Things to do in Bellingen


Enjoy the atmosphere, read a book or socialise on the beautiful sun deck. Explore the town, enjoy a coffee at any one of the many excellent cafes, browse the unique shops and galleries or wander down to the clear Bellinger river.

Live Music

If there is one thing Bellingen has in abundance it’s music venues that play an eclectic range of music, local and international. No5 Church St, The Federal Hotel, The Bellingen Brewery, The Purple Carrot,  Diggers Tavern, The Little Red Kitchen, The Memorial Hall and lets not forget the buskers, markets and festivals that frequent Bellingen. Every 3rd Saturday of the Month there is live music at the Bellingen Markets, well worth a visit not only to listen to the music but also the fun of exploring over 300 unique market stalls! For something a little more laid back there is the growers market (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month) at the show ground in North Bellingen, well worth a visit.

Swimming and Walking

Bellingen and the surrounding area is beautiful. The Girl in BlueTake a trip to the Never Never river in the Promise land and enjoy one of the many swimming holes, it’s magic. Drive around the Glennifer loop road and enjoy the scenery.A day trip to the Dorrigo plateau and the Dorrigo National Park, a world heritage area is a must! Walk out on the Sky Walk, walk beneith some of the largest trees in Australia and walk behind a picturesque waterfall. Of spend the day takeing a trip down the Bellinger river with Bellingen Canoe Adventures. or take a sunset canoe tour!

Cafes and dining out

Besides having top of the line award wining restaurants there are budget conscious places to eat out. Backpackers specials at the pizza restaurant, Monday and Tuesday night specials at the Federal Pub or Thursday nights at diggers.

The Coast

Tucker-Rocks-1The coast is less than 20 minutes drive from Bellingen. Take a swim in the clean waters of the pacific, do some body surfing, a walk along the beach. The Urunga Boardwalk is well worth walk to the mouth of the Bellinger River.

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