Top things to do in Bellingen

Top Choice Japanese in Bellingen

Qudo Cafe & Sake

Japanese chefs work their magic in this imposing and beautifully rustic two-storey former freemason building. It's run by the same owners as Federal's Doma Cafe, and the menu offers delicious delights such as sushi …
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…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Bellingen

Bellingen Brewery & Co

Tucked away in a car park with a plant-strewn facade, the Bellingen Brewery packs punters in for its range of brews – from English-style bitters to a popular summer ale – along with organic wine, excellent wood-fire…
Top Choice Australian in Bellingen

Popla

Settle in on the candlelit verandah or cosy into a table inside the smart contemporary fit-out of this humble weatherboard house, where sophisticated open-heart cooking is the name of the game. The menu focuses on s…
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. Expect traditional Italian flavour…
Cafe in Bellingen

People of Coffee

While there's no shortage of good coffee in Bellingen, People of Coffee roasts on-site with beans that are not only organic, but bird-friendly, rainforest-alliance and fair- and direct-trade certified. Toasties and …
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. There ar…
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 ramp down from the …
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. For epic views across the rainforest, head to Point Lookout, perch…
National Park in Bellingen

Cathedral Rock National Park

Amid the eucalyptus forest and photographic granite outcrops, there are some terrific bushwalks and camping options at this park, around 1½-hours winding drive west of Bellingen, along the Waterfall Way. The challen…