Camping Guidelines

Camping Guidelines

For the comfort and safety of all campers:

The Golden Bud pass for $150 per person includes  3-nights camping – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights  at the Nimbin Showgrounds plus entry to all MardiGrass events! Golden Bud pass can be booked online now or bought at the Showgrounds when you arrive in Nimbin.

The Nimbin Showground is a great place to camp within easy walking distance of the village of Nimbin and MardiGrass.

We do ask that campers arrive before dark to ensure the safety of themselves and other campers when setting up.

Nimbin Showgrounds
33 Cecil Street
Nimbin NSW 2480

We hope you have a safe, happy and enjoyable MardiGrass!

Camping bookings are per person, not per vehicle or per tent.

Camping is also available at the Nimbin Showgrounds, before and after MardiGrass.

Children twelve years and under are FREE for both camping and entry to MardiGrass.

Camping only in designated areas. There are three camping areas set aside:

  1. Quiet area
  2. Reasonably noisy area
  3. Family area

Keep your space clean and tidy – garbage bags provided.

Bring your own campervan, caravan or tent.

There are a small number of powered sites – first come, first served!

Camping is also available before and after MardiGrass. Book with Nimbin Showgrounds.

Facilities include powered and non-powered sites, a camp kitchen (refrigerator, microwave, kettle, sink, and free electric barbecue), toilets, hot showers, and a rotary clothesline. We also have a dedicated dump point for the benefit of motorhome operators.

Please keep noise in camping areas to a respectable level – be considerate of your neighbours.

  • No generators!
  • No loud drumming after midnight!
  • No barking dogs please!

We recommend that you do NOT bring pets, however owners may do so at your own risk.

  • No dogs please!

The canteen will be open all weekend!

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 7:00am to 7:00pm

Open fires are to be restricted to central communal fire area.

  • No private or individual fires in the camp area.
  • Please refrain from having fires in the day – it’s only wasting valuable firewood.

First Aid and Fire Extinguishers available at the Canteen.

Emergency Assembly Area is at front entrance parking area.


Australia-wide Emergency number: 000

Hospital: 6688 1400
35 Cullen St, Nimbin

Police: 6627 6400
38 Cullen Street, Nimbin

Camping is also available at the Nimbin Showgrounds, before and after MardiGrass.

Nimbin Showgrounds
33 Cecil Street
Nimbin NSW 2480


Hours: An on-site  caretaker is present but it is preferred that you arrive during daylight hours if possible.

Phone: Camping, 0467 490 612. Office, 0457 614 433.