Backpacking Bellingen

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    SEE SOME BREATHTAKING VIEWS AT THE SKYWALK IN NEARBY DORRIGO NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    SPEND SOME TIME IN THE TOWN AT THE GREAT CAFES, SHOPS AND GALLERIES: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    SEE SOME OF THE MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS LIKE DANGAR FALLS AT NEARBY DORRIGO NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Bellingen Highlights

  • Located in a beautiful valley next to the Bellinger River, this little town has a lot of charm and character with a new age alternative lifestyle vibe.

  • Explore the eclectic range of shops, from arts and crafts stores to organic places to eat.

  • Around half an hours drive is the World Heritage listed Dorrigo National Park, which is renowned for its boardwalks that take you onto the edge of the Great Escarpment to view the amazing rainforests.

  • Check out the monthly markets with around 250 stalls, live entertainment, and a great atmosphere.

  • See spectacular waterfalls on the 'Waterfall Way' scenic drive, which goes from the New England Tablelands to near Coffs Harbour.

About Bellingen

Population 2,800

This small town is situated on the Bellinger River, surrounded by rich pasturelands and beautiful countryside, half way between Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Heads.

Bellingen is a centre for the regions artistic, creative and alternative population. For a small town, it offers visitors a unique combination of beautifully restored architectural heritage and a thriving cosmopolitan culture.

In the township you will find an eclectic range of shops from arts and crafts stores to organic places to eat. There is also the monthly market, which features around 250 stalls, live entertainment, and has a great atmosphere.

It is also located approximately half an hours drive to the World Heritage listed Dorrigo National Park, which is renowned for its boardwalks that take you onto the edge of the Great Escarpment to view the amazing rainforests. The park is also an excellent place for bushwalking (hiking), car touring and has some breathtaking lookouts and waterfalls.

Bellingen has a very relaxed ambience, making it a nice alternative to other holiday places in the north coast region.

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Bellingen Shire Visitor Information Centre

Pacific Highway
Urunga, New South Wales
Phone (02) 6655 5711
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