42 0dd Things to Do in Nimbin, Australia: A Guide

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Allsop Park, Nimbin NSW 2480 – 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

There are more things to do in Nimbin than get high! There are many people, activities and ideas in ‘Australia’s counterculture capital’ that the average day-tripper misses.

Follow this guide to 42-odd things to do in Nimbin, Australia and enjoy a visit to this one-of-a-kind village in the Northern Rivers. Home to the Widjabul/Wia-bal people of the Bundjalung Nation, please be respectful… and be cautious while driving the tight mountain roads… or you might hit a Nimbin pothole.


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Welcome to Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia.

My advice for those who want to visit? Mind the potholes. Unsurprisingly, the ‘pot’ capital of Australia has a few potholes and it’s not a metaphor …literally, Nimbin has so many potholes on the nearby/local roads that the local people deserve a medal for driving on them.

Recent flooding devastated the Northern Rivers region in New South Wales (and roads) in 2022. There is another rain-heavy La Niña season rain forecast for early 2023. Roads to Nimbin can be damaged by water and rock falls. Please be prepared and drive cautiously. 

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2k/ph Slow Sign on Cullen St, Nimbin, NSW, Australia (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad! ohnomad.com 22

Is Nimbin worth visiting?

You may be wondering if Nimbin is worth visiting. If you have three or more days to visit this small village, plan ahead and book great local accommodation in advance, stay a few days and relax. It’s worth visiting.

For digital nomads, it depends on how much time, money and work you have to get work done. My AirBNB had GREAT wifi… BUT Wifi is patchy in Nimbin village centre. So my overall suggestion is that Nimbin is a great place to get away from work. Put the laptop down and speak to some locals. With the right attitude and respect, they are warm to people in a way that rarely occurs outside in larger communities. It’s still worth visiting.

Are there really 42 0dd things to do in Nimbin, Australia?

Yes! The first thing to do in Nimbin is to learn a bit about its unusual history:

Nimbin History

The traditional custodians of the land are the Widjabul Wia-bal people of the Bundjalung Nation and Nimbin got its name from the local Bundjalung word(s) nyimbuyn/ngumbiyn or nyiimbuyn (Either “a little man who dwells in mountains or rocks” [nearby Nimbin Rocks?], or possibly “camp, hut or house“).

In the Nimbin Soundtrails app (see below, highly recommended) there are a few 5-minute audio stories from locals such as (Wyabul Country/Welcome to Nimbin) from Uncle Cecil Roberts, a custodian for the Nimbin Rocks who speaks of the “little hairy man”.

Welcome to Country use is an important historical change and the precedent was set for a “white festival’” [paraphrased from Uncle Cecil Roberts] in 1973. The local people were invited to initiate a Welcome to Country for The Aquarius Festival – a ten-day gathering for celebrating counter-culture ideas, arts and music – the first [recorded use of a Welcome to Country?] for a festival that attracted over 10,000 people to the small rural community. Many attendees decided to stay after the festival, buying land in the local area and laying the foundation for small communities based on an anti-establishment ethos that remains to this day.

NSW region map

Where is Nimbin, Australia?

Nimbin is located 179 km south of Brisbane and 766 km north of Sydney, nestled between the larger regional centre of Byron Bay and Lismore. You can find a map of the village here.

Located in a combination of subtropical rainforest and sclerophyll eucalypt forests, it was settled in the 1840s; first for timber clearing, then dairy and banana farming in the early 20th century.

What is the population of Nimbin?

Nimbin is a village with a population of 1500 (although numbers vary by season and reason), in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, in 2022.

Northern Rivers Map

Byron Bay is the nearest well-known ‘town’, although it is still a small beach community at heart (behind the marketing). Nimbin is often referred to as a ‘village’. It is a very small place, especially after flooding in the Northern Rivers in 2022 that destroyed the nearby town of Lismore, Northern Rivers NSW. Expect roadworks, rain and potentially… fast-moving water. Take precautions and a plan when travelling in Northern NSW during La Niña years. Think of travelling in the rainforest and equally, have a plan to leave the Northern Rivers, NSW quickly during La Niña years.

