Date: 6th March 2016
Held every 3rd Saturday of the month in Bellingen Park are the Bellingen Community Markets. The market place is home to an incredible range of handmade arts and crafts, local food and the freshest produce. From horse & cart rides to snake shows and a huge array of food available spanning all tastes and budgets. The stores are colourful and filled with alternative therapies, get a massage or pick up some essential oils to make you feel relaxed. Wander up and down and enjoy the live music and entertainment.
Bellingen ‘Market’ Park, Cnr Church & Park Streets Bellingen 2454
3rd Sat of the month
Ph: 6655 2151
Beautiful Bellingen sits in the valley of Dorrigo’s world heritage rainforest. The Old Butter Factory is no longer a butter factory, but now a home for retail lovers & shopping! Stop by AWL Leather if you’re looking for a new leather wallet or Cargo Lane for some furnishings and homewares, imported from all over. Stop into Mac Art Jewellery, Mac has been in the opal game for over 25 years and has built up a reputation as the leading opal experts & designers in Australia. After all that shopping you would have built up an appetite so stop in at The Old Butter Factory Cafe for a coffee and a bite to eat.
1 Doepel St, Bellingen 2454
Open 7 days
Ph: 6655 2150
From the moment you arrive at Lilypad Luxury Cabins you will feel relaxed. Hosts Yvonne & Frank Wynen built the cabins with the sole intention of giving couples a place to unwind and take in the natural beauty of the Bellingen countryside. Enjoy a full breakfast and take in the beautiful quiet property around you. Lilypad Luxury Cabins are filled with everything you need to have a stress free break from everyday living. There’s even free WiFi for those of you who want to stay (a little) connected! Treat yourself to a romantic getaway for you and your significant other, you’ll be welcomed to paradise.
241 Hydes Creek Road Bellingen 2454
Prices from $215^ per night (includes full breakfast)
Ph: 6655 0164
Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.