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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!

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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

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Raleigh Winery
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.

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Majestic Cinemas
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.

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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.

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Bellingen Golf Course
Social golf available everyday.
Competitions Saturday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Bistro Wednesday to Sunday lunch & dinner Thursday to Sunday.

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival
October, 2022
An acoustic weekend of concerts, workshops, jamming, dancing & more, to Old Time, Folk & Bluegrass traditions.

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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

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Bello Winter Music Festival
CANCELLED   July 2022
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

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival
10th – 12th June 2022
Ideas, stories, writing & conversations with contemporary local and national writers

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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.

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Bellingen Mus Festival
22nd – 25th September 2022
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

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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

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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

Urunga Wetlands
1 Hillside Drive, Urunga
This is a beautiful 450m scenic track around the park and wetlands, and includes a 150m boardwalk that stretches out over the wetland.
Fact Sheet

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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.
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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.

Griffiths Lookout
Mountain Top Road
Dorrigo Plateau
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.

Raleigh International Raceway
Go Cart Racing
Valery Road Raleigh   66554017

Valery Trails
Horse Riding
758 Valery Rd Valery    66534301

Bellingen Tennis Courts
Social & competition tennis
Church St Bellingen

Bellingen Golf Club
9 holes
1172 Waterfall Way   66551312

Dorrigo Golf Course
9 holes
Whiskey Creek Road 66572006

Urunga Golf Course
9 holes
2 Morgo Street   66556161