Set in a lush, sub-tropical landscape in the hinterland behind Brunswick Heads on the NSW north coast, Mullumbimby is a hive of artistic, cottage and permaculture industry - a creative community spin-off from the hippie invasion of this northern rivers corner that is reflected in the local art gallery, antique and craft outlets.
One gallery is based in restored Cedar House, which has been listed by the National Trust, while Brunswick Valley Historical Museum’s collection is kept in the original post office which was built in 1907.
Flanking the Brunswick River, the town's Brunswick Valley Heritage Park gives the visitor a glimpse of the magnificent rainforest which once draped the countryside. The park displays more than 200 rainforest plants including red cedar, black apple, coolamon, grevillea, giant water gum, hoop pine, rosewood and swamp mahogany.
The town lies between the Nightcap National Park and Turntable Falls and Wanganui Gorge 20km to the west protects superb rainforest walking trails. If you are into quartz, you will be captivated by the large range on display at Crystal Castle 7km out of town.