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.
Originally 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
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
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.