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
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
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.
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.
Queen St, Raleigh
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or visitor looking for a great day out, drop in & sample our range of unique boutique wines. Soak up the breathtaking views across the river to the mountains.
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.
Bello Winter Music Festival
Various locations in Bellingen
12th – 15th July, 2018
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
Bellingen Showground, Black St Bellingen
5th – 6th May 2018
A fun, informative celebration of our local agriculture and people. It’s where something wonderful is about to happen…
Ph: 0498 483 915
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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 – 30th September
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.