Want something a little different to do while cruising the East Coast of Australia? Then take a few days to stop and enjoy Byron Bay and join in the Nimbin MardiGrass 2012.
On the 5th and 6th of May 2012 we have Nimbin MardiGrass – “The 20th Annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally” which will take place in Nimbin, only a 1h 15mins drive inland from Byron Bay just past Lismore.
Why not make a holiday of it and book your stay at The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge before, after, or during the “rally”. There are regular buses running from the hostel to Nimbin every day, which can be booked through our awesome team here at the MAD Travel desk.
It is a weekend full of cannabis law reform activities, including live music including local favourites Fyah Walk, 4.20 Mass enlightenment, float parades, ganja faeries, and much much more. You definately have to be there to believe it. Why not go along and join in the Hemp Olympics, who doesn’t want to be the champion of a joint rolling competition?
Categories include, artistic rolling, speed rolling, rolling in the dark etc. If rolling is not your thing don’t worry you can always join in the tug of war (2 teams and a hemp rope, trying to drag the other team over the line). Bong throw and yell (throwing a bong full of stinking bong water whilst yelling free the weed), and guessing the Correct weight (without scales figuring out how much the weight is). Entry is $2 per event.
Of course it’s not only games there is so much more to do. If you have a Kombi van you can join in with the Kombi konvoy. The vans will gather in Byron Bay and drive to Nimbin at 11.30am on Saturday 5th May, which will be an awesome spectacle.
You can buy a $50 Weekend MardiGrass Golden Bud Pass which gives you entry to all events Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $100 includes camping. Alternatively you can buy a One day MardiGrass bush pass for $25 for Saturday or Sunday events.
Check it out guys, but be warned a few days stay has been known to turn into a few months or even a year with us here at The Arts Factory we are a haven for hippies and all things arty !
Come and stay with us at The Arts Factory backpackers Lodge!