A short drive north from Byron Bay is the scenic town of Mullumbimby, known as ‘the biggest little town in Australia’. The most striking feature is Mount Chincogan, towering 260m above the town. Fall in love with the colourful community spirit and spiritual culture of this unique town. Meditation is popular, particularly alongside the Brunswick River, and the beautiful Shambhala Gardens at Crystal Castle offer guided meditative tours amongst giant crystals.
Many visitors come to Mullumbimby for health retreats, with several options available for cleansing spa-like accommodation, and a general ambience of peace and tranquillity. Wander through the stunning sub-tropical scenery on a bushwalk, and make use of this ideal base to explore the stunning surrounding hinterland.
The Brunswick Valley Heritage Park is a gorgeous place to visit whilst you’re in the area. Enjoy the pleasant walking track through a reserve which is home to over 200 rainforest plants. The Mullumbimby Museum located in Summers Park offers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history of the Brunswick Valley and view an interesting array of artefacts and images collected over the years.
Save time to check out the quirky range of shops and pick up some one-of-a-kind pieces. The weekly farmers market also offers an excellent opportunity for shopping, and a chance to see Mullumbimby at its most vibrant. Visit during the month of November to experience the eclectic Mullum Music Festival, celebrating the lively community spirit with local and international live music acts and a street parade.