You’re never short of things to do in the Bellingen Shire no matter what the Bellingen weather. From walks, hikes, kayaks and swims to eating at delicious, quality restaurants, cafes & pubs, roaming through local markets, and getting into the festival spirit – many of which return as annual events – you are spoilt for choice. As the Bellingen Shire is such a picturesque valley, it also attracts professional and amateur photographers, so don’t forget your camera and remember to book your accommodation early!
Bellingen Canoe Adventures
4 Tyson St Fernmount
Canoe trips for all ages, beginners to experienced! 7 days including public holidays, what a great way to observe the rich ecosystems and life on the Bellinger River. Flat bottomed – you won’t fall out!
Ph: 02 6655 9955
Queen St, Raleigh
This award winning Raleigh Winery & House is a must visit Coffs Coast destination. Enjoy wine tasting & some of the best seasonal & local produce. Stay amongst the vines at Raleigh House.
First Avenue, Sawtell (near Coffs Harbour)
The charming, art deco Majestic Cinemas in nearby Sawtell screen the latest movies, as well as themed events. Don’t miss the French Film Festival, or other cultural events on the annual program. Save and become a member of the Majestic Movie Club.
Tree-O Furniture Gallery
Tree-O Gallery has a trio of locally based furniture designer / makers in a workshop that also houses an elegant gallery space for the public to view their works & that of other local artisans in a variety of mediums. Open 7 days.
Bellingen Nature Tours
Please join me for a deeply immersive experience across a range of private conservation playgrounds from the steamy lowland subtropical rainforests on the floor of the Bellinger Valley to the cool (and occasionally snowy) highest peaks atop the Great Escarpment at the edge of the Dorrigo Plateau.
Dorrigo National Park & Rainforest Centre
Lyrebird Link, Dorrigo Mountain
Book a guided tour, take the Skywalk to cast your eye across the valley out to the coast and Coffs Harbour, relax with a coffee or meal in Canopy Cafe.
Ph: 02 6657 2309
Bello Winter Music Festival
An exciting and eclectic mix of new and emerging artists in existing venues. Located in Bellingen, a picturesque historical small town, includes workshops & seminars, free entertainment in the streets & parks & great music website
Yaraandoo Eco Lodge Ebor
Yaraandoo Eco Lodge is a place where people and nature become one. Nestled amidst the World Heritage listed New England National Park and Cathedral Rocks National Park, it offers state-of-the art accommodation and conference facilities in a peaceful bush setting.
Bellingen Fine Music Festival
This festival can rightly claim its place as one of regional Australia’s foremost fine music events. With growing audiences and an expanding program of ticketed concerts, workshops and other events around town, the Festival offers great musical experiences at prices city people can only dream of. website
Club Urunga Lawn & Barefoot Bowls
Recently renovated and refurbished our facilities, Club Urunga is about much more than bowls. Our East Garden Restaurant serves a delicious mix of Australian and Chinese cuisine to visitors and members. With two bars, a children’s playground, BBQ facilities, and plenty of entertainment options, there is something going on almost every day. website
Bellingen Kombi Tours
Bellingen Kombi tours offering express, half day and full day tours to Dorrigo, Urunga, Sawtell or anywhere else you desire. Need wedding transport, formal cars, dinner dates, winery tours we can do it all! Check out our website for more details
Alchemy in Bellingen
5 Hyde St Bellingen. Alchemy is the mid-north Coasts most comprehensive wellness centre located in the main street of Bellingen. Its natural therapies clinic is dedicated to healing you – your body, mind and soul. Our caring, qualified therapists are modern day healers utilising ancient techniques coupled with modern expertise and science. website
Peter Mortimore Gallery
59 Hickory St Dorrigo
Peter is an Australian artist with Equine Art, Landscape and “The Bush”. His work can be found in private and public collections internationally and in Dorrigo.
Suggested 2 & 5 Day Itineraries
Whether you’re staying a day or a week there are plenty of ways you can while away your time here in the Bellingen Shire. Here are 2 different itineraries compiled by locals.
Coffs Trails – Do you want to go for a coastal or hinterland walk, bushwalk, or a hike with your dog? 65 different trails exploring from Coffs Harbour to Bellingen, Nambucca and the hinterland toward Dorrigo and beyond.
Mountain Top Road
Beautiful views south over Bellinger Valley & New England Nat Park ranges.
Mylestom and North Beach
Small hamlet between the Bellinger River and the coast (North Beach) between Bellingen & Coffs Harbour.
Patrolled surf beach, river pool, cafe, walks, kayaking, fishing, picnic spots.
Quaint rural township, gateway to world-heritage Dorrigo National Park & Gondwana Rainforest. Waterfall walks & stunning scenic drives.