Nimbin Directions

The easiest way to get to Nimbin from Byron Bay is to drive via Lismore. Go west from Byron Bay via the B62 to Lismore, then north from Lismore via Nimbin Road. Follow the same route south to Lismore, then East to Byron Bay on your return. The journey is approx. 80km one way and takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Byron Bay to Nimbin via Lismore – Nimbin to Byron Bay via Lismore

Travelling south from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, this will be your likely route. Murwillumbah is a small but Byron-esque town. Uki, Blue Knob etc. have their village art, culture and story.

Brisbane to Nimbin via Murwuillimbah – Nimbin to Brisbane via Murwuillimbah

This road system (via Summerland Way] is currently not recommended [Winter 2022, check conditions as they change/improve suddenly]. Road damage/landslides and road works make for a difficult drive. Take only if necessary, otherwise, go through Brisbane or the Gold Coast for better road conditions overall [various, by season, rain etc].

Kyogle to Nimbin – Nimbin to Kyogle

Allsop Park, Nimbin 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

Nimbin Road Conditions

Please note that the Northern Rivers area experienced severe flooding in 2022, especially in Lismore, and the area is prone to heavy rains. Check road conditions beforehand (especially during wet weather) as water levels on winding country roads to Nimbin can rise quickly.

There are local bus options (650 and 647) that run from Nimbin > Lismore > Nimbin and several local and tourist services from Byron Bay > Nimbin > Byron Bay. (CHECK TIMES AND SERVICES). Directions and times change frequently so confirm at the Visitor Information Centre in the Bush Theatre Cafe/Nimbin Candle Factory building – or ask a bus driver.

Drive Slowly and Soberly in Nimbin! Mountain roads are treacherous in the dry and when wet ..doubly so! Listen! Please be prepared and drive cautiously. Constant, tight, mountain road turns on the way to Nimbin mean that you need to concentrate on the road. Most importantly, Don’t drive in Nimbin while intoxicated! During gatherings, you can often pay a sober driver to drive you around/where you need to go. Intoxicated drivers are bad drivers, in my opinion.

Walk!

Nimbin Carpark

Follow the signs to All Day Parking off Cullen Street (Behind the main street shops on the lower side of town). Drive in an older model or off-road vehicle if possible. You will have the best grip on the roads in 4×4 or front-wheel driving vehicles (or so I’m told). You could easily lose pressure in a tyre or two on the way through roadworks and rainy weather. Bring extras. Vans on tight, tight turns on mountain roads?… aargh! I wouldn’t be brave enough.

Hire a car/van if you can.

Nimbin Hemp Embassy Signs 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

The very most 0dd thing to do in Nimbin is to arrive. Or, still on your way?

1. Nimbin Soundtrails App

The Nimbin Soundtrails App is my number 1 thing to do BEFORE arriving in Nimbin. Download the app, start and the beginning and start listening to the story of Nimbin on the drive up the mountain. Find out what this village is all about. If you like researching a town before arriving, you’ll love this.

Then, once you arrive – in 15 minutes or more – walk around and learn about the town of Nimbin by following short 5 minutes stories. You will have a much greater understanding of its history and its people, both Indigenous and more recent arrivals. It’s really good.

Follow the map. NIMBIN SOUNDTRAILS [https://www.visitnimbin.com.au/arts-culture/soundtrails/p/793].

2. Nimbin Visitor Information Centre / Nimbin Tourist Information

Talk to a helpful guide at the Bush Theatre Cafe / Bush Theatre / Candle Factory building on the most Northern part of the village/Tourist Information Centre, or the first thing that you encounter when arriving in Nimbin from the North. Pick up a Welcome to Nimbin paper booklet. This includes a map of Nimbin Village.

Turn left (before the bridge) when approaching Nimbin from the North or cross over the road to your right when approaching from the South, following any (i), Bush Theatre and Bush Theatre Cafe signage.

