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Nimbin - Cities, Towns and Localities

Nimbin Shop Awning Promoting Drug Law Reform

One of the most unusual towns in Australia with a colourful history and future, a town that has impacted Australian society through the local people's desire to live a myriad of alternate lifestyles, including the promotion of a drug tolerant society through the holding of the annual Mardi Grass Festival. An event designed to promote acceptance of the drug Marijuana (pot) and the best varieties that can be grown in this semi tropical paradise.

This small village located just 25 km north of Lismore receives an annual rainfall in excess of 1,500 mm per year. Situated in the Nimbin Valley on the north east coast of NSW, on the edge of the Caldera (an extinct volcano) the area is isolated with its subtropical climate and an ideal place for growing exotic fruit and vegetables. A place for being self sufficient or cut off from the rest of the world.

Channon Markets near Nimbin - courtesy Tourism New South WalesOriginally inhabited by the Nimbinjee tribe and the Bundjalung people the area was first settled by timber getters and then dairy farmers looking for rich pasture lands.

In 1973 the Age of Aquarius Festival was organised by the Australian Union of Students. Everyone was invited, however many people called hippies turned up and decided to stay. This had a huge impact on the local community by bringing in new people, new money and many, many new ideas.

Today the area produces a huge range of exotic fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts and organic food stuffs. The main street of the town is well worth a visit, with the colourful shops providing a collage of wonderful insights into the many small industries that have prospered in the area.

Check out our listing of Nimbin accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Lismore Visitor & Heritage Centre
Cnr Bruxner Hwy & Molesworth St
Ph: 02 6622 0122
Toll: 1300 369 795
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Nimbin Attractions

Bush Factory
• Restored Nimbin Butter Factory - now an arts centre, restaurant, dance studio and more.
Nightcap National Park
• Wonderful sub tropical national park taking in Mt Warning and some of the remains of the caldera that surrounds it.
Nimbin Mardi Grass LogoNimbin Mardi Grass
• Ph: 02 6689 1842 •
• PEACE • POT FOR PEACE, PEACE FOR POT • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! • If you can help contact the Nimbin HEMP Embassy.
The Channon Markets
• Large market on the villages football field, huge variety of home made arts, craft, and food. Well worth a visit.
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Nimbin Distance

Distance to Nimbin
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Nimbin:
• Ballina 63
• Byron Bay, via Lismore 75
• Casino 49
• Kyogle 33
• Lismore 32
• Mullumbimby 58
• Murwillumbah 49
• Sydney 769
• Tweed Heads 79
• Uki 36
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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