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Top Choice Bakery in Bellingen

Hearthfire Bakery

Follow the smell of hot-from-the-woodfire organic sourdough and you'll find this outstanding country bakery and cafe. Try the famous macadamia fruit loaf or settle in with a coffee and a beautiful savoury pie. There…
Ice Cream in Bellingen

Bellingen Gelato Bar

Robert Sebes, the former owner of a legendary inner-Sydney cafe, has been scooping out stellar gelato in Bellingen since 2006. It's all made from scratch, with minimal added sugar. Traditional Italian flavours, such…
Cafe in Bellingen

People of Coffee

While there's no shortage of good coffee in Bellingen, Amelia Franklin roasts on-site with beans that are not only organic, but bird-friendly, rainforest-alliance and fair- and direct-trade certified. Come for top-q…
Microbrewery in Bellingen

Bellingen Brewery & Co

From English-style bitters to a summer drinking ale, cider and an in-house 3.5% ginger beer. Excellent pub food, such as buffalo and barra burgers.
Wildlife Reserve in Bellingen

Bellingen Island

This little semi-attached island on the Bellinger River (it's only completely cut off when the river is in flood) is home to a huge colony of grey-headed flying foxes. For a closer look, take the steep path onto the…
National Park in Bellingen

Guy Fawkes River National Park

Guy Fawkes River National Park is a rugged wilderness popular with experienced bushwalkers and campers. The dramatic Ebor Falls and the large climbable rock called Lucifer's Thumb are particular highlights. It's clo…
Health Food in Bellingen

Bellingen Green Grocers

Everything here is supplied by growers within 150km of town. The organic subtropical produce is perfect for a riverside picnic, and there's a range of great cakes, pies and tarts (including vegan and gluten-free). T…
Bar in Bellingen

No 5 Church St

Morphing effortlessly from cafe to bar, this vibrant venue stages an eclectic roster of live music, movie nights and community gatherings. The menu, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, comes with a directory of local …
National Park in Bellingen

New England National Park

Part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area, this park is the spot for awesome sunrises and multiday hikes through remote snow-gum forests. It's a three-hour drive via the Waterfall Way, or around 2½ hours …
Modern Australian in Bellingen

Oak Street Food & Wine

This much-loved restaurant continues to turn out sophisticated, accessible dishes that make the most of the Bellinger Valley bounty in a beautifully atmospheric setting. A pre-dinner wine on the verandah is a quinte…