Dorrigo | Bellingen | Urunga


Dorrigo | Bellingen | Urunga


Dorrigo | Bellingen | Urunga


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This week’s live gigs

Have you seen i♥belloshire’s Launch Video?

Check out our beautiful new video for a taste of why everyone loves our shire (and why it’s so hard to get your shopping done).

Created by the super talented Kell Stoner from Little Story Films.

Upcoming Festivals &  Special Events

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Our stories

Emporium Bellingen, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Ann Rosewood

Backchat with Emporium Bellingen’s Ann Rosewood

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The iconic Emporium Bellingen has been functioning in its current form, under the guiding hand of Ann Rosewood, for close to 30 years, within the equally iconic Hammond and Wheatley Building….

At the Movies, I Love Bello Shire, Screenwave, Bellingen

At The Movies with Willow Beynon-Coles

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At the Movies would like to present local young filmmaker Willow Beynon-Coles, who won the ‘Best Narrative’ award with his film ‘Blackberry and Apple Die’ at the recent [REC] Ya…

Bellingen Landcare, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen

Bellinger Landcare: Natasha English digs deep

| Humans of Bello Shire, Other News | One Comment

“Landcare actually started with community, landholders banding together to solve problems, which makes it quite unique.”  Natasha English is Project Manager at Bellinger Landcare and she wants the shire residents to…

Tanja Ackerman, I Love Bello Shire, Artist, Bellingen

Art Symphony by Tanja Ackerman

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“I see music. When I hear music, bird song etc, I literally see moving colours, patterns and textures in my visual field. I have been seeing sound for as long…

rachel Grisewood Vegetarian Lasagna Recipe,Lets Cook, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen

Let’s Cook with Rachel Grisewood

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Rachel shares her love of cooking and her vegetarian lasagna recipe. “I am reflecting on all the lovely food I have cooked over this festive season for family and friends….

Iris Curteis, I Love Bello Shire, Dorrigo Writers Group

Iris Curteis: The Power of Storytelling

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Iris Curteis is a local storyteller, who was initially inspired by her grandmother who, “spun story-threads, knitted their gossamer into jumpers and crocheted them into lace-shawls”. A member of the…

Jack Meagher, I Love Bello Shire, Native Bees, Bellingen

Backchat: Jack Meagher Has Hives

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Jack Meagher’s First Epistle to the Bellingonians. What brought you to our region? We came up to visit Ali Brown and Roger Bourke in mid-2008 and fell in love with…

Tim Aickin Photography, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen

Featured Photographer: Tim Aickin

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Our featured photographer for February gives us some insight into his world. What brought you to the Bellingen Shire? Friends, geographical location and nature. Where did you live and work…

Camp Creative, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen

Bim Morton’s Timber Sculptors- Camp Creative

| Humans of Bello Shire | One Comment

“If there’s one thing Bim Morton taught me at Camp Creative,  don’t approach sculpture with tunnel vision”. The work produced by Bim’s proteges was high class.  The value of the…

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Be captivated by this eclectic village and the natural beauty

Bellingen is nestled in the Bellinger valley on the banks of the river, with green rolling pastures and pockets of rainforest framed by the tree-clad Dorrigo escarpment.



On the edge of the Great Dividing Range

1000m above sea level, Dorrigo lays claim to the World Heritage listed Gondwana rainforests of Dorrigo National Park with stunning lookouts, scenic walking trails, waterfalls, birds and wildlife.



Urunga – where the rivers meet the sea.

A peaceful town on a picturesque coastal strip, Urunga is popular with boaters, picnickers, swimmers and anglers.  The village has a relaxed sea-side atmosphere.