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1. Posted by ianoli (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

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Hi all who read this

I have been told in passing of an event in Australia called mardi grass wich takes place in march. As i am off to OZ for the 1st time in march 06 i thought it might be a laugh to give mardi grass a bash (for research purposes only of course).

Is there anyone who could shed some light on this event for me and maybe give me some advise/locations etc.

Cheers all, happy new year.

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 11y

The Mardi Gras is of course the Gay and Lesbian festival - just so you know! Should be quite a spectacle though. Accommodation will be very hard to come by.

3. Posted by ianoli (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Cheers for the reply steveie, the event i am refering to isnt the mardi gras you mentioned. It is a celebration of all things errrm 'green' if you catch my smokey drift...

Cheers all the same.

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I think you are referring to the Mardi Grass in Nimbin.

Nimbin is a small town in northern New South Wales quite close to Byron Bay.

Have a look at

5. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Bring on the 'Mullimbimbi Madness'

6. Posted by ianoli (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

James thanks my mate that was just what i needed, thanks a million.

Fiona i agree with ya...B R I N G...I T...O N!!!!!! LOL

Thanks again long and prosper

7. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 11y

Autumn is a great time to visit Australia, but if you plan on seeing what we have to offer other than through a haze , try another post and ask the questions. You will find out how to get your highs simply & naturally just by experiencing the awesome attractions of OZ.

8. Posted by jessianne (Full Member 54 posts) 11y

I was in Nimbim last year. Don't really remember much about it. IT's a very strange place. I thought it was going to be like Amsterdam, how wrong was I!

It is more like Hobbiton after a three decade party. It is very chilled. Seriously though, if you buy cookies, take the locals advise on how to consume them, (ie. definitely not all in one go)

Oh and please visit the sustainable permaculture farm. It is really really cool, they also have a solar power station there, which you don't come accross very often in my home country, Ireland, so I thought that was really cool too.

Good luck!

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Nimbin is sooo touristy it's really not funny... I heard the 'locals' are actually moving out now. In the last few years it's taken off as a tourist destination with tons of day trips from Byron Bay. I don't really get it, but that might be because I am Dutch. Plus, seeing kids selling drugs on the street is just not my kind of thing.... for me it kind of serves as a reminder that the Dutch model actually works pretty well as it doesn't make smoking some leaves a 'cool' thing.

To each his/her own though.....

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I've actually never been to Nimbin, but I hear it's pretty freaky.

Dunno if it's my cup of tea and cookies