Our area is the traditional home of the Bundjalung people, with European settlers arriving in the late 1800s to harvest timber and establish dairy farms and banana plantations on the rich volcanic soil.
In 1973, a second wave of European settlers arrived in Nimbin during the 10 days of the famous Aquarius festival. This was an historical moment not only for Australian pop culture, but also the local region, as many people attending the festival decided to stay. This new wave of settlers sought an alternative lifestyle, guided by a philosophy of sustainability, community, resilience and simplicity.
This philosophy continues to drive a thriving local economy of small farm-based food producers, restaurants, cafes, cooperatives, road stalls and markets showcasing some of the highest quality, short supply chain, natural produce in the country.