Welcome to Nimbin


Today the psychedelic murals of the rainbow-serpent Dreaming and marijuana bliss that line Nimbin's main street are fading, and the dreadlocked, beaded locals are weathered. While genuine remnants of the peace-and-love generation remain, the town has become much darker since the '80s. The brazen weed dealers who make a living from the bus tours that barrel up from Byron are known to also peddle harder drugs, and alcohol-fueled violence is on the rise. See it once, but you'll probably not come back.


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$917.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Sydney to Brisbane Freestyle Tour

Day 1: Sydney (Arrival Day) Check into your central located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure. Day 2: Blue Mountains Day Trip See wild kangaroos, Wentworth Falls, the Jamison Valley and 3 Sisters lookout along a 1.5 hour hike. Day 3: Sydney to Barrington Tops (Strademark Stop) We depart the big city and head to the Hunter Valley wine area for a tasting at one of Australia’s most famous vineyards. We then travel through the backcountry to our stunning stop on the edge of Barrington Tops National Park (a World Heritage Listed Area). We stay in our own private lodge overlooking the Barrington River. You’ll spend the afternoon tubing down the river and then in the evening have a few drinks and relax in the hot tub. Day 4: Barrington Tops to Spot X Surf Camp Wake up in the morning and enjoy breakfast with an amazing view. We then head north, with a break to visit a koala hospital to learn about their efforts in preserving koalas, and then stop at a nature reserve to spot wild kangaroos hopping along the incredible coastline. We arrive at our waterfront accommodation at Spot X in the early evening where you’ll have dinner at camp. Day 5: Spot X Surf Camp to River Retreat (Strademark Stop) This morning take part in a fun group lesson, learning the basics of surfing. If you love the beach or are keen to hone in your surf skills, we recommend staying longer to do a Surf & Stay. In the afternoon we travel to our River Retreat and go for a guided canoeing trip, spotting wildlife along the way. In the evening have an Aussie BBQ, learn how to cook some damper and toast marshmallows around the campfire. We sleep in wilderness cabins or in swags under the stars. Day 6: River Retreat to Byron Bay We leave our camp early, hop on our bus and head up towards Byron Bay, Australia’s famous surf and arts town. We stop in the picturesque town of Yamba along the way for lunch where you can have a walk around or a swim in the Angourie Blue Pool. We have an orientation drive on the way to Byron Bay to help you get your bearings. Day 7: Full Day Byron Bay Today you’ll have the day to yourself to explore. You can perfect your surfing skills, party, do a dolphin kayak trip, visit the alternative town of Nimbin (additional costs), or just relax and take in the laidback, hippy vibe. We recommend taking a walk to the lighthouse to view the Australian mainland’s most easterly point. Day 8: Byron Bay to BrisbaneTravel day stopping at Danger Point to view Snapper Rocks before dropping you off in Brisbane for your final night of tour.

$241.67 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Tweed Coast Camping and Surfing Getaway From The Gold Coast

Departing from your chosen pickup location along Australia's central Pacific coast, your overnight tour begins with the drive by luxury minibus to the Tweed Coast, a diverse cultural destination with people from all walks of life calling the area home. It is a melting pot of surfers, hippies, artists, and the rich and famous, creating an inspiring atmosphere. From mountain backdrops to beaches, fine food, and a racy nightlife, the Tweed Coast has something for everyone.During your two days, meals are provided; enjoy healthy lunch and snacks, a continental breakfast, and an Aussie-style barbecue. You'll get back to nature as you camp overnight with provided gear; also provided is a full photo package and a T-shirt from your qualified surf coaches.For surfing, a surfboard and wetsuit are provided for you to use during your four lessons, each 1.5 hours long. This 2-day escape will have you up and riding from a beautiful beach as you learn skills and techniques from fully accredited surf coaches. Lessons are designed for beginners through advanced surfers; in addition to the basics of surfing, you'll gain insight into ocean safety, awareness, and surfing etiquette. Your coaches have an amazing success record and are all trained in first aid.In addition to surfing, you might also want to explore more of the Tweed Coast and its hidden gems. A lighthouse tour is included as part of your package, and you might be lucky enough to catch the annual whale migration. Optional extra activities can be arranged at an additional cost including a tour to Nimbin, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). Your 2-day tour ends with return to Brisbane, Byron Bay, or Gold Coast.

