2010 Accommodation

Rainforest Paradise


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:

Nimbin Caravan Park (02) 6689 1402

Nimbin Hotel and Backpackers (02) 6689 1246

Rainbow Retreat Backpackers (02) 6689 1262

Abode of Peace Motel (02) 6689 1420

The Nimbin Rox Hostel (02) 6689 0022

Granny’s Farm Backpackers (02) 6689 1333

Grey Gum Lodge (02) 6689 1713

http://www.croftonsretreat.com.au/ BOOK BY EMAIL OR CALL CHRISTINE ON: 02 6689 0030

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.

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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:







Campervan Rental - Wicked Campers


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…..

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. The A & I don’t get the Government grants they used to get and urgently need funds to maintain the place. They can also help 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.


Includes $40 weekend MardiGrass Golden Bud Pass gives entry to all events Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Includes $40 for a campsite with toilets and showers for all or part of Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

Extra nights camping $15 each (for early arrivals and late departures)

Purchasers will receive a number and receipt which will be exchanged for an armband after showing ID at MardiGrass entry points or the HEMP Embassy from the wednesday before the big weekend.

Camping ground opens Thursday. If you want camping with hot showers arrive early. There will still be plenty of other camping, but with cold showers or none…

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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 http://www.borderrangescentre.com.au

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

www.nimbintours.com 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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