North Coast of NSW - The Northern Rivers
Located in the north-eastern corner of NSW, The Northern Rivers is named for the three great rivers
that flow through it. While being one of the top ten fastest growing regions in Australia, the region
has an unusual settlement pattern - over 60% of the population resides in about 300 villages scattered
throughout the region. There is no other equally populous rural region in Australia that could be described
in this manner, as a "Region of Villages".
Boasting four World Heritage Listed National Parks, fabulous beaches and renowned lifestyle centres
such as Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Bangalow, Brunswick Heads and Nimbin, the Northern Rivers area has become
a magnet for city people wanting a sea change.
'The Rainbow Region'
Nestled in the caldera of the Mt. Warning shield volcano, and surrounded by spectacular mountains and
rainforests, the Nimbin Valley is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Australia.
Since 1973, when the Aquarius Festival gave birth to a cultural phenomenon, Nimbin has evolved into
a diverse and vibrant community. 'The Rainbow Region', as the Nimbin-Mullum-Byron triangle has become
known, is a creative centre which attracts artists, musicians, writers, designers and multi-media practitioners,
all drawn to the area's physical beauty and its post-Aquarian lifestyle.
Rivendell is located a convenient 8 minutes walk from the village of Nimbin, 30 minutes drive from the
regional centre of Lismore, and only 60 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay.
And just two and a half hours from Brisbane's CBD.