Arts, culture, heritage and lifestyle in Bellingen
Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.
Bellingen, on the North Coast, is a country classic, with faded weatherboard facades peering out from the verandahs that line the main street. The town's new age tendency is obvious in the whimsical architecture and in the cafés and street advertising. Bellingen is also the centre of a lively community with a high percentage of performance artists, painters, sculptors and craftworkers. Bellingen is also a good base for exploring the towering rainforest of Dorrigo National Park. Nearby, Coffs Harbour is well worth a visit.