Mount Nardi picnic area

    It's a long and winding road through lush rainforest to get to Mount Nardi picnic area, but on arrival you'll know it is well worth it. This picnic area is the highest point in Nightcap National Park, and the view...

  4. Nimbin Artists Gallery

    Nimbin Artists Gallery

    Nimbin Artists Gallery supports local artists by showing and selling their work and giving them advice and feedback. The gallery is entirely volunteer run and not for profit since opening in 1997...

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