If you see this sign, turn left (before the bridge) and follow the lane for breakfast, coffee and nice people. Go grab a coffee. Or drive down Cullen St, do a quick tour of the town, then loop back around to the Bush Theatre Cafe. See one of the super helpful local guides in the Tourist Information Centre, currently located at the Nimbin Bush Theatre Cafe [Winter 2022]. See also Nimbin Candle Factory.

welcome to nimbin sign
Welcome to Nimbin Sign, Nimbin, NSW, Australia Kate Zarb Oh Nomad 2022
Nimbin Bush Theatre (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad 2022
Bush Theatre Cafe (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

3. Learn about Bundjalung Law, Land and The Nimbin Street Code

Please be respectful of local restrictions on land owned by local Indigenous people. Respect private property. Listen to indigenous voices.

I hope it goes without saying but the cannabis centre of Northern NSW is wary of media and visitors who rudely take photos of people. Inebriated or not… Be respectful of locals. People love tourists with respect! Use it! LISTEN, BE A GOOD PERSON and SMILE.

Read: The Rainbow Snake (Nimbinweb)

“…There’s going to be good times, good times.”

welcome to nimbin
Welcome to Nimbin (c) Kate Zarb Oh Nomad ohnomad.com 2022

4. Nimbin Good Times Newspaper

Pick up a FREE copy of the Nimbin Good Times Newspaper on your way into town. The Nimbin Good Times Magazine is “…a free monthly newspaper for the vibrant Nimbin community and the Northern Rivers of NSW, Australia. With over 100 contributors, the content highlights the issues and interests of a creative, alternative culture.” It’s free and is a quick window into the local ideas.

Well, the ones they are happy to put in the newspaper, hahaha. [Updated: 2022].

You can find Nimbin Local newsletters during gatherings/busy times. This is a good local resource.

Note: Links for social media and email are not as common as in a city or large centres like Byron Bay or Brisbane. Instagram is not an addiction here – but I have included these where available. If you like what someone does, tell them and follow them on social media, if that’s your thing.

5. Nimbin Community Centre

What’s on at the Nimbin Community Centre? Check what’s happening when you are around as the tenants change. Join a Belly Dancing, Life Drawing or Wing Tsun Kung Fu class? In the Nimbin Community Centre Building there are many, independent, changeable tenants. There is, currently, a Jewellery Maker; and various other guests [Winter 2022].

6. NIM FM / 102.3 FM

NIM FM in Nimbin, Australia has a local radio station – 102.3 FM – manned by volunteers. Listen and donate. Radio is an important source of up-to-date information about weather, travel and the Nimbin vibe.

7. Nimbin Hemp Club

“Home of the original ‘Topical Hemp Cream‘ and ‘Hemp Weavers”. 81 Cullen Street, Nimbin.

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Nimbin Hotel and Nimbin Hemp Embassy 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]
Nimbin
Nimbin is more than just a place to indulge at 4:20. Photo: Nimbin by Finn Pröpper (Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

8. Nimbin Hemp Embassy

51 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480 +61 (02) 6689 1842 [Shop] – [hemp.com.au] – [NimbinMardiGrass.com] Nimbin Hemp Embassy: An important heart of Nimbin, historically. You must visit for yourself and make your own opinion. Hemp products abound. Nimbin Hemp Bar is a small Amsterdam-inspired bar. Poetry, coffee etc. – if that’s your thing?

9. Nimbin Markets / Nimbin Farmers Markets

Sample local fare at the Nimbin Farmer’s Market from 3 pm Wednesday.”
Currently at the Green Bank Car Park [Winter 2022] and the 4th & 5th Sunday of the month.

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Nimbin Farmer’s Market Sign – Wednesday 6pm (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad 2022

Around Nimbin, Outside The Village, Just Outside Nimbin

10. Nimbin Waterfalls

Nimbin Waterfalls include Hanging Rock Falls and Lillian Rock Waterfalls near Nimbin, NSW.

11. Nimbin Rocks

Nimbin Rocks: Located about 3 km from the village, The Nimbin Rocks are “…volcanic extrusions of rhyolite [volcanic rock] left over from the Mount Warning Tweed Volcano that erupted around 20 million years ago… The three most prominent are known as the Thimble, Cathedral and Needle“.

