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Below is a list of accommodation options at Nimbin. Most will be full around MardiGrass, which is always the first weekend in May. Book early. There will be more camping sites available on the weekend.

Phone numbers below:

Green Triangle MardiGrass Buses from Brisbane - -
1800 503475

Nimbin Caravan Park (02) 6689 1402
Nimbin Hotel and Backpackers (02) 6689 1246
Abode of Peace Motel (02) 6689 1420
Granny’s Farm Backpackers (02) 6689 1333
Grey Gum Lodge (02) 6689 1713

Black Sheep Farm - Nimbin Accommodation & Guest House - - (02) 6689 1095

Calurla Chalets and Cottages - Lillian Rock - - (02) 6689 7297

Nimbin Rox YHA - Nimbin - - (02) 6689 0022

Eternity Springs Art Farm Bed and Breakfast - The Channon - - (02) 6688 6385

Rainbow Retreat, Nimbin - - (02) 6689 1262

Dawson Motor Inn, Lismore- - (02) 6621 8100

Annas Retreat - Goolmangar/Channon - - (02) 6628 2101

Suzanne's Hideaway - Clunes - - (02) 6629 1228

Centrepoint Motel Lismore- Lismore - - (02) 6621 8877

New Olympic Motel - Lismore - - (02) 6621 9900

Phone Numbers
Outside Australia: use 61 as country code, 2 as area code, thus, dial 61 2 xxxx xxxx
Within Australia: use 02 as area code, thus, dial 02 xxxx xxxx
Within Nimbin and local area: xxxx xxxx = phone number in listing above



Nimbin is in the top North East corner of New South Wales.

East of Nimbin is Byron Bay and the coast. West of Nimbin is Kyogle. North of Nimbin is Murwillumbah. South of Nimbin is Lismore.



Nimbin Shuttle (02) 6680 9189
Waller’s Bus Co. (02) 6689 1220
Jim’s Alternative Tours (02) 6685 7720
Rock Hoppers tours (02) 6680 8569
Nimbin Tourist Connexion, travel consultant (02) 6689 1764

Nimbin Visitor Information Centre
Nimbin, NSW 2480
(02) 6689 1388
(02) 6689 0183 - Fax

Other sites that may be of interest:



In 2008, for the first time ever, the Nimbin Agricultural and Industrial Society (A&I) opened the showground for camping and parking for the MardiGrass weekend. They helped minimise the impact of so many visitors to the village over the big weekend. That was such a success they are going to keep doing it.

They are offering $20 per head campsites for the weekend, with toilets and showers. Their volunteers will be camped there for the weekend to help out, as well as cooking country breakfasts with bacon and egg rolls a specialty. People who camped there last year loved it.

You can book ahead by sending a $50 money order per person to the MOB,(MardiGrass Organising Body), PO Box 177, Nimbin, 2480. $50 secures you an all weekend entry to MardiGrass and a campsite at the showground. We will keep a register and when you arrive at the showground and identify yourself your pass and site will be given to you.

Camping ground opens Wednesday. Additional nights $10 per person. If you want this camping with hot showers arrive early. There will still be plenty of other camping, but with cold showers or none...

Friday night full reception open til 10:30pm. Later than that, you will be directed to a temporary area, and a site will be allocated in the morning.
$50 per person for camping with showers and a full weekend pass.



Just turn up. You will find a space to camp. The all year round places will be booked up, but there are camping areas that get opened up just for the MardiGrass. They usually involve paying a fee at the gate for however long you are staying. You don't have to book.

If you have other camping space available, contact us and get it listed here.....

Nimbin Rox Backpackers have parking and camping along their approach roads.

Border Ranges Centre (Wadeville Woolies) now has camping and a couple of cabins. They have a website

The rates per night are:
heaps of camping sites - $10/adult $5/child < 14
2 x queen bed cabin - $50/room
3 x 4 person bunk cabin - $20/person
8 x powered sites - $22/night

Nimbin Visitor Information Centre

80 Cullen St. Nimbin, NSW 2480
(02) 6689 1388
(02) 6689 0183 - Fax

Bus Information

Timetables subject to change.
All transport arrangements must be confirmed & booked prior to travel.

Greentriangle Sat Sun Tue Thu Departs: 3.30pm Nimbin Visitors Centre
Arrives Brisbane 7pm 1800 503 475

For MardiGrass Green Triangle have buses coming from Brisbane to Nimbin. Ring and enquire.

Nimbin Shuttle Bus Byron-Nimbin-Byron Daily
Tickets avail from: Nimbin VIC
Departs Nimbin 3pm Front of Nimbin VIC Arrives Byron 5pm 02 66 809 189

Wallers Bus Nimbin to Murwillumbah Mon to Fri (not public hols)
Departs: 9.30am Nimbin Visitors Centre
3.25pm Nimbin School
School holidays: 9.00am Nimbin Visitors Centre
3.20pm Nimbin Visitors Centre

Nimbin to Lismore
Departs: 7.25am Bus Stop opposite Newsagent
9.00am Bus Stop opposite Newsagent
3.20pm Bus Stop opposite Newsagent
12.45pm (mon & thur only) Bus Stop opposite Newsagent
School holidays: 9.00am Bus Stop opposite Newsagent
3.25pm Bus Stop opposite Newsagent
02 66 226 266 042 825 528

Premier Motor Service Sydney – Brisbane check public holidays 133 410


PM12 7 am Lismore Transit Centre
7.45 am Ballina
8.30am Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre Johnson St
9.15am cnr Murwillumbah turn off Countrylink Railway Station
Arrives Brisbane 12 midday

PM14 10.30am Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre Johnson St (arr Bri 1.30pm)
PM42 11.00am Lismore transit Centre
11.40 am Ballina
12.20 pm Byron
1.20 pm Murwillumbah
Arrive Brisbane 4pm

PM46 5pm Lismore
5.40pm Ballina
6.25pm Byron
6.45pm Robina railway station(QLD Rail to Roma St Station Brisbane)

Greyhound Australia Sydney – Brisbane 7 days 1300 473 946
GX245 9.55am Lismore Transit Centre (then via Ballina)
12.00pm Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre Arrives Brisbane 2.50pm
GX441 6.45am Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre
7.50am Coolangatta airport
8.35am Surfers Arrives Brisbane 10.15am
GX243 7.35am Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre
9.20am Surfers Arrives Brisbane 11am
GX244 9.30am Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre
10.25am Murwillumbah bus stop tourist park Alma st
Arrives Brisbane 1.25pm
GX240 8.45pm Byron Bay Tourist Info Centre Arrives Brisbane 11.20pm

CountryLink Train & Coach Services 13 22 32
Departs: 7.23pm Lismore Railway Station
Arrives: 10.41pm Roma St (QLD time)

Byron Easy Bus Byron Bay/GoldCoast/Brisbane/Ballina Airports
02 66 85 7447
0421 606 509

The Mountain Coach Gold Coast-Byron-Nimbin 07 5524 4249 Wed 0412 752 780
Departs Nimbin 3pm

Daily buses from Murwillumbah to Coolangatta depart hourly until approx. 6pm
Surfside bus lines 07 5571 6555
Murwillumbah Visitor Centre 1800 674 414

J & B Coaches
Byron bay to Surfers departs Byron 10.30am 12.30pm
2.30pm 4.30pm
Surfers 5592 2655 AH 07 5577 3779 041 141 5628

Coolangatta/Byron Bay Airporter
0414 608 660 02 66 808726 073388 1523

Brisbane 2 Byron Express Bus
Includes airports at Gold Coast & Brisbane
Departs Byron 11am 4pm
Sunday 4pm 1800 626 222

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