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The riverside town of Bellingen is nestled in the heart of the Bellinger Valley between the coast and the Dorrigo Plateau on the scenic Waterfall Way. Home to a large number of people who moved here to enjoy a laid-back and creative, artistic or alternative lifestyle, Bellingen is buzzing with markets, cafes, galleries, festivals and events.

It is 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 that capture people’s hearts.


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David Helfgott & Yantra de Vilder, Sanctuary Benefit Concert

27 Nov - 27 Nov, 2016

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Bellingen Canoe Adventures

Bellingen Canoe Adventures offers canoe trips to a...

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Relish @ Federal Hotel Bellingen

Revamped in 2005, The new Federal Hotel in Belling...

Lodge 241 Gallery Café

Known around town as the ‘grand old lady of Bell...

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The Creative Vibe

From artist studios and galleries to historical buildings and festivals, Bellingen has an arts and culture scene worth exploring

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Waterfall Way

Voted as one of the top three scenic drives in Australia, explore this pocket of paradise that reaches from the mountains near Dorrigo, through the Bellinger Valley to the sea at Urunga.

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