Nimbin is a village in the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30 kilometres north of Lismore and 70 kilometres west of Byron Bay.
Nimbin was first settled in 1882 and was a small quiet country town and dairy town which boomed in 1973 after the Aquarius Festival, and is now home to a number of communes. Since the decline in the Australian dairy and agricultural industry, Nimbin's population has decreased. It is culturally important to the Bundjalung Aboriginal Australians. The Bundjalung people who originally inhabited this area are still active and vocal in the town's affairs. The town attracts many people due to its alternative lifestyle.
The area has its own museum telling the history of the area, as well as the popular Djanbung Gardens and the Hemp Embassy as well as other attractions. Festivals and nightlife should not be missed in Nimbin as it is always a night to remember, food and accommodation are good too. Byron is a great place from which to get to Nimbin, with daily shuttle buses running.
Once in Nimbin you should definitely explore the Nightcap Ranges and head to Mt. Nardi, the highest point. There are numerous walking and driving trails that you can take around this splendid landscape. There is also an Aboriginal site in the area, at Nimbin Rocks.
There are also some beautiful waterfalls at Hanging Rock Creek, as well as Tuntable Falls (which has a large commune), and Protester's Falls in Terania Creek. Please note that for reasons of public safety and threatened species conservation there is no access to the top of Tuntable Falls. Access to the bottom of the falls is also not possible as it is through private property.
Terania Creek can be reached through the small town of The Channon. On the 2nd Sunday, you can also go to Coronation Park for The Channon market. They were named after the 1979 protester's of the logging in the area. Nimbin holds a market at the Community Hall every 3rd Sunday, and is an unusual place to stay.