Accommodation in Bellingen Shire doesn’t take the form of high-rise apartments, franchised motels or resorts, so if you like something a little different, take a look at some of the many recommendations we’ve received on where to stay in Bellingen Shire. There’s something to suit all budgets and preferences. The list below shows a sneak peek of the rather extensive range available to you, and this can be found in the Accommodation Directory…
Hungry Head Cabins
Where the bush meets the beach is where you’ll find the wonderfully secluded North Coast Holiday Parks Hungry Head Cabins. This is not any ordinary bush as the cabins are located in rare littoral rainforest, home to an array of native fauna, from kangaroos and wallabies to kookaburras and currawongs. Only a couple of minutes’ walk and you’re on beautiful Hungry Head Beach, which is patrolled during school holidays. The ideal place to catch a wave or take in the magnificent panorama from the viewing platform. So if you want to wake to the sound of the kookaburra’s or share a picnic with a possum then 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour you’ll find North Coast Holiday Parks Hungry Head Cabins.
Welcome to The Belfry Guesthouse…located in the centre of Bellingen, in the heart of the Mid North Coast of NSW. The Belfry is a thoughtfully run guesthouse that combines authentic Bellingen hospitality with relaxed accommodation.
The freshly painted, extensive property retains its “Bello” charm, with quaint gardens, old-style furniture, wide verandahs and decks. The Belfry Guesthouse offers a wide range of accommodation options within its 10 rooms – including family rooms and doubles. We look forward to welcoming you and finding out what best suits your needs.
Bellingen River Tourist Park
Our park provides both powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites, with our waterfront sites accommodating all types of camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. Launch your own boat on site or tie your boat up along the riverbank and throw in a fishing line from your site. Fresh bait is also available at the park.
Our Park Cabin features a queen size bedroom for sleeping up to 2 people, a lounge area and shared facilities. For up to 6 guests seeking the ultimate in comfort, stay in one of our luxury waterfront Villas complete with fully equipped kitchen, private facilities and linen.
As a pet friendly park, feel free to bring your pets along on your holiday, subject to the normal conditions.
Casabelle Country Guesthouse
Charming, relaxing & utterly romantic Tuscan style B&B. Stunning views, spa baths, log fires, massages, a/c. Guest suits with garden patios. Free wifi in all rooms. Sumptuous gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea and cakes.
Stylish Camping Co
We offer ‘glamping style’ pop-up accommodation in fully-furnished luxury bell tents, pitched at the location of your choice across the Bellingen Shire.
The perfect solution for large events such as weddings, festivals, birthday celebrations, retreats, hens weekends, family reunions, and corporate groups, or simply to accommodate visiting friends or family in the backyard.
Our bell tents are available in three sizes, sleeping up to 6 guests, and include the following:
- Luxury air mattresses (queens and/or king singles)
- All bedding
- Blankets and cushions
- Bedside tables and lighting
- Internal and external rugs
- External bunting and fairy lights
- Outdoor table and chairs
- Security padlock (if required)
- Pitching and packdown
- Minimum two nights hire. Maximum 70 guests.
Completely hassle-free. Save on taxis, and no excuses for drinking and driving.
Our bell tents are also available to hire for other purposes, such as lounge spaces, retreat areas, meditation tents, dressing areas, picnics etc.
Promised Land Retreat
Simple elegant luxury amidst one of the most beautiful landscapes in Australia, Promised Land Retreat is the best luxury holiday accommodation in the Bellingen / Coffs Harbour area. Crafted out of timber, the modern chalets offer a stylish retreat with dramatic views of the Dorrigo escarpment. The 100 acre property is a sanctuary from the outside world, and is ideal for a romantic getaway or an active family holiday. Promised Land Retreat is a short walk from the crystal clear Never-Never River, 12 km from Bellingen with its art and craft shops, cafes and festivals and 40km from Coffs Harbour. We are right in the middle of the Coffs Coast Region – a great springboard to explore this diverse and beautiful part of the World.
The Dairy, Moo River Farm
The Dairy is your private, relaxing 1br holiday cabin set on 45 acres of partly cleared/forested lush land, bordered by the river and sub-tropical Dorrigo Heritage Park, just 15min from Bellingen & Dorrigo. Soak up nature’s beauty with views, sights and sounds of farm & bird life. Walk, swim in the river, kayak, relax. Bellingen has an eclectic mix of quality cafes & shops, restaurants, regular festivals & events, music, art & craft, markets, more. The Dairy Bales is a lovingly converted fully self-contained cabin with rustic appeal, 50m from the owners’ home and screened for privacy.