Nimbin Rocks is a sacred area and private property. You must have permission from local owners/custodians to visit. Take photos from the main road or village.

Can you climb Nimbin Rocks?

No, you cannot climb Nimbin Rocks without permission from the Indigenous custodians. This is private land – do not trespass!

Nimbin Rocks are an important cultural site for local Bundjalung people so you can only view them from the road. Pull in at the viewing area (3 km south of town off Nimbin Road).

Want to take photos of Nimbin Rocks? Take a few sunset photos of Nimbin Rocks from the village? There are local spots. Look!

12. Nightcap National Park

Nightcap National Park: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/nightcap-national-park
Mt Nardi: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/mount-matheson-loop

13. Djanbung Gardens

Djanbung Gardens – Permaculture. There is an Abundance Cafe, worth a visit? It wasn’t open when I went past.

Nimbin Rainbow Road Walking Track

Nimbin Rainbow Road Walking TrackNOT RUNNING YET (“planned for Aquarius 2023”, according to locals.
Nimbin Rainbow Road Walking Track? TBC Should you walk the Nimbin Rainbow Road Walking Track? TBC

Nimbin Aquarius Foundation Inc, Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480 [22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! – ohnomad.com]

Nimbin Village Town Centre

In Nimbin Village Town Centre, NSW, Australia, be careful and alert. There is an escalated police presence during gatherings and events that rely on revenue raised via RDT (Random Drug Testing) testing at 4:20 pm…so again, don’t be that guy. Take a deep breath in. Don’t be worried, anxious or paranoid. That mindset can be left behind for a much, much more peaceful life.

Breathe out slowly and smile.

Peace Park, Nimbin

Peace Park in Nimbin is where the skate park is located.

14. Nimbin Skate Park

“As close to Oregon as you will get, this park is amazing! It features loads of bowls, runs and lines for miles. There are also some small [street-style] elements to keep everyone happy.” via [skateboard.com.au].

Allsop Park, Nimbin

Allsop Park is the central park in Nimbin, at the crossroads of the fork, of the two Main Roads / Nimbin District Memorial / Stone Heads…

Nimbin public art and murals 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

15. Nimbin Murals

In May 1973, in the lead up to the Aquarius Festival, Australian psychedelic artist, Vernon Treweeke, came up with the original idea to “paint up” the village of Nimbin. Festival organisers Graeme Dunstan and Johnny Allen assisted in the project and permission was sought from the local shopkeepers.”

16. Nimbin Environment Centre

Nimbin Environment Centre
“Our focus is to defend, protect, preserve and enhance the environment. We are a non-profit organisation, independent of government run by volunteers and based at Nimbin NSW.”
https://nimbinenvironmentcentre.org.au/

17. Nimbin Aboriginal Culture Centre

Nimbin Aboriginal Culture Centre
81 Cullen St Nimbin, NSW 2480

Providing Connections to Country through Storytelling and Art. Our cultural centre provides a workshop/art studio for workshops and resident artists. It houses a permanent exhibition of indigenous art and provides great coffee and food in our café. You are invited to visit the Nimbin Aboriginal Culture Centre located within the Nimbin Community Centre, with the best access from Sibley Street opposite the Nimbin Skatepark“.

Waibal Aboriginal Cultural Centre – Waibal / Waybal Aboriginal Cultural Centre How to donate? VIA THE CULTURAL CENTRE.

From Wikipedia: “The Bundjalung people, also spelt Bunjalung, Badjalang and Bandjalang, are Aboriginal Australians who are the original custodians of the northern coastal area of New South Wales, Australia, located approximately 550 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of Sydney, an area that includes the Bundjalung National Park. Bundjalung people all share descent from ancestors who once spoke as their first, preferred language one or more of the dialects of the Lower-Richmond branch of the Yugambeh-Bundjalung language family”.

Nimbin School of Arts (Town Hall)

The Nimbin School of Arts was the first public building in the village. It opened on 16 September 1904. The main street mural facade features distinctive indigenous art by local Bundjalung artists Oral Roberts and Gilbert Laurie.” 47 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

The Nimbin School of Arts…is also the venue for a diverse series of feature programs: the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup, the Concert of Dances, the Nimbin Fashion Show and the many and zany events of the annual Mardi Grass“.

