Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse

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Things to do in Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse

Bello is a groovy alternative town with arts and crafts, coffee shops, and a great monthly market. Hang out with the musicians at the Global Carnival and the Jazz Festival, or visit the rainforest and waterfalls of Dorrigo. Canoe, cycle, swing on the Tarzan rope, or swim in the river under a full moon. Find out why Bello has been is called 'the cruisiest place on earth'.

Bellingen has great local produce and food to enjoy. Plan a stay during local markets and get to try and buy the best of local fruit, veg and more.

Plan your food experience with this local information:


At the hostel

Dorriga national park walking tour

A guided walk in the serene world heritage Gondawana Rainforest, visiting local waterfalls and breathing fresh air.

Upon request (min 3 people)
Ask at reception

River canoe

Take a sunset paddle down the beautiful Bellingen River

Meet at reception

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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East Coast Highlights

Travel Australia's popular East Coast and visit the 3 must-do attractions - Fraser Island, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island. Save even more by adding a 10 night YHA accommodation pack to use anywhere en-route!

East Cost Highlights package includes the most popular tours along Australia's East Coast. This saves you over $70 and also gives you peace of mind that you're on the best quality East Coast tours. 

Package includes:

  • 3 Day Fraser Island tour
  • 2 Day Whitsunday Sailing tour
  • 2 nights at Magnetic Island YHA, including ferry transfers and entry to Koala Sanctuary.

The East Coast Highlights package offers the flexibility to add Greyhound’s Hop on/Hop off coach pass from Sydney to Cairns or vice versa (valid 3 months from date of travel). You can also choose to add a 10 or 15 night YHA accommodation pack. (valid 3 and 4 months from date of purchase)

To help plan your trip, we have included a suggested Southbound Itinerary (Cairns to Sydney) and Northbound Itinerary (Sydney to Cairns) for you to download. This is simply a suggestion, the package is designed to be flexible so you can hop on and off wherever you like along the route.

It is recommended you pre-book dates, especially for the Fraser Island and Whitsunday tours, as they can be booked out during the peak season. Please put your preferred date for each of the 3 trips in the comments when making a booking as well as your YHA/HI membership number.

FREE things to do in Bellingen

  1. River tubing
  2. Rope swings
  3. Bushwalking
  4. Cycle to the Never Never Promiseland
  5. Visit the flying foxes on Bat Island
  6. Window shop at various Bellingen markets

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