getting here + about


Located inland of Byron Bay and to the north of Lismore, Nimbin is easily accessed by car. The village is within a 1.5-hour drive of both the Gold Coast and Byron Bay and 30 minutes from Lismore.


Nimbin's closest airport is Lismore Regional Airport, serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX). It offers everything you need for a comfortable travel experience including friendly service, car rentals, taxis and limousines. The Gold Coast Airport is located 81 kilometres to the north, just over the border to South East Queensland. The drive south to Nimbin meanders through some of the Green Cauldron’s most stunning landscapes and picturesque villages. Alternatively, the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, 65 kilometres east of Nimbin, transports visitors to and from the heart of the Northern Rivers and is just minutes away from some of Australia’s most iconic beaches.


Bus services operate from Byron Bay, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Northern Rivers Buslines operate between Lismore Transit Centre and Nimbin with several services running Monday – Friday. For those coming from the Tweed Shire, Gosel’s Bus Company runs from Murwillumbah Monday – Friday, with Premier Coaches providing adjoining services to and from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For up-to-date Northern Rivers transport information, click here.


Tours operate daily to Nimbin from Byron Bay and there are several shuttle services available that provide fast, affordable options for travellers coming from the coast. ***


*** Due to COVID-19 restrictions some tours have been suspended. We advise checking with Byron Bay’s Visitor Information Centre for up-to-date travel information for services operating between Byron and Nimbin.

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