Located 70 km west of Byron Bay in a lush forest setting sits the iconic village of Nimbin. Following the 1970s Aquarius Festival the region has exploded as a tourist hot spot and is now known as Australia's iconic alternative lifestyle & hippie destination, attracting thousands of individuals looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Located in the heart of Nimbin, Armonica cafe is a popular spot to sit and enjoy a fine cup of coffee or invigorating herbal tea. If you’re feeling peckish they have a delicious range of wood fired pizzas and hand-made pasta prepared with only the freshest local produce.
Phoenix Rising Café
Located at Nimbin’s historic butter factory, Phoenix Rising cafe boasts a health-conscious menu serving delicious food with the aim to be as sustainable as possible. Enjoy the live music and stunning views of the neighbouring Mulgum creek – a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Nimbin’s iconic local and friendly pub - take your pick at one of the 17 local beers on tap, enjoy a beautiful meal from the Hummingbird Bistro and soak up the live entertainment from Thursday-Sunday.
Unique visits in Nimbin
Nimbin Artists Gallery
Created to promote and support the artists of the Nimbin area - this community operated, not-for-profit organisation is staffed by many local artists and is the perfect place to explore and learn about the creative wonders of this wonderful region.
Nimbin Candle Factory
Manufacturing beautiful handmade Non-Toxic candles in the historic Nimbin Butter Factory is the Nimbin Candle Factory. Take a tour of the factory and learn how these amazing candles are made - the age-old method of dipping each individual wick continuously to create a perfect taper, using the highest grade paraffin wax and the same vegetable dyes used in batik art.
The Channon Market
Held at Coronation Park in the Channon, a gorgeous little village set in the foothills of the Nightcap Ranges and surrounded by tranquil subtropical rainforest, is the Channon Market. Every second Sunday the market features a range of unique crafts, art creations, a large variety of fresh produce and a stunning array of delicate sweet treats and food stalls. Sit and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the local musicians, magicians and talented street performers that make this place so special and unique.
Nightcap National Park
Boasting ancient rainforests, magical waterways and spectacular views, the Nightcap National Park is the perfect place to spend the day exploring. Take one of the peaceful bush walks through the pristine rainforest and past the crystal clear creeks. Visit stunning natural waterfalls such as Minyon Falls and Protestors Falls and bring a picnic to enjoy in the lush surrounds.
The remains of the Woolumbin/Mount Warning Tweed Shield Volcano that erupted some 20 million years ago, Nimbin Rocks is located on the outskirts of Nimbin village and towers above the surrounding valleys. These rocks are a significant cultural site to the local Wiyabal clan of the Bundjalung nation.
Border Ranges National Park
Recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, the Border Ranges National Park features a mix of northern and southern flora species. Take in the spectacular views and explore the range of walking and cycling tracks, take the scenic drive across the eastern plateau of the park and camp amongst the stars at Sheep Station Creek camping area. Located on the rim of a vast and ancient volcano, the park is full of pristine rainforests, waterfalls and sparkling creeks.