About Nimbin, NSW, 2480

Nimbin  exploded on Australia’s psyche in the 1970’s when it hosted the Aquarius Music Festival.

The unofficial capital of the “Rainbow Region” and Australia’s alternative lifestyle capital, old shopfronts have been converted to eateries and retail shops are gaily decorated in indigenous and new age motifs.

Accommodation has grown to include caravan parks, B&Bs, motel, backpackers and a pub, with a farmstay and cottage presence scattered in the hamlets around the village.

Look out for the Nimbin Rocks, particularly beautiful in the early morning sunlight, about 3 kilometres south of town.


Nimbin Rocks as seen from a road lookout on the way to Mount Nardi.

Nimbin also provides convenient access to Nightcap National Park, one of the five World Heritage sites in the region.

Mount Nardi picnic area offers a starting point for walks of various lengths, or you can just enjoy a picnic and the views.

Check out the Big Volcano Visitor Guide – Nimbin for more information, accommodation options, local tours & attractions, and how to get there.