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Nimbin is ……. different.

Posted by mervfrench on April 28, 2010

We recently went to  Nimbin in northern NSW to check it out.  Nimbin is the hippy capital of Australia , possibly the world , well they think so anyway.

To say that is differrent is an understatement , its like no other town that I know,  its …. it’s  like cool man.

Heres a selcetion of snaps to give you a bit of an idea of what Nimbins like . If you are up around Byron Bay at any stage take a run out to Nimbin its only about 50 odd k’s , odd being the word.

It really is good fun.

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17 Responses to “Nimbin is ……. different.”

  1. hodgy1 said

    Reckon you would have fitted in pretty well if you had hung around long enough.
    Keep on chooglin !

  2. davidsobik said

    Far out man that place is loaded like man its a far out groovy place to be, can you dig it???

  3. Oh yes, it sure is different. And the first weekend in May is the ‘Mardi Grass’ – a celebration of all things hempen.

    Great for a good time. I live nearby but don’t often get there, unfortunately Nimbin has it’s underside too, and my dear OH (who was into that scene a bit when he was young and foolish) said to be careful going there alone.

    Merv, if you are up my way again drop me an email if you’d care to met up for coffee, photo trips or whatever. My gmaiil email is on my Who am I page on my blog

    • mervfrench said

      I suspect that the original “hippies ” that went there to get away from it all and live the alternative lifestyle, grow a bit of dope and generally do their own thing and some of the ones that go there today for the same reasons are probably pretty good. As always seems to be the way from time to time a group of idiots will come to town for all the wrong reasons and spoil it for everyone .

      You live in a nice part of the country Odille.

  4. Nimbin sure is different. Read somewhere that it is the mull capital of the country, more pot smoked per capita than anywhere else…..inlcuding Byron Bay…..

  5. Donelle said

    I just love the open hours sign, so random!! lol 🙂

  6. Wow man, I’m so going to have to visit this joint. I wish the civil service could get away with those random trading hours!

  7. Michael said

    That`s how the other half live Merv! So didyabringbongalong?

  8. Fletch said

    I went there last year and couldn’t wait to get out of it. Smoking pot is one thing but the people I saw must have been hitting some harder gear. It is a beautiful landscape though, shame about the humans infecting the place off their trollies. Still they have to live somewhere, just don’t invite them to Dunsborough.

  9. Never been to Nimbin, heard a lot of stories about it though and I know it’s in a beautiful part of Oz. Good shots Merv!

  10. Yep every second one is great Merv. He he Nah only kidding they’re all corkers! Cheers for the chat this arvo!!

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