The Golden Bud pass for $150 per person includes 3-nights camping – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights – at the Showgrounds plus entry to all MardiGrass events! You may also purchase camping sites & MardiGrass tickets on arrival.

Search for other camping sites near Nimbin, New South Wales


Croftons Retreat 360 Croftons Rd, Nimbin (02) 6689 0030

Grey Gum Lodge, 2 High St, Nimbin, (02) 6689 1713

Nimbin Rocks Retreat 1597 Nimbin Rd, Goolmangar (02) 6689 9350


Black Sheep Farm 449A Gungas Rd, Nimbin (02) 6689 1095

Calurla Chalets 300 Lillian Rock Rd, Nimbin (02) 6689 7297

Eternity Springs Art Farm 483 Tuntable Creek Road, The Channon (02) 6688 6385

Havan’s Ecotourist Retreat, Lawler Road, Terania Creek (02) 6688 6108

Terania Green 401 Terania Creek Road, Terania Creek 0488 337 615

Teretre Cabins 5 High St, Nimbin (02) 6689 1908

Caravan Park

Nimbin Caravan Park 29 Sibley St, Nimbin (02) 6689 1402

Wadeville Woolies, 163 Link Rd, Wadeville (02) 6689 7285


Nimbin Hotel 53 Cullen St, Nimbin (02) 6689 1246

Lismore Wilson Motel 119 Ballina Rd, Girards Hill Lismore (02) 6622 3383


Here’s a link to accommodation and other information for visiting dogs to Nimbin.

Due to the huge number of campers at the Showgrounds during the MardiGrass Weekend we recommend that you do NOT bring pets, however owners may do so at your own risk.


Tucked away in the hills west of Byron Bay, Nimbin was once a sleepy dairy farming village in a lush setting of farmland and forest. Today, Nimbin is known the world over as Australia’s most famous hippie destination and alternative lifestyle capital.

Nimbin shot to fame when it hosted the 1973 Aquarius Festival, attracting students, hippies and visionaries from all over Australia.  Once the bands left and the dust settled, a few intrepid souls stayed on to live the dreams and ideology of Aquarius and sow the seeds for today’s vibrant, sustainable community. 

Surrounded by three World Heritage Listed rainforests, including Protester Falls the site of Australia’s first successful anti-logging campaign. The 1979 campaign, known as the Terania Creek Battle, lasted  4 weeks and assured the survival of NSW’s rainforests today.