Nimbin is known the world over as Australia’s alternative lifestyle capital. The village shot to fame in 1973 when it hosted the 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.

Nimbin is surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforests and an abundance of native wildlife. Its vibrant history is entwined with threads of sustainability, community, and counterculture. The village boasts colourful mural facades atop of heritage buildings and is the perfect place to indulge in alternative therapies, attend a sustainability workshop, have your tarot read, discover local art and produce or pass time people-watching in a café on the bustling main street.

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