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. Bellingen Community Markets

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Saturday 20 December 2025 ,

    For over 35 years Bellingen Community Markets is abuzz every third Saturday of the month in the beautiful heritage tree lined Bellingen Park from 8am - 2.30pm. The event showcases more than 260 diverse and colourful stalls, from local art…

    21 Jul - 20 Dec
  2. Bellingen Spring Plant Fair

    Saturday 08 September 2018 , Bellingen

    Spring is the ideal time to make those planting additions to your garden, orchard or farm! The Bellingen Spring Plant Fair is on at the Bellingen Market Park. It features over 70 plant nursery stalls, with a huge variety of tropical and s…

    08 Sep
  3. Camp Creative Bellingen

    Monday 14 January 2019 to Friday 18 January 2019 ,

    A week long creative summer school for families and individuals. It's an immersive and super fun week of learning and experimenting. It's all about imagination, innovation and enjoyment! Creativity is for everyone. Find new creative expres…

    14 Jan - 18 Jan