$197.60 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Gold Coast and Mt Warning Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight

Arrive at the aviation base at Gold Coast Airport where you'll meet your pilot. Receive a safety briefing and orientation, with time to snap photos in front of your 3-passenger aircraft before boarding. After getting comfortable in your seat and putting on the provided headset, listen to your pilot’s commentary as your plane lifts up into the sky. Your scenic flight covers Australia’s Green Cauldron National Landscape in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, an area of lush World Heritage rainforests, dramatic mountain ranges, unspoiled beaches, and phenomenal surf breaks. Fly up the Tweed Valley inside the remnant of an ancient shield volcano toward Mt. Warning, which stands at an impressive height of 3,795 feet (1,157 meters) above sea level. Also called by its Aboriginal name Wollumbin, translated as Cloud Catcher, it stands majestically in the heart of a caldera and is the first point in Australia to see the sunrise each day. The vast caldera stretches from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and west toward the Great Dividing Range, and is the largest shield volcano in the southern hemisphere. Following the crater rim, your pilot continues past Sphinx Rock, over Nightcap National Park and the town of Nimbin. Turning toward the coast you'll fly over Rocky Creek Dam where the rugged landscape transforms to the cultivated hills of the Byron Bay Hinterland with the popular resort town of Byron Bay on the horizon. Look out for the Cape Byron Lighthouse located on the easternmost point of mainland Australia, before heading north along the undeveloped Tweed Coast via Hastings Point and the seaside town of Kingscliff as you make your way back to the Gold Coast.Your expert pilot provides a safe flight and fascinating information to give you a greater understanding of this beautiful Australian coastal region. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of flying in a modern fixed-wing plane and seeing your home town or tourist destination from a totally new perspective.

$1433.80 Classes & Workshops

14-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Melbourne Including Noosa, Byron Bay and Sydney

Day 1: Brisbane, NoosaAfter meeting your guide, travel to Noosa in time for an Aussie BBQ paired with drinks and gamesOvernight: Noosaville Backpackers Day 2: NoosaEnjoy your first surf lesson on Noosa Beach. Drive to a secluded beach mid-afternoon for your second surf of the day. Tonight, choose to relax in your beach camp or enjoy a drink in NoosaOvernight: Noosaville Backpackers Day 3: Gold CoastTravel to the Gold Coast for your third surf of the trip. Take a tour of the Gold Coast including Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Snapper Rocks.Overnight: Coolangatta Sands BackpackersDay 4: Gold CoastSpend the day at Wet'n'Wild (entry fee payable direct at a discounted rate)Overnight: Coolangatta Sands BackpackersDay 5: Byron BayTravel to Byron Bay for your fourth surf of the trip. Take a tour of Byron Bay before heading out into the surfOvernight: Byron Bay YHA BackpackersDay 6: Byron BayWake for your fifth surf of the trip. Discover Byron Bay checking out the unique Nimbin and the Byron Bay HinterlandOvernight: Byron Bay YHA BackpackersDay 7: Seal RocksTravel to Seal Rocks for your sixth surf of the trip. Explore the dunes, surf and meet the native wildlife in the surrounding national parkOvernight: Treachery Surf CampDay 8: Bondi, SydneySurf this morning before departing for SydneyOvernight: Bondi BackpackersDay 9: Bondi, SydneyExplore Sydney seeing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach with free time in the afternoon do as you pleaseOvernight: Bondi BackpackersDay 10: Driving Day (Sydney to Melbourne)Travel from Sydney to MelbourneOvernight: MelbourneDay 11: MelbourneTake a Melbourne city tour then travel to Torquay arriving in time for your ninth surf. Check out the surf industry capital of the Southern Hemisphere at Bells Beach.Overnight: TorquayDay 12: Great Ocean RoadEnjoy ocean kayaking before exploring the natural water slides and waterfalls of the Great Ocean Road.Overnight: Cumberland RiverDay 13: Great Ocean RoadSurf this morning before traveling to the 12 Apostles. Marvel at the views before enjoying your eleventh surf. Relax with a drink on the beach and reminisce on your trip over the last 13 days.Overnight: Cumberland RiverDay 14: MelbourneWake this morning for your last surf of the trip before you are driven back to Melbourne CBD or airport.