The Nimbin Bush Cafe is great for information, Dandy Lattes and relaxed atmosphere for early morning coffees. (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad! ohnomad.com 22
Visit The Nimbin Chamber of Commerce

Nimbin Food and Drink

Feeling Hungry in Nimbin? You are well catered for in Nimbin, NSW.

Want to eat breakfast in Nimbin? While you visit for information, order breakfast at the Nimbin Bush Theatre Cafe [2022] & Visitor Information Cenat tre +61 (02) 6689 1111. Open 9am-3pm 7 days/week. Thirsty? Pick up a Roast Dandy Latte at the Nimbin Bush Theatre Cafe.

Check out their What’s on section. Currently, during warmer weather and in summer on Friday nights, you can do Yoga / Pilates (Wed and Fridays mornings). Ask for details of the latest events, as these change [seasonal]. The Nimbin Bush Cafe / Theatre runs sound baths …if that’s your thing [seasonal].

18. Nimbin Bakery

Pick up an Aquarius Loaf, a recipe passed on from baker to baker since the Aquarius festival in 1973. 52 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

19. Nimbin Food Co-op

Volunteer run. Go in and see their many fresh delights. Dark Chocolate Goji Berries are my favourite (in the fridge). 50 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

20. Eat in Nimbin

Nimbin Bowling Club/Nimbin Bowlo

Open Mic night is held on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month. 25 Sibley St, Nimbin NSW 2480

Nimbin Trattoria

Pizza? 70 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

Nimbin Aquarius Cafe

They have hand-cut fries. 45A Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

Nimbin Oasis Music Hub and Cafe

Join Poets at the Oasis Cafe on the first Thursday of every month from 7.30 pm? 80 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

Truffula Seeds Cafe, Nimbin

56 Cullen St, Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia, 2480

Armonica Cafe, Nimbin

Would you like to pick up a Nimbin Vegan Pizza with Hemp Seeds? 50 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

Fantasian Eatery, Nimbin

Fantasian Eatery, Nimbin NSW have Asian-style takeaway. 3/45 Cullen Street Nimbin NSW 2480

Nimbin Tree (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

Nimbin Community

Community? Nimbin is packed with community organisations, volunteers and exchanges. You get from Nimbin what you put in.

7 Sibley Street, Nimbin

“Nimbin’s sustainable living hub, 7 Sibley Street, hosts skills-sharing workshops every week, starting at 10.30 am. The workshops are open to locals and visitors wanting to experience ‘grassroots’ Nimbin knowledge with topics spanning shoemaking, paper making, humane home butchery, basket weaving, weed block making and many more! Participate in one of their regular farm tours to get local insight on sustainable farming and land regeneration practices.”

Waibal Aboriginal Cultural Centre – Waibal / Waybal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is important.
How to donate? VIA THE CULTURAL CENTRE.

From Wikipedia: “The Bundjalung people, also spelt Bunjalung, Badjalang and Bandjalang, are Aboriginal Australians who are the original custodians of the northern coastal area of New South Wales, Australia, located approximately 550 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of Sydney, an area that includes the Bundjalung National Park. Bundjalung people all share descent from ancestors who once spoke as their first, preferred language one or more of the dialects of the Lower-Richmond branch of the Yugambeh-Bundjalung language family”.Nimbin School of Arts (Town Hall): “The Nimbin School of Arts was the first public building in the village. It opened on 16 September 1904. The main street mural facade features distinctive indigenous art by local Bundjalung artists Oral Roberts and Gilbert Laurie.”

Welcome Mardi Grass to the Oasis Cafe, Nimbin – 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

21. Nimbin MardiGrass

Nimbin MardiGrass is a gathering/protest, not a festival. While you can watch the Kombi Konvoy, Ganja Faeries and Hemp Olympix over the weekend that it is held, you can visit any other time of the year for a quieter, calmer small village experience.

