Getting around the Bellingen Shire
If you’re thinking of travelling between the seaside towns of Urunga and Mylestom on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and across to the inland mountaintop rural township of Dorrigo, you will find the visual splendour of the Bellingen Shire simply breathtaking – and much of it is accessible by wheelchair .
There are a range of accessibility-friendly tourist options in, around and nearby to the Bellingen Shire, including scenic lookouts, rainforest & wetlands experiences, waterfall views and more.
The Visitor Centres in Urunga, Bellingen and Dorrigo are all wheelchair friendly with accessibility bathrooms, and great places to stop by for your face-to-face information gathering.
Places of interest:
The Urunga Boardwalk is a 1km wheelchair-friendly boardwalk which runs alongside the Kalang River to the confluence of the Bellinger River, taking in the lagoon and ending where the twin river mouths meet the ocean.
The Wetlands Walk in Urunga is a stunning land reclamation project which has turned a contaminated site into an beautiful nature based experience. Now a wide, wheelchair-accessible 600m (approx) boardwalk loops through the clean green space.
In Dorrigo, the following lookouts and waterfalls will likely end up on your must-see list:
- Dorrigo Skywalk Lookout at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre & National Park – The Dorrigo Skywalk is accessed via a level, wheelchair friendly walk from the carpark, through the information centre to the skywalk to take in the majestic mountain-to-coast views of the Bellingen Shire.
- Dangar Falls in Dorrigo – the Dangar Falls lookout is accessed via a level path from the carpark
- Ebor Falls – accessible via a path a short distance from the carpark
- Point Lookout in New England National Park (pictured at the top of this page) is a 100m paved path from the carpark.
Majestic Cinema in Sawtell – around a 30 minute drive from Bellingen offers fully accessible wheelchair seating and all the latest movies.
For wheelchair-accessible accommodation, the Urunga Riverside Holiday Resort owners and staff are committed to providing suitable accessible and wheelchair accessible accommodation and facilities whatever your individual needs.
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