Ideally suits couples, or cosy family of up to 4.
Main bedroom has queen sized bed with quality linen and mozzie net canopy.
The ‘library’ sofa folds out to 2 single beds in the living area for children.
Dangar Falls Lodge
Overlooking the lush pastures of the Dorrigo Plateau, Dangar Falls Lodge is ideally situated next to the very scenic Dangar Falls, just 2km from Dorrigo town. The Lodge can accommodate up to 12 people.
Camping facilities are also available. Kitchen and bathroom are shared.
Phone 6657 2131
Bellingen Valley Lodge
Bellingen Shire is simply an amazing holiday destination. Where else can a day-trip include exploring mountain rainforest, lush valley creeks and relaxing on a pristine beach?
Set on seven hectares of landscaped gardens, the Bellingen Valley Lodge has magnificent views of the mountains and valley. Its tranquil setting is quiet and private, yet its still close to the centre of Bellingen.
Swim in the pool, make use of the outdoor BBQ. Enjoy a wonderful meal in The Terrace Restaurant on Thurs/Fri/Sat evenings and Sat/Sun for breakfast.
Ocean View Hotel Urunga
Just off the Pacific Highway 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, the historic heritage Ocean View Hotel lies in beautiful Urunga. Overlooking the Kallang & Bellinger rivers, the hotel offers guest accommodation, full bistro & dining restaurant, Pub Pizza, TAB, Sky, Austar & Keno. With a family friendly, relaxed atmosphere locals and visitors alike can meet for a cool ale and satisfying meal. Our staff are dedicated to making your visit with us a pleasurable one. Be entertained each week by live artists or just kick back & ‘love the pub’.
Kalang River Motel
Kalang River Motel in Urunga has a great atmosphere. With a heated magnesium pool, gardens with meeting areas for guests and a small cafe to take meals. We are a short 200m stroll to the river front as well as a walk to both Urunga and the beach via the boardwalk.
Our guests share a wide range of activities. They come to use Kalang River Motel as a base for their golfing, fishing, bush-walking, bird-watching, kayaking and cycling. Our guests have found many ways to enjoy the beautiful countryside which is just on our doorstep.
Our corporate guests find we make every effort to accommodate their needs for faxing, printing, photocopying and wi-fi internet access.
The best thing about our guests is that many of them return to enjoy our hospitality on a regular basis.
Aniseed Luxury Villas
If your looking for the perfect accommodation in Bellingen then Aniseed is luxury accommodation at its best.
Our luxury self contained villas are nestled in the Promised Land Valley just below the lush forested Dividing Range. Our secluded property is situated only minutes drive from the charming town of Bellingen, the centre for arts & culture for the mid north coast.
Not your average couples getaway, but two modern villas set against the backdrop of the stunning Dorrigo ranges. Striking contemporary Australian architecture containing the most luxurious of fittings. Whether you relax in the outdoor hot tub, indulge in the locally grown produce provided, sleep for hours in your huge bed or lie outside and watch the world go by…
Lookout Mountain Retreat
The Lookout Mountain Retreat comprising 26 beautifully appointed suites and family units complete with undercover walkways and onsite and conference facilities. The Lookout can easily cater for large groups, wedding receptions and corporate events. The stunning landscaped gardens complete the picture with expansive manicured lawns and a backdrop of beautiful ornamental trees ideal for large garden weddings and outdoor celebrations. The 80 seat dining room is an iconic landmark of the area with its unique architecturally designed interior spaces showcasing large roughly hewn timber posts and beams and huge double sided stone fireplaces, the perfect place to stay for that relaxing winter getaway or that special event.
Ridgetop Hideaway Dorrigo
Ridgetop Hideaway has an idyllic position high on one of Dorrigo’s rolling hills. We offer a choice of dorrigo accommodation as either a spectacular 3 bedroom house or a separate 1 bedroom self contained unit. All constructed of hand cut local stone and timber.
Just 5 km from Dorrigo on sealed road and 10 minutes from Dorrigo World Heritage National Park.
nestled in remnant rainforest gardens containing more than 160 different [named and labelled] tree species.
unlimited views and birdlife.
totally solar powered. (your stay is completely carbon neutral!)
a real country ambience often commented on.
perfect for a short stopover or an extended stay.
Ridgetop Hideaway offers Farmstay and Cottage accommodation rolled into one unique experience.
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