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.
Raleigh International Raceway
Valery Rd, Raleigh
Set in a beautiful natural amphitheatre surrounded by natural forest with various uphill and downhill sections, flowing bends and straights requiring an aggressive driving style to go fast.
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
Various locations in Bellingen
11th – 14th July 2019
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
Morgo St, Urunga
The Urunga Boardwalk has to be one of the best boardwalks on the east coast, with spectacular views from the entire length of the boardwalk. Starting from the charming town of Urunga, the boardwalk passes along the banks of the Kalang River, to the junction with the Bellinger River and out to the ocean.
Bellingen Fine Music Festival
27th – 29th September 2019
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.
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.
The Bellingen Shire has some of the worlds most inspiring cycling experiences. It is unique in that it caters for all types of riders. If you are a recreational, sightseeing bicycle rider, you can explore curated, family-friendly rides.
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.