Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30 km (19 mi) north of Lismore, 33 km (21 mi) northeast of Kyogle, and 70 km (43 mi) west of Byron Bay. Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability, and self-sufficiency, as well as the cannabis counterculture. Writer Austin Pick described his initial impressions of the village this way: "It is as if a smoky avenue of Amsterdam has been placed in the middle of the mountains behind frontier-style building facades. Nimbin is a strange place indeed. Nimbin has been described in the literature and mainstream media as 'the drug capital of Australia', 'a social experiment', and 'an escapist sub-culture'. Nimbin has become an icon in Australian cultural history, with many of the values first introduced there by the counterculture becoming part of modern Australian culture.

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Around Nimbin NSW 2480

Our Picks on what to Do in Nimbin NSW

Nimbin Farmers Market

Blue Moon Cabaret

Djanbung Gardens

The Nimbin ShowGrounds

Ichiban Park

Nimbin Rock

Our Picks on where to Stay in Nimbin NSW

Black Sheep Farm Guest House

Nimbin Caravan Park

RainbowStay Nimbin

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Nimbin NSW

Armonica Cafe

Pot of Gold Cafe

Nimbin Bakery

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Community Services  

Nimbin Visitors Information Centre
Shop 3, 46 Cullen Street,

Lismore City Council NSW
43 Oliver Avenue,

Nimbin Police Station NSW
38 Cullen Street,

Nimbin Multi Purpose Service
35 Cullen Street,

Nimbin Swimming Pool
29 Sibley Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 65 m
  • Population: 1,477
  • State electorate(s): Lismore
  • Federal Division(s): Page
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Kyogle NSW 2474 (32.6 km, 35 mins)
Lismore NSW 2480 (31.1 km, 30 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Nimbin NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.