places of significance

'That place, Nimbin Rocks, is a burial place of our tribal elders, the law-givers [and of wiyin-gali, clever man)'


Excerpt from My Bundjalung People.

nimbin rocks

On the outskirts of Nimbin, the towering Nimbin Rocks are estimated to be 20 million years old. The Rocks are of great significance to the traditional owners from the Bundjalung nation. This sacred site has restricted access to the general public, but you can check out the Rocks from the viewing area 3kms south of the village.

The Myth – Dr Ruby Langford Ginibi (Old Time Nimbin; Maurice Ryan)

“That place, Nimbin Rocks, is a burial place of our tribal elders, the law-givers [and of wiyin-gali, clever man).That’s a very sacred place to our people, they never go there without singing the lingo, letting the old ones know they are coming. When they leave that place it is so sacred that they pick a branch and brush their footprints off the ground. [It is place only for men, women must not go there.]”

Excerpt from My Bunjalung People.

the murals

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

The colourful shopfront murals along Cullen St create the perfect backdrop for the daily show of unscripted theatre. There are plenty of places to browse, craft shops, galleries, retail outlets, or just sit back, enjoy a meal or coffee and watch the passing parade.

To find out more about the history and ongoing mural projects head to street art on our arts + culture page.

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