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With hundreds of kilometre of unspoiled coastline and more than a million hectares of rolling green hills, World Heritage listed National Parks and scores of delightful towns and villages, the North Coast of New South Wales is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse places in Australia. 

Lismore, Nimbin and the character-filled villages of the Northern Rivers are like no other place in the world. Tucked away in the rolling green hills of northern NSW, the region is renowned for alternative living, World Heritage national parks, extraordinary artists and gourmet regional produce.

Tucked away in the hills west of Byron Bay, Nimbin was once a sleepy little dairying village in a lush setting of farmland and forest. Today, Nimbin is known the world over as Australia’s most famous hippie destination and alternative lifestyle capital.

Nimbin shot to fame when it hosted the 1973 Aquarius Festival, attracting students, hippies and visionaries from all over Australia.  Once the bands left and the dust settled, a few intrepid souls stayed on to live the dreams and ideology of Aquarius and sow the seeds for today’s vibrant, sustainable community.  

This internationally famous village is intriguing and quirky with its unique mural streetscape of indigenous, rainforest and psychedelic facades and colourful local characters. 

 

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