Top ChoiceJapanese 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...

Top ChoiceAustralian in Bellingen


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-hearted cooking is the name of the game. The menu focuses...

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...

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....

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 also bird-friendly, rainforest-alliance and fair- and direct-trade certified....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

National Park in Bellingen

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

The 260m-high Wollomombi Falls – the highest in NSW and second highest in Australia – are a highlight of this national park and can be viewed from the Wollomombi Lookout. There are a couple of fairly easy walks...

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 (mains $16 to $20), be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, comes with...

Cafe in Bellingen


Sip excellent coffee, a range of teas or a cold-pressed juice on big wooden communal tables inside this beautiful high-ceilinged space among a collection of local homewares, clothing and skincare. The muffins and...

Clothing in Bellingen

Emporium Bellingen

Located in the historic Hammond and Wheatley building, a grand old country figure dating from 1909, this beautifully presented boutique has a wide range of clothing, footwear and homewares, including French linen...

Cafe in Bellingen

Cedar Bar & Kitchen

A century-old church and its surrounding garden are home to this urban-feeling day-to-night cafe with tasty meals and all-day weekend brunch. Pop in mid-afternoon for share plates and a beverage. It's advisable...

Pub in Bellingen

Federal Hotel

Dating back to 1901, this beautiful classic country pub ticks all of the boxes. It offers great pub grub (mains from $18.50), a rear beer garden, comfortable accommodation and live music.

Cafe in Bellingen

Purple Carrot

The breakfast-based menu offers eggs galore alongside dishes such as brioche French toast, smoked trout on a potato rösti, and a creamy pesto mushroom and haloumi burger. Get in early for Sunday brunch.

Market in Bellingen

Bellingen Growers' Market

Most of the produce here is organic and comes from surrounding farms. There are also plenty of secondhand clothes, as well as a cafe, a storyteller for the kids and roving musicians.

Art in Bellingen

Camp Creative

Five days of arts workshops for adults and kids, from landscape photography and creative writing to African drumming and Bollywood dancing.