Accommodation options in the Bellingen Shire are as diverse as the area itself – there’s a huge variety to suit all tastes and budgets.

Accommodation does book out quickly for the Camp, so it is a good idea to get it sorted when you make your enrolments. Across the Shire you’ll find country homestays, motels, country pubs, luxury cottages, whole holiday homes and B&B’s

Bellingen town has a great backpacker hostel and a well-equipped camping area at the local showgrounds.

For a full guide to Bellingen Shire accommodation options, go to

For help finding the best accommodation for your needs, you can also contact the Waterfall Way Tourist Information Centre. They're open seven days, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. Call them on 02 66551522.

You can also find locals offering Air BnB accommodation options, many within walking distance of town.

Head to the coast

On the coast at Urunga and Mylestom, there’s caravan parks and cabins, motels, a holiday resort and holiday homes for hire.

Mountain retreat

The beautiful nearby mountain town of Dorrigo is another option, with a number of motels, B&Bs, lodges, pubs and caravan parks.


Bellingen Showground is very popular every year and has ample room for tents and caravans.Camp sites are available all year round at the Bellingen Showground & bookings are not generally required. However for the Camp, the Showground does recommend that you plan ahead and contact them to make a booking enquiry. You can get in touch with their Campground Officer on 0490 537 047 or visit their website


A luxurious option is glamping. Local provider the Stylish Camping Company offer furnished bell tents in three generous sizes and perfect for solo glampers, couples, groups of friends, and families large or small.

Nearby coastal towns

Further afield, Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Valla and Nambucca are all coastal holiday destinations with great accommodation options. For further information, go to or


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