Escape to Bellingen

Day trip to lush rainforest and the ocean all within a day! Halfway between Sydney & Brisbane and only 10kms off the highway. Located a short 30 minutes drive from Coffs Harbor Airport, Bellingen truly does offer it all. Here at The Lodge Bellingen, set on 16 acres of lush manicured gardens, we are the perfect home away from home for your next vacation, romantic getaway or family holiday!

Wake up to uninterrupted mountain views and spend a day or two exploring everything Bellingen has to offer. We’re located only 3 minutes from Bellingen town centre and a short drive to all of the natural wonders of Dorrigo National Park. Or why not make your way along Waterfall Way…rated the best scenic drive in NSW! 

Feel like staying in? Why not feed our alpacas, relax by the pool or take in the stunning mountain views while enjoying a bite to eat from our onsite restaurant, ‘Hilltop at The Lodge’.

‘Hilltop At The Lodge’ is a collaboration between husband and wife team Carla Jones & Richie Dolan and  ‘The Lodge Bellingen’. Carla is well known for her time as head chef of Aria Sydney and also owned and was head chef at 4 Fourteen with celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge. Richie is well known as head chef and start-up of Chiswick Woollahra with celebrity chef Matt Moran

Carla and Richie moved back to their hometown Sawtell and started ‘The Hilltop Store’, Sawtell. We loved what they were doing and after many conversations, we secured this amazing duo. And the journey began to create a unique hotel with an exceptional food offering and customer service with different styles of accommodation for everyone to enjoy.


*Pool closed for Refurbishment From 13th November – 17th December 2020*

                                         Our friendly reception team members will be happy to give you some wonderful places to cool off during your stay!

Hilltop At The Lodge

Summer Hours – Breakfast/ Brunch Saturday & Sunday 8am -11am

Sunday Summer Sessions from 1st November 2020 / 12 – 3pm Live Music from 3pm – 6pm

Bar Snacks, Burger, Small Plates, Drinks Special

Dinner from 16th December / Wednesday to Saturday 5.30pm till Late

Bar Open from 4pm Wednesday – Saturday – Bar Snacks from 4pm & Main Menu from 5pm

Friday Lunch – Bookings Essential

Hilltop At The Lodge

 Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday from 8:00-11:00am

Lunch: Sundays from 12:00-2:30pm (Bar open from 12:00-3:00pm)

Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 5:30pm till late

Call restaurant on (02)6655 9276 or reception (02)6655 1599 to make a reservation or book online here

Accommodation at Bellingen Valley Lodge

The Lodge Bellingen offers 30 Rooms, 27 hotel rooms, including 2 compact queen rooms, plus 2 Luxury Glamping Eco Structures & 2 Bedroom Luxury Mountain Retreat uniquely positioned to take advantage of the breathtaking mountain views over the Bellinger River towards the Dorrigo National Park.

On-site restaurant ‘Hilltop At The Lodge’, open from Thursday – Sunday and extended Summer hours, see our restaurant page for more details.

Events and Activities in Bellingen Valley

We love our festivals in Bellingen Valley. Whether it’s music, food or culture that you love, we have it covered. Beaches, bushwalks and Dorrigo National Park are an easy day trip for
those wanting an active holiday or getaway. Visit our local events page to find out more.