Mullumbimby charms with its hinterland location in the shadow of Mount Chincogan. This town boasts diverse botanical gardens, lively local markets and health-inspired spa retreats.
Things to do in Mullumbimby
Nature abounds within the township and during leisurely walks along the Brunswick River. You’ll find a myriad of rainforest species inside Brunswick Valley Heritage Park, an arboretum featuring eight kilometres of recreation parkland with rainforest walks, a children’s playground, a boat ramp and bird-watching areas.
Visit Crystal Castle and its Shambhala Gardens to find a labyrinth of magical trails, enormous crystals and the Blessing Buddha. You can explore the Enchanted Cave, filled with sparkling amethysts, and discover The Crystal Guardians, considered some of the largest geodes in the world.
Summers Park is home to Mullumbimby Museum, where you’ll find historical artefacts, such as horse-drawn farm implements, a slab cottage re-creation and memorabilia from local railways and hydropower facilities. There are also fascinating displays from local trades, including printing, banana farming and timber cutting.
Restaurants pride themselves on using local produce from the Byron Bay region, including Mediterranean fare at La Table. For casual family dining, head over to Station Street for wood-fired pizza at Milk and Honey. Yearning for rejuvenation? Book a session at White Lotus Cleansing Retreats or Mullum Sari, a health retreat and medi-spa.
Getting around Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby lies about 40 kilometres from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, where you can pick up a rental car or catch a shuttle bus. Both public and private bus services provide transportation around Mullumbimby and to nearby coastal areas. Taxis and bicycles hires are also available.