Bellingen

Situated along the beautiful Waterfall Way driving route, Bellingen is a picturesque town with guesthouses lining the banks of the tranquil Bellinger River. Dairy and other farms thrive in the rich soil surrounding the town, with the Bellingen Growers Market selling some of the bounty on Saturdays twice a month.

Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and 30 minutes' drive from Coffs Harbour, Bellingen is perfect for a relaxing getaway and an excellent base for exploring natural attractions, such as the river and the nearby World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park.

Bellingen - Coffs Harbour Area - North Coast

You can discover the native wildlife of Bellinger River with Bellingen Canoe Adventures, which also offers whitewater experiences. Rainforest and waterfall walking tours with Million Star Hotel Outdoor Arts and Adventures depart from Bellingen, in the verdant Bellinger Valley.

Accommodation options suit various budgets, from secluded retreats and elegant guesthouses to a youth hostel and riverside camping. Farmstays are available too on organic farms. You can savour locally grown seasonal produce at quality restaurants and cafes and at the growers market.

With a vibrant community of artisans and artists, Bellingen celebrates its creativity with the monthly Bellingen Community Markets and several festivals such as Bellingen Music Festival, a classical music event. Bello Winter Music Festival and Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival are popular, too.

Coffs Harbour Airport

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are four operators servicing the region - QantasLinkTigerairVirgin Australia and Fly Corporate

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Bellinger River Agricultural Show

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Bellingen

    The Bellinger River Agricultural Show is a traditional, rural agricultural show. It is a sustainable, inclusive, community event which reflects the past, celebrates the present and looks to the future. The Bellinger River Agricultural Show …

    05 May - 06 May
  2. Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: June 2018 , Bellingen

    The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is unique among Australian writers’ festivals in being situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellinger River and Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest. The program focuses exclusively on…

    09 Jun
  3. Bello Winter Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Bellingen

    Image Credit: Kurt Peterson Photography Bello Winter Music is the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend and shake off the winter blues. As well as the music, Bello Winter Music comes alive with street theatre, workshops, free events …

    06 Jul - 09 Jul