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Bellingen Shire Culture Trail

The Bellingen Shire covers the lush Valley between the coastal town of Urunga and the Dorrigo Plateau on the scenic Waterfall Way, less than 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour. 

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On the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment, about 1,000 metres above sea level, lies the small, friendly and increasingly creative country town of Dorrigo. Once upon a time the highlight was the drive there via Waterfall Way, one of Australia’s most scenic roads winding through and by the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia’s, Dorrigo National Park.


The riverside town of Bellingen is nestled in the heart of the green and lush Bellinger Valley between the coast and the Dorrigo Plateau on the scenic Waterfall Way, less than 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour. Home to a large number of people who enjoy a laid-back and creative, artistic or alternative lifestyle. Bellingen is buzzing with markets, cafés, galleries, festivals and events.

The Art Space Urunga

The Art Space Urunga is an artist’s collective. We showcase a vibrant collection of pieces from local artists. We initially put on a show in a ‘pop-up’ gallery style, and the community liked it so much they asked us to stay on and become a space where people from the area can show case what…

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Arts Trail – Urunga, Bellingen and Dorrigo

Featuring 26 Galleries and venues plus a host of other information on the arts in this creative region, this Trail is a must for those following the Waterfall Way. The Guide is available from Bellingen Council and various Visitor Information services. You can also download the Guide here: Arts Trail Urunga, Bellingen and Dorrigo Flyer…

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Bellingen Historical Museum

The Bellinger Valley Historical Society was formed in 1962 to research, collect, preserve, display and report the story and relics of the Bellinger Valley and its people.  Information on the aboriginal people and the early visitors was inadequate so government records, newspapers, family diaries, scrap books, records and photographs were our early resources. In the…

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Bellingen Community Market

Bellingen Community Market is held the 3rd Saturday of every month with a focus on hand made/grown and recycling.

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What's On?

Want to know what cultural events are on around Bellingen? We've got all the music, exhibitions, markets and more listed in our free events guide.

river sounds
14 Jan - 15 Jan 2022

River Sounds Music Festival

core crew
06 Nov - 05 Dec 2021

The Core Crew Exhibition

yes its a biannual event. Next one 11 June 2022

Bellingen Growers & Artisan Market

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