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Nimbin
Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales approximately 30 km (19 mi) north of Lismore 33 km (21 mi) northeast. Take a trip to Nimbin Australia for alternative lifestyle on the North Coast NSW. Discover natural attractions and explore festivals, markets and the Hemp. In a beautiful valley pierced with rhyolite spires Nimbin is in the Northern Rivers region on the far NSW North Coast. A tapestry of farms surrounds the hinterland town a colourful alternative lifestyle center near UNESCO World Heritage rainforest breathtaking lookouts and cascading waterfalls.

The 1973 Aquarius Festival is remembered as the harbinger of Nimbin being synonymous with Australias counterculture. Communes sprouted in the hills in the 1970s and 1980s. The town is still a popular destination for cultural festivals and a great base for exploring the natural wonders nearby.

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Nimbin and surrounding areas are part of what is known as the Rainbow Region, which is of cultural importance to the Indigenous Bundjalung people. The name Nimbin comes from the local Whiyabul (Widgibal) clan whose Dreamtime speaks of the Nimbinjee spirit people protecting the area. Since 1973, the area has been a haven for Australias counterculture.

Check out the events calendar for festivals markets and shows. The Nimbin Poetry World Cup in September is a battle of wordsmiths in the Nimbin School of Arts Hall which opened in 1904. The Nimbin Roots Festival also in September is three musical days of roots, blues folk and folk rock.

The rich volcanic soils are ideal for farming. Taste fresh produce at the Nimbin Farmers Market held every Wednesday afternoon. The Nimbin Show in September is a traditional agricultural show, with displays of sustainable farming methods and newer enterprises from beekeeping to industrial hemp.

Youll find a delicious range of cafes in the small town, where the streetscape on Cullen Street is dotted with timber buildings from the early 20th century. Vivid murals are painted on buildings facades and parapets. The Nimbin Hotel is a heritage pub serving hearty meals and craft beers.


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