Nimbin is located some 200km southwest of Brisbane in absolutely beautiful countryside. The colourful rainforest village, surrounded by rolling green hills and vine-clad trees, enjoys an alternative and laid back hippie lifestyle and what a place to do it.
The main street is full of life, there’s always people bustling about or relaxing in the cafes. The colourfully painted shops all compliment each other with the distinct hippie theme with names and products to match. Many of the locals are artists and their creativity shows in the vibrantly decorated street.
Art and culture being the main focus here, results in annual events celebrated each year. The School of Arts Autumn Festival is held each April, the Mardi Grass in May, the Agricultural Show in September and the Spring Arts Festival in October.
Fresh organic produce is plentiful here. The local markets are held on the 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month and are well worth attending. A shuttle bus even runs between here and Byron Bay to accommodate tourists. Enjoy live music all day as buskers keep you entertained, sample delicious home-made foods and beverages and take home quality organic produce. These markets are fabulous.
There are a couple of camp grounds in town. The local Caravan & Tourist Park is located next to the swimming pool on Sibley St and offers both powered and unpowered sites. Granny’s Farm is on 10 acres at 112 Cullen St, just a short walk from the town centre. All sorts of rooms are available from hostel rooms to double suites. There is also powered and unpowered creekside camping. Pets are not permitted in these parks.
This experience is a unique one. If you’re open minded and free spirited you’ll enjoy exploring this rainbow coloured village.