Nimbin is an alternative lifestyle town, originally populated by people dropping out, and interested in communal living in the 1970s. The town is very much open for tourism, and has some shops and cafes that play off the alternative, hippie image.
After visiting the town, though, you may think that it is more about selling marijuana, than exploring alternative lifestyles. You are unlikely to get hassled much though. If you look like you might be in the market, you will get an offer, and if you refuse, you will politely be left alone.
Warning:The cannabis scene has some what soured over the last few years.If you do attempt to purchase cannabis you will likely be sold underweight, over priced cannabis of dubious quality. Beware of the dealers that trade around the Nimbin mueseum, as they are notorious for ripping tourist off and are organised as a criminal outfit.
Nimbin is accessible via the Nimbin Road from Lismore or Kyogle Road and Blue Knob Road from Murwillumbah.
Walk, the environment and atmosphere is best spent walking. Nimbin is not a large community and therefore any other transport is unnecessary.
Alternative lifestyle shops and Cafés.
Market's- Sunday lunch time. Hemp Museum- it's free! Hemp Embassy- Free too!
Local Produce, you will understand.
Best Cookies are from the older lady on the "BringaBong" side of the street...
Farm accommodation, backpackers retreats and bed & breakfast.
There is a YHA there, with views towards Mt Warning, believed to be the first point on the Australian mainland to see the sun rise each day.