Nimbin MardiGrass Protest

If you can book accommodation well in advance (months ahead) during May, the month that Nimbin MardiGrass is held (floods notwithstanding!) and don’t drive… it can be a fun gathering but… Police double their usual presence during gatherings/events. Protests attract law enforcement.

It’s MardiGrass, a gathering and “protestival“, not a festival. Locals want to re-iterate the protest element as long as Cannabis remains illegal to possess or grow in NSW. Medical marijuana is in the semi-legal phase and still, frustrating and legally complicated for many people who have very legitimate pain and symptom relief. Why make their lives more complicated?

22. Spend 2022 in Nimbin, Australia?

or 2042?

23. Ask if there will be a 50th Anniversary Aquarius 2023 Festival in 2023…

In 1973 the first Aquarius Festival in Nimbin, NSW, Australia was held and attracted up to 10,000 participants. How many will return?

First Aquarius Festival, Nimbin
First Aquarius Festival, Nimbin (CC BY 2.0) by HarryWS20 [Flickr]

24. Visit the Nimbin Shops and support local, legal businesses…

25. Rainbow Power Company

Solar Power & Batteries & Pumps. Rainbow Power Company design top quality Solar Power, Solar Battery, Hot Water and Solar Pumping Systems. 

Community is important in Nimbin – support them (c) Kate Zarb, Oh, Nomad ohnomad.com 22

26. Nimbin Community Garage Sale

Wed – Sun 10-2pm (more in Summer/warmer weather/no rain permitting and like) the whole village of Nimbin, can stretch until very late at night.

If you see the sign, go on in. Clothes for sale are from the local community, many on consignment, due to the closing down of street stalls. Buy something here.

Nimbin Candle Factory in Nimbin, Australia can be found to the left of the Nimbin Bush Theatre Cafe / Nimbin Information Centre (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad! ohnomad.com 2022

27. Nimbin Candle Factory / Nimbin Candles

Also known as Nimbin Candles, look for the factory on the opposite side of the same building that houses the Bush Theatre Cafe / Nimbin Visitor Information Centre on your left-hand side. Buy candles, “handmade for the person lighting the candle” [Nimbin Candles / Nimbin Candle Factory].

28. Nimbin Haberdashery

Grab a bowl cover – each fabric has a story. Check out the Wool Shed/Co-op Farmers. Northern Rivers Fabric, made by Northern Rivers Farmers (by m2).

Where is the hemp plant? (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad! ohnomad.com

29. Northern Rivers Hemp

Northern Rivers Hemp was testing their first sale of full-spectrum hemp crystal rollers with crystals at Northern Rivers Hemp (look for the hemp plant and dark green “Growing The Future” feature. F5, The Casuarina, 81 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW Australia) when I visited. Hemp and CBD are likely candidates for large-scale legal sales as is seen in Canada, the USA and much of Europe. Read the ihansw.org.au “How to Grow an Economy” booklet. If you are interested in the future of Hemp, investors are welcome in this potentially large, lucrative future investment. Economy building is pricey!

What is Nimbin known for?

Odd, isn’t it? Did we miss 30? Will we ever get to 42?

31. Nimbin Herbs

Email: orders@nimbinherbs.com.au [Shop]
Nimbin Herbs Learning Centre – Learn or find?…
Aphrodisiacs?
Potions for the physical libido and/or headspace?

Nimbin Herbs (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad! ohnomad.com 22

32. Nimbin Hotel

Nimbin Hotel, 53 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480

33. Nimbin Apothecary

A local establishment with an Apothecary.

34. Nimbin Emporium

Nimbin’s ‘supermarket’ – this is where you will likely stop in for supplies. Crowded but well-stocked.

35. Nimbin Craft Gallery

Nimbin Craft Gallery Facebook / Instagram 3 Sibley Street, Nimbin NSW 2480. They are “importers of fine textile crafts from Guatemala & the world”. +61 (02) 6689 1680.

36. Nimbin Organic Food Co-op

“The Nimbin Organic Food Co-op is a not-for-profit, community-owned organisation, operated and managed by volunteers. Its purpose is to supply members with healthy, affordable food that is ethically and sustainably produced, promoting food grown and produced in the Nimbin bio-region.

