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. There is no need to book and the showground kitchen is open for use during the week of the Camp.


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.


After mid-November, you can get in touch with Camp Coordinator Michelle. She knows a lot of local hosts, and although it's not a guarantee, she might be able to connect you with a great place to stay. Bookings won't be available until after November 21.

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

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Creative scholarships close this Friday!

Creative scholarships close this Friday!


This year we’re offering thirty full scholarships for kids and teens aged five to eighteen. If you’re living in the Coffs, Nambucca and Bellingen Shires, you can apply – but applications close 5.00 pm Friday 23 August!

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