Mullumbimby, just 15min drive from Byron Bay is in the middle of the Rainbow Region, surrounded by rolling hills, volcanic cliffs and breathtaking valleys. This is the region where the first wave of surfers and hippies chose to settle after the Aquarius Festival in the early 70s. In years they have been joined by urban professionals and many of them emerged as civic leaders, doctors, lawyers, teachers, editors, writers, poets, photographers and technology wizzes. They share a love of music and dance and cherish their environment. The Brunswick River winds through the town on its way to the sea. Palms and trees line its wide, welcoming streets. Cafes that are never crowded and a laid back buzz give the town a rare sense of rural ease and cosmopolitan abandon.
The smaller and quieter cousin of Byron Bay, and just 8 km from Mullumbimby to the east is Brunswick Heads. There is an ambience of peacefulness and an easy sense of holiday making which pervades this quiet town. Prior to European settlement the area around Brunswick Heads was inhabited by the Bundjalung Aborigines. In 1828 Captain Rous discovered the Brunswick River which he named after Queen Caroline of Brunswick who was the wife of King George IV. Cedar cutters moved into the area in the 1840s and by the 1850s the area was being settled and timber was being shipped out through the Brunswick River.
The Mullumbimby Community Garden is an interactive facility
for the people of Byron Shire, a place where whole families and
individuals of all ages and abilities can share friendships,
ideas and knowledge.
3rd Saturday of the month, Stuart St, Mullumbimby Museum
Phone: 02 6684 3370
Mullumbimby’s Craft Market attracts craftspeople, woodworkers,
potters, horticulturists, pizza makers, buskers, clowns & palm readers
from around the district.
The market is held on Friday mornings and is a traditional local
Farmers Market. It includes opportunities for local farmers,
food and plant producers, artisans and for small businesses
producing value added local foods and native plants.
There is also
a section where locals can buy hens, ducks, beehives
A monthly recycling component selling recycled
and recycled gardening tools will be established later.
provides a more diverse and vibrant market for the
Anyone interested in either becoming a stallholder or a
to help organise this community market can phone
04 1361 0222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org