Escape to Bellingen

Day trip to lush rainforest and the ocean all within a day! Halfway between Sydney & Brisbane and only 10kms off the highway. Located a short 30 minutes drive from Coffs Harbor Airport, Bellingen truly does offer it all. Here at The Lodge Bellingen, set on 16 acres of lush manicured gardens, we are the perfect home away from home for your next vacation, romantic getaway or family holiday!

Wake up to uninterrupted mountain views and spend a day or two exploring everything Bellingen has to offer. We’re located only 3 minutes from Bellingen town centre and a short drive to all of the natural wonders of Dorrigo National Park. Or why not make your way along Waterfall Way…rated the best scenic drive in NSW! 

Feel like staying in? Why not feed our alpacas, relax by the pool or take in the stunning mountain views while enjoying a bite to eat from our onsite restaurant, ‘Hilltop at The Lodge’.

‘Hilltop At The Lodge’ is a collaboration between husband and wife team Carla Jones & Richie Dolan and  ‘The Lodge Bellingen’.

Chefs Carla and Richie met back in 2006 working alongside one another at Aria in Sydney. Life saw them work in many a kitchen, but it is their most recent work that really set them apart. Richie opened and was head chef at Chiswick in Woollahra, while Carla was head chef and co-owner of 4Fourteen in Surry Hills. After four years in these roles they decided to make the move with their young family back to Carla’s home town of Sawtell.

And the journey began to create a unique hotel with an exceptional food offering and seamless customer service with different styles of accommodation for everyone to enjoy.



Stay for 2 or more nights from Sunday through to Thursday to receive 20% off your booking.
Book online with code: midweek20 or call direct to book 02 66551599

Stay Friday AND Saturday night to receive a 5% discount off your booking
Direct Bookings Only *conditions apply. Book online with code: winter5 or call direct to book 02 66551599

Hilltop At The Lodge

Autumn/Winter Trading Hours


Breakfast/ Brunch Saturday & Sunday 8am-11am

Sunday Lunch – 12pm -2pm

Dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm

Restaurant Bar Open from 3pm Daily Wednesday – Saturday Bar Snacks from 3 pm – 6 pm


Check out our restaurant page for school holiday hours

Call the restaurant on (02)6655 9276 or reception (02)6655 1599 to make a reservation or book online here

Accommodation at The Lodge Bellingen

The Lodge Bellingen offers 30 Rooms, 27 hotel rooms, including 2 compact queen rooms, plus 2 Luxury Glamping Eco Structures & 2 Bedroom Luxury Mountain Retreat uniquely positioned to take advantage of the breathtaking mountain views over the Bellinger River towards the Dorrigo National Park.

On-site restaurant ‘Hilltop At The Lodge’, open from Thursday – Sunday, see our restaurant page for more details.

Events and Activities in Bellingen Valley

We love our festivals in Bellingen Valley. Whether it’s music, food or culture that you love, we have it covered. Beaches, bushwalks and Dorrigo National Park are an easy day trip for
those wanting an active holiday or getaway. Visit our local events page to find out more.