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Find holiday rentals in Mullumbimby, New South Wales

Tune in and drop out on a visit to Mullumbimby, the undisputed hippy capital of Australia. Situated on the Brunswick River in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, the town became the centre of the alternative lifestyle movement in the 1970s.

Today visitors are drawn here by the beautiful scenery, wildlife parks, interesting markets and annual fiesta.

Mullumbimby’s close proximity to the coast and to bustling Byron Bar makes it a great alternative for visitors keen for a genuine Australian experience and there’s a good variety of holiday rentals to suit all budgets.

On the town

Fondly known as “the biggest little town in Australia” and referred to by locals as “Mullum”, Mullumbimby takes its name from the Aboriginal word “muli”, meaning small round hill, and it has been home to the Bundjalung people for thousands of years. Mullumbimby was first settled by the Europeans in the 1850s when the British established a camp at the pint where three arms of the Brunswick River met.

With its economy dependent on farming, the town was struggling to survive until the hippy movement alighted on the area in the 1970s, buying up cheap land and housing, and immersing themselves in the community.

Today both mainstream and alternative happily co-exist – both depending heavily on the tourist trade to survive. To that end, there is a good supply of holiday accommodation available all year round and the town’s shopping area features some offbeat and interesting outlets focusing on arts, crafts and antiques. The town has many traditional pubs and funky cafes, art galleries and organic food stores.

For a glimpse into Mullumbimby’s past, head for the Brunswick Valley Historical Museum, which is housed in the timber building that was once home to the town’s post office. Here you’ll find about the ancient and modern history of the area, with the story told of its importance as a cedar centre, dairy farming and agriculture.

The town was built in the shadow of Mount Chincogan, a forest-covered cone that dominates the surrounding landscape and each September the Mullumbimby Chincogan Fiesta involves a foot race to the summit and back. The fiesta is the annual highlight for the town with a carnival atmosphere, parades and stalls.

Walk on the wild side

Walking trails abound throughout Mullumbimby, the longest of which leads to the Pioneer Lookout from where you’ll enjoy some amazing views of the surrounding countryside. As the town is relatively flat, it’s also cycle friendly and you can arrange cycle hire from your holiday rentals.

Stroll along the walking track in the Brunswick Valley Heritage Park, a nature reserved packed with more than 200 rainforest plants. Look for red cedars, flood gum and swamp mahogany among others.

Take a drive to Whian Whian State Forest to see the Minyon Falls where the water cascades almost 100m down sheer cliffs to the gorge below.

And if you’ve had your fill of nature, head for nearby Byron Bay, just 20 minutes drive away. The acclaimed capital of Australian counter culture and alternative lifestyles, Byron Bay has something to offer everyone, from spas to healers, bars to surfing. Don’t miss out on a walk out to the Byron Bay lighthouse, standing on the tip of Cape Byron – Australia’s most easterly point.

For a typical Australian day at the beach, take your pick from any number of excellent resorts along the coast, including Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach. And if you want to experience the ultimate Aussie surf experience, head for Surfers Paradise, a drive of just over an hour north, and the undisputed home of world surf.

A weather eye

Mullumbimby enjoys the sub-tropical climate typical of the Northern Rivers region and is one of Australia’s wettest and most humid towns. Expect high rainfall and high humidity during the summer months from December to February with temperatures averaging around 26?C. Do make sure you pack a light rain jacket before leaving your holiday accommodation as you can expect to get caught in a shower at any time. Winter can be cool and windy with daytime temperatures around 18?C. Again ensure you have a warm jacket or fleece if visiting at this time.

Getting here

The Byron Bay area in which Mullumbimby is situated is actually closer to Brisbane in Queensland, than it is to Sydney. However, UK travellers arriving in Sydney can get a connecting flight either to Ballina or to Gold Coast International Airport from where local transport is available to Byron Bay and then on to your holiday accommodation in Mullumbimby. There are also connecting flights to both airports from Brisbane and those flying from the UK may choose a direct flight to Brisbane.

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