nimbin soundtrail

The Nimbin Soundtrail is an immersive audio experience of place and community, featuring 18 story sites, throughout Nimbin village. 

When Nimbin agreed to host the 1973 Aquarius Festival, the influx of university students and hippies changed the small dairy community forever. A 10-day ‘festival without a program’ was proposed where people lived in ‘an experiential community’, built their dwellings and lived in tribes.

Many locals were shocked by the festivalgoers’ nudity and free-living style but appreciated the new energy and the money that came to Nimbin. After the festival, a few intrepid souls stayed on as New Settlers to continue the Aquarian dream and sow the seeds for today’s vibrant, innovative and sustainable community.

The name ‘Nimbin’ comes from the legend of the Nimbinjee, who are the totem of the local Wyabul people of the Bundjalung nation. The towering, ancient and sacred Nimbin Rocks can be seen from the village outskirts.

From Dreamtime to farming time to Aquarius time, this Soundtrail is a sonic journey through the heart of Australia’s most famous alternative lifestyle destination.

Soundtrails acknowledges the Wyabul people of the Bundjalung nation, traditional custodians of the land on which this soundtrail is located, and it pays tribute to the unique role they play in the life of this region.

how to download

1. Download the Soundtrail app

2. Select Northern Rivers

3. Download the Nimbin Soundtrail

4. Put on your headphones and start walking.

Walk in and out of stories as you follow the map on-screen. GPS will track your location.

SAFETY WARNING – While using the Soundtrails App on site, please be aware that your attention may be diverted from dangers of traffic on roads you may be required to cross.

CONTENT WARNING – This Soundtrail contains nudity and coarse language.

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