ABOUT NIMBIN

A picturesque village situated on the North East Coast of the state of N.S.W., Australia, on the Eastern edge of the Caldera of an extinct volcano, Nimbin has a subtropical climate, creeks and waterfalls, rolling forested hills, abundant wildlife and stunning views.
Often called the Alternative Capital of Australia, Nimbin has a large population of people looking for sustainable alternatives to the current economic system. This unique population mushroomed from the Aquarius alternative lifestyle festival held in Nimbin in 1973.
 
 Originally a dairy town, with the demise of the dairy industry in the 1970's land was cheap and groups of enterprising people bought land co-operatively and formed "communities". There are hundreds of communities in and around Nimbin, ranging from two or three friends to 1000acre blocks with over 300 members. Some of the communities have their own schools and shops.
Many people in Nimbin grow their own food, build their own houses, and use energy from natural systems such as the sun, the wind and water. The Rainbow Power Company, a local initiative, produce and sell components for alternative energy systems such as, solar, wind and hydro - power generators.

Nimbin has its own alternative currency, NIMLETS, and many people engage in barter.


 Nimbin is a healing centre with practitioners of all kinds of treatments available including acupuncture, massage, homeopathy & yoga.

Nimbin has a community centre housing many community groups like the Nimbin News, Comskool (Nimbin community school), and the local radio station NimFm.
A collection point for artists, some say that Nimbin has the highest concentration of artists per capita in Australia. Local galleries are open daily, the annual "Spring arts exhibition" held in September/October, displays a diverse selection of Nimbin Art.
Nimbin has many cafes and restaurants and a variety of accommodation from backpackers to self contained hand crafted cottages in the forest.
Nimbin's main street is a splendid vision with shopfronts and footpaths painted by local artists, sidewalk cafes, busking, dancing, and street theatre, overlooked by Nimbin rocks, Mountains in the distance and surrounded by National park. 
Nimbin is a highly tolerant town with citizens from all over the globe, an eclectic vibrant multicultural mix gives Nimbin its personality and warmth.

Visit Nimbin for the experience of a lifetime.

Sacred heartland of the Bundjalung nation.

 

 

 

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