37. The Hemp Couturier

The Hemp Couturier, Nimbin NSW 2480 – Studio 1, Town Hall, Nimbin NSW. “Saving the world, one couture dress at a time. Handmade Hemp Clothing.”. For ‘fashion-made-to-fit’ and ‘one-off hemp items’. Her Hemp pirate pants and protest 420 wear are very, very cool. Wed 11am-4pm Fri 11am-4pm. [All times are Nimbin, NSW Time (GMT+10), check Nimbin Time/Time Zone (GMT+10) Australia to confirm].

The Hemp Couturier, Nimbin NSW 2480 – Studio 1, Town Hall, Nimbin NSW 22 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

38. Feast Vegetarian, Nimbin

Their pick? The Rahman Kebab [Vegan].

39. Aquarius Cafe

Their pick? The Hand cut chips.

40. Nimbin Tattoo (Kabuki Theatre)

Want a tattoo to commemorate your time in Nimbin?

Nimbin Newsagency

Interested in a Nimbin tea towel at the Nimbin Newsagency, Northern Rivers, NSW 2480.

The Green Bank

Tea Medica is the house brand of tea. Products here are locally made and sustainable.
Craniosacral Therapy is offered (among many services) here – if you’re interested?

“Local products, Ethical Choices, Sustainable Living”. 1/39 Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW 2480 A cleansing brew?

Daizy Nimbin

Clothes made from backlight glowing neon. 40.2 Find the map of Tasmania. Follow the beats.

Susukka Trading

Susukka Trading Guatemalan imports. / Fashionating is a fashion store. Central America… in Nimbin?

Mad Hattery

It’s “not just a hat shop”. Everyday 10-4 [2022]. 5/46 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480. Although, there are hats. Many hats. Funky Corner (Groovy Tribal & Bohemian Wear, Jewellery, Arts & Gifts) 1/46 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480. Do you want to find the Nimbin Unicorn? I wouldn’t? Not as fluffy as Tribal Magic unicorns should be. Dragons are also afoot at Hemping Around? Or just hemp? Perceptio Books? have… books. How odd. Intersted in Intuitive Spiritual Readings? Creative Terra Nimbin? Nimbin Freelancers Amy B Chalk Art / Tarot; Eala Swan [Santosha Spirit Healing].

The Heart Connexion sells instruments in Nimbin, Australia (c) Kate Zarb Oh, Nomad! ohnomad.com

40.5. The Heart Connexion

Nimbin Music and Instruments

3/46 Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW Australia – It’s all about the art of living… local products, hemp remedies, food & body care/clothing, and musical instruments.

While the Nimbin Drum Circle isn’t a regular event, these music makers may be playing with you soon as well. Nimbin Drum Circle, see if it’s happening. If not, drop into Heart Connexion on a Saturday evening. Finally… remember “Nimbin Time” a.ka. mañana /manˈjɑːnə/ en español. They have an impromptu “jam” on Saturday evenings in the warmer months.

Saturday evening jam session Where you can check out Nimbin rocks from town – a great back window view – and lovely space and instruments. Sonic Enhancement / Nimbin instruments, treble bass slide, customisation and hand pans are locally made.


Nimbin Artists Gallery, Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480 (c) Kate Zarb – Oh, Nomad! [ohnomad.com]

41. Nimbin Artists Gallery

Spring and Autumn Artists of the Month are excellent. These change monthly – one highlighted artist – in the Nimbin Artists Gallery, Nimbin NSW 2480.

42. Please support small businesses in Nimbin

Finally… Drive safe (especially in the rain). Drive a 4WD/4X4 where possible with front wheel/all-wheel drive. Hire a car. Remember, In New South Wales, the cultivation, possession, or sale of cannabis is punishable by law. In Nimbin, cannabis is openly bought, sold, and consumed. Cannabis is not legal in NSW. Australia in 2022.

Come to support local people and legally run businesses; your money keeps them in operation.
It’s been a particularly difficult few years for the Northern Rivers.
Visitors welcomed.

Mind. The. Potholes.

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