$714.32 Classes & Workshops

7-Day Surf Adventure from Brisbane to Sydney Including Bondi Beach, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast

Day 1: Brisbane, Gold CoastMeet your local guide at Roma Street Station, Brisbane CBD for a 10am pick up (airport pick-ups available on request) and travel to the Gold Coast. Enjoy the afternoon getting to know your fellow tour companions and the end the day with an Aussie BBQ dinner, drinks and games.Overnight: Coolangatta Sands BackpackersDay 2: Gold CoastUpon wake up, enjoy your first surf for the trip. Once the afternoon rolls around, you will be given a tour of the Gold Coast including the well-known Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Snapper Rocks. Spend the night enjoying a relaxing night of your choice. Overnight: Coolangatta Sands BackpackersDay 3: Byron BayRise and shine this morning as you make your way to your second surf destination, Byron Bay. Upon arrival you will take a tour of the area with your local guide and enjoy your second surf of the trip. Overnight: Byron Bay YHA Backpackers. Day 4: Byron BayWake this morning for your third surf of the trip in the stunning waters of Byron Bay. Once the afternoon rolls around, you'll have spare time to explore the unique Nimbin and the Byron Bay Hinterland. Overnight - Byron Bay YHA BackpackersDay 5: Seal RocksRise and shine this morning and travel to Seal Rocks for your fourth surf of the trip. You'll have time to explore the dunes, surf and meet the native wildlife in the surrounding national park. Enjoy a drink on the beach mid-afternoon before settling in for the night. Overnight: Treachery Surf CampDay 6: Seal Rocks, SydneyEnjoy surfing this morning before departing mid-afternoon for Sydney. Spend the night reminiscing and bonding over the last weeks activities enjoying a drink with your travel companions.Overnight: Bondi BackpackersDay 7: Sydney/BondiToday is your last day on tour. Spend the morning exploring Sydney as you see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach. Your guide will drop you off within Sydney CBD or Sydney airport mid-afternoon.

$714.32 Classes & Workshops

7-Day Surf Adventure from Sydney to Brisbane Including Bondi Beach, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast

Day 1: Sydney/Bondi You will be picked up at 10am from Central Railway Station, Sydney CBD. Airport pick-ups available on request. Spend the afternoon exploring Sydney as you see the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Bondi Beach. Tonight, get to know fellow tour mates with a rooftop party overlooking Bondi beach as you enjoy drinks and games. Overnight: Bondi Backpackers. Day 2: Seal RocksRise and shine this morning and travel to Seal Rocks for your first surf of the trip. You'll have time to explore the dunes, surf and meet the native wildlife in the surrounding national park. Enjoy a drink on the beach mid-afternoon before settling in for an Aussie BBQ dinner with games. Overnight: Treachery Surf Camp Day 3: Byron BayThis morning you will have your second surf lesson before taking off towards your next destination, Byron Bay. Upon arrival, you will be given a tour of Byron Bay followed by free time to explore Byron and it's lively nightlife. Overnight: Byron Bay YHA Backpackers Day 4: Byron BayWake this morning for your third surf of the trip in the stunning waters of Byron Bay. Once the afternoon rolls around, you'll have spare time to explore the unique Nimbin and the Byron Bay Hinterland. Overnight - Byron Bay YHA Backpackers. Day 5: Gold CoastUpon wake up, travel to the Gold Coast, your next surf stop. Upon arrival you will be given a tour of the Gold Coast including the well-known Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Snapper Rocks. This afternoon you will enjoy your fourth surf of the trip followed by a relaxing night of your choice. Overnight: Coolangatta Sands Backpackers. Day 6: Gold CoastWake this morning for your fifth surf of the trip. Spend the afternoon exploring the Gold Coast and the surrounding National Park in your own free time. As the night rolls around, enjoy an end of trip drink with your fellow travel companions. Overnight: Coolangatta Sands Backpackers. Day 7: BrisbaneOn your last day, wake up for your sixth surf session before packing up and making your way to Brisbane for your drop-off at Roma Street Station (airport drop-off available on request).