Bellingen - Gethin Coles

Bellingen is nestled in the Bellinger valley on the banks of the Bellingen River.  Visitors are captivated by Bellingen’s natural beauty, the green rolling pastures and pockets of rainforest framed by the tree-clad Dorrigo escarpment.  But it’s the wonderful combination of Bellingen’s turn-of-the-century main street village atmosphere, rich architectural heritage, rural charm, bohemian atmosphere and thriving cosmopolitan culture and cafe society that truly captures people’s hearts.

The 3500-plus richly diverse locals come from all walks of life.  The healthy ‘alternate’ dedication to family, community and work-life balance is the strong denominator which unifies the town.  One of the most creative communities on the mid north coast, Bellingen is home to some of the most colourful events in NSW.  Bellingen is also a shopper’s Mecca, from designer labels through to locally made and organic, there is something for everyone.


Bellingen Canoe Adventures



Arts Trail in Urunga, Bellingen & Dorrigo

Birds in Bellingen, Dorrigo & Surrounds


Walking in Bellingen

Bellingen Heritage Walk

Bellingen Markets

Bellopy Organic Farmers Market

Bellingen Growers Market

The Yellow Shed

Old Butter Factory

Valery Trails & Horse Riding Centre

Bellingen Museum



Bellingen Music Festival

Bello Winter Music Festival

Bellingen Turtlefest

Camp Creative

Spring and Autumn Plant Fair

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

Bellinger River Agricultural Show


Real Estate Agents

Cardow & Partners Property


Suzanne Atkinson

LJ Hooker



5 Church Street Bellingen

Cedar Bar & Kitchen

The Federal Hotel 

Little Red Kitchen

Tuckshop Restaurant & Catering



Aniseed Luxury Villas

Belfry Guest House

CasaBelle Country Guest House


Bellingen Riverside Cottages 

Lilypad Luxury Cabins




(Beautiful image courtesy of Gethin Coles)