Bellingen’s social calendar is packed with excitement all year round. Here are just a few of the upcoming events:
On the 3rd Saturday of every month the Bellingen Markets are held. The Bellingen Community Markets is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse regional markets. The market is located directly behind our facility on the local football grounds.
The Dorrigo Agricultural Show:
The Dorrigo show will be held on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of November 2017. The primary focus of the annual Agricultural Show is to serve as a showcase for the talents of the residents, local organisations and particularly the youth of the community.
Carols by Candlelight will be held in Urunga on the 16th of December 2017. This free community event consists of live music and entertainment with magnificent fireworks closing the show at 9.00pm. Carols Urunga hosts an audience of some 5,000 people and is staged in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Morgo Street Reserve (with a stunning twin-river-view!). After the event you might even like to take the family on a short car trip to see the Christmas lights of the valley – the Bellinger Keys in Urunga is a must see!
The Bellingen Cup held at Bowraville race course is a much anticipated event during the year. The date is yet to be announced, but we will have a bus running from the tavern to take people over and bring them back.
The Coffs Harbour Cup:
The Coffs Harbour Cup date is yet to be annouced. We may be running a bus from the tavern to the race cource and back depending on how much interest is received. If you have interest in this transport please phone us on (02) 6655 0007
Camp Creative is a summer camp for families and individuals, a fun learning event where you mix with people of widely differing interests and ages in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. The event will be held from the 9th – 13th of January 2017. The accent is on imagination, innovation and enjoyment and it gives everyone the opportunity to find within themselves new creative expression. For more info please visit camp creative
Bellingen Agricultural Show:
According to Pioneering in the Bellinger Valley the Bellinger River Agricultural Association was formed 1880 and presented the first Bellingen Show at Fernmount in 1881.
On the ninth day of May 1985 the association became an incorporated public company and the Bellinger River Agricultural Society Limited was born. The 100th Show was held in 1988 and the Society is still presenting this historic event today. The next show will be held on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of May 2017 and it is an event not to miss!
For more information about other events in our reigen please vistit the following websites:
Visitors will always find lots to do in and around Bellingen town and Shire.
Griffiths Lookout – This lookout offers some of the most superb views on the Coffs Coast. You’ll enjoy breathtaking wilderness views of the Great Dividing Range unfolding before you looking south.
279 Mountain Top Rd, Dorrigo Mountain NSW 2453
Dangar Falls – Located two kilometres north of Dorrigos town centre, a beautiful 30-metre waterfall set amidst scenic agricultural and dairy farmland. There’s a car park, a viewing platform, picnic tables and a walking trail that leads you to the river at the bottom of the waterfall.
Skywalk Lookout – Directly connected to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, this lookout offers a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape. Perched right on the edge of the escarpment, the views take in Bellinger Valley to the coast with deep valleys and gorges, blanketed in a rich rainforest.
Corner Dome Road and Lyrebird Lane Dorrigo Mountain NSW 2453
For a list of more things to do in Dorrigo, please click here.
RIVER ACTIVITIES include; Canoeing, Swimming, Fishing, Bird watching and a whole lot more.
Hire a canoe from Bellingen Canoe Adventures and paddle the beautiful Bellinger River.
Full Moon & Champagne Tours are a must.
Take a short drive to the Promised Land at Gleniffer and swim in the pristine Never Never Creek
GOLF – Hire Clubs & a cart for a round of Golf at the picturesque Bellingen Golf Club.
BEACHES Only a 15 minute drive to the patrolled beaches or Urunga and Hungry Head (Weekends & School Holidays in summer)
A 30 minutes drive to Coffs Harbour
NATURAL BEAUTY Day trips to Ebor Falls and the Trout Hatchery, or Dorrigo World Heritage National Park & Sky Walk west on the Waterfall Way
Coffs Harbour Racing Club host many meetings during the year including the Coffs Harbour Gold Cup in August. A free bus operates from Diggers Tavern on both occasions.