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!