• HYDE on Hyde

    HYDE on Hyde

    You can’t hide away at HYDE. Well, not easily anyway, because this popular cafe has been described as “Bellingen’s Living Room”. Anyone and everyone can be found there, including some well known local identities, and indeed,

  • Reviews - Bellingen Travel Guide

    Reviews - Bellingen Travel Guide

    Read more about Bellingen and the region or check our own review from the time we were called “Promised Land Cottages

  • Sculpture in the Park

    Sculpture in the Park

    If you’ve enjoyed Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney, or the Swell Exhibition on the Gold Coast, you’ll be interested to know that there’s another new sculpture exhibition on the mid-north coast of NSW.
    2016 is the third year this SCULPTURE IN THE PARK event has been held in the beautiful riverside park in Urunga, and this year’s event was better than ever!!

  • Local food trail

    Gumbaynggirr Bush Tucker Heritage
    Bellingen Shire is located within the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr Nation. The area is rich with bush tucker from the tablelands, through rainforest valleys, to the sea. You can learn more about our local bush tucker from Gumbaynggirr Elders who run regular bush tucker tours at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and in Bongil Bongil National Park

  • Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

    Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

    Yes!! There is yet another Festival in our district, and this one is just a short drive up the mountain, in the small town of Dorrigo.

  • It's warming up - time for a prize winning Bellingen gelato

    It's warming up - time for a prize winning Bellingen gelato

    Our clocks have just sprung forward, its Sydney Summer Time – and a good time to cool off with one of Australia’s best gelatos – IN BELLINGEN!!! Yes, there is yet another reason to visit the beautiful Bellingen Valley… and stay at the Promised Land Retreat, of course.

  • Bellingen Music Festival

    Bellingen Music Festival

    We are getting very excited to see how the2015 Bellingen Music Festival is yet again shaping up to be an exhilarating and vivacious event with its customary mix of high quality international, national and local musicians.

  • Renovated chicken coop, new chooks and yummy eggs

    Renovated chicken coop, new chooks and yummy eggs

    Our chicken have access to fresh grass every day, so the eggs are simply delicious

  • Winter Music Festival - What a hoot!

    Winter Music Festival - What a hoot!

    The inaugural Bello Winter Music Festival finished just a few days ago, and proved to be a resounding success. In fact, tickets for Saturday sold out, and organisers had to hold back a disappointed throng who could not fit into the Memorial Hall for the headline act, The Milk Carton Kids, on Saturday night.

  • Your friendly host

    Your friendly host

    Sophie would not be the sort of person who would post her own photo. I bet she’s never even taken a selfie of herself. Which is why I took it upon myself, as my first real blog post, to put up this lovely natural photo of her.

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