For Visitors to Bellingen Shire

Relax and be inspired


Location halfway between Sydney and Brisbane just south of Coffs Harbour. See below for more detailed directions, or view on the map in our sidebar.

Variety is the spice of life and Bellingen Shire certainly has that – Dorrigo mountains, Bellingen valleys and Urunga seaboard. The same can be said for the enormous range of creative activities for your enjoyment during Arts Week. Be sure to look under “Other” you may be surprised! Whats On

Our Artists – Amongst our local artists we have some extraordinarily talented and successful people by international standards. Be sure to read the artists’ profiles so you don’t miss the opportunity to see their work.

Plan your stay here to allow plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the Arts Week programme and all the other possibilities. Maybe visit the rainforest or hire a canoe?

A picture is worth a thousand words. This region is a photographer’s paradise, nature at its best, heritage buildings and unspoilt beaches.

Body and Soul  For the inner man and information on accommodation and local attractions please click on the I love bello shire logo below:

How to get here

Bellingen Shire is half way between Sydney and Brisbane, on the NSW North Coast.

Driving: Bellingen Shire is about a half hour drive south of Coffs Harbour. From the Pacific Highway, take the ‘Urunga’ exit to get to Urunga and the coast, or the ‘Waterfall Way’ exit to Bellingen and Dorrigo. Bellingen township is a 10 minute drive west of the Highway, and Dorrigo another half hour up the mountain. From the west, simply follow Waterfall Way.

Rail: NSW TrainLink runs three services a day from the north and three from Sydney, all stopping at Urunga on request.

Flying: Coffs Harbour Regional Airport has several flights per day from Sydney and one flight per day from Brisbane.We advise checking the latest COVID19 impacts on transport options

Visitor Information Centres

Urunga Visitor Information Centre
Giinagay Way
Urunga NSW 2455
Ph: 02 6655 5711

Waterfall Way Visitor Centre, Council Grounds
29-31 Hyde Street Bellingen
Ph. 02 6655 1522

Dorrigo Visitor Information Centre
Hickory St, Dorrigo
Ph. 02 6657 2486

Arts Week Hubs

Urunga Arts Week Hub 10 – 17 January
Art Space Gallery
13 Bonville Street, Urunga NSW 2454
phone 0408 881 440

Bellingen Arts Week Hub 10 – 17 January
Waterfall Way Visitor Centre, Council Grounds
29-31 Hyde Street Bellingen
Ph. 02 6655 1522

Dorrigo Arts Week Hub 10-17 January
Dorrigo Community Hall
34 Hickory Street,