Nimbin is a village located 30 kilometres North of Lismore next to the World Heritage listed rainforest, Nightcap National Park. Nimbin was a sleepy dairy town until 1973 when it became the focus of national attention for its famous Aquarius Festival. Nimbin is a community renowned for its imaginative thinking, stunning scenery and alternative lifestyle.

Highlights of Nimbin include the Colourful Candle Factory which is where Nimbin Candles are made using only renewable energy. The HEMP Embassy is a must see, as is the wonderful local Nimbin Artists Gallery. The Djanbung Permaculture Gardens are a hub of ideas and innovation for alternative living and gardening, with tours and courses.

The annual Mardigrass is a rally for law reform of Marijuana and is held on the first weekend in May every year. The festival hosts an array of cultural, educational and sports events – with a ‘very Nimbin’ twist to them!

Quick Facts

Nimbin is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Lismore  in New South Wales, it is located approximately 616kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 72.879 square kilometres. Nimbin has a recorded population of 1477 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Nimbin we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Nimbin and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.