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Events in the Region

Camp Creative (Early January)

The Creative Arts Course Summer School. Courses for all ages in a huge range of crafts

Bellingen Writers Festival (June long weekend)

The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival has become a popular annual cultural event showcasing leading authors and celebrating all things literary. With workshops, talks, forums, book launches, competitions, entertainment and school programs, its a diverse and inspiring  weekend with something for everyone.

Bellingen Jazz and Blues Festival 

Annual show featuring top Jazz and Blues acts. The Festival’s “boutique” feel has given the music an immediacy that is so important to create a link between the performers and the audience. Bellingen Jazz Festival is run by dedicated volunteers and enjoys widespread community support and strong local business sponsorship.

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival (October)

An intimate and friendly three-day weekend of acoustic music featuring some of the very best Folk and Bluegrass and Old-Time country musicians from around Australia and overseas.



Bellingen Community Markets 
3rd Saturday of the month. Featuring live music and outdoor cafes, it is a popular meeting and social event, drawing people from all over the Mid North Coast. Featuring 200+ stalls.


Bellingen Growers Markets
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Bellingen Show Ground, North Bellingen.

Bellopy Organic Farmers Markers
Anglican Church, Oak St Bellingen, 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday of the month




Bellingen Arts Prize (October)
Huge exhibition gaining national interest

Bellingen Agricultural Show (May)







For anyone wanting an active holiday or getaway, theres plenty to keep you occupied...


  • Swim, surf, go fishing or just walk on any one of a dozen nearby, unspoilt beaches (just 15 mins from BV Lodge)
  • Bushwalk in 1 of the 7 nearby National Parks
  • Drive the beautiful Waterfall Way to Armidale
  • Visit the Butter Factory Arts & Craft Collective
  • Go canoeing or White Water Rafting
  • Eat in at the Lodge Resturant or one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area like The Purple CarrotNo. 5 Church St or Mouza Restaurant.
  • Play golf at Bellingen, Urunga or Bonville
  • Raleigh International Raceway (Go Karts)
  • Dolphin Marine Magic, Coffs Harbour where you can swim with the Dolphins
  • There are many fine art galleries and stores in Bellingen and Dorrigo, as well as great retail and specialist outlets


Bellingen Valley Lodge offers a kid-safe pool area with plenty of recliners, a sun-protected pool and full BBQ facilites. Put your feet up and relax by the pool. Check out other options and things to do on


Bellingen Valley Lodge is close to seven National Parks. A short 30min drive west takes you to the Skywalk at Dorrigo National Park. Or an hours drive takes you to Cathedral Rocks's intriguing stacks of granite bolders and the spectacular views of Point Look Out in the New England National Park.


Nearby Glenreagh in the Coffs Harbour hinterland is home to the Glenreagh Mountain Railway. The Railway is a live display with about 800 metres of track restored and much more planned for the near future.