The bewitching town of BELLINGEN is one of the prettiest and most characterful spots in New South Wales. The colourful Tibetan prayer flags fluttering throughout the town hint at Bellingen’s alternative bent, confirmed once you stick your head inside one of the many esoteric bookshops, kooky cafés, or arts and crafts galleries. Most people come to “Bello” for a day-trip and end up staying a week.