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 Markets, Nimbin

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.

Lismore Regional Airport

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.


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  1. Yoga with Maz

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Thursday 27 September 2018 , Nimbin

    Join Maz for Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa is the Sanskrit word for "flow", and vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical pos…

    26 Jun - 27 Sep
  2. Nimbin Farmers Market

    Wednesday 27 June 2018 to Wednesday 13 February 2019 , Nimbin

    The Nimbin Farmers' Market is held each Wednesday afternoon from 3pm. A great opportunity to buy fresh produce with very limited food miles, including bread, meat, vegetables, tofu, cheeses, and other seasonal fruit and veges. All produce i…

    27 Jun - 13 Feb
  3. Nimbin Markets

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 23 December 2018 , Nimbin

    Nimbin Markets are on every fourth and fifth Sunday of the month. The markets feature a variety of arts and craft stalls including local and handmade jewellery and clothing. The markets often have up-cycled and vintage clothing and homeware…

    22 Jul - 23 Dec