My place is close to Bellingen town center with just a short walk to the well-stocked corner shop/cafe and 10 mins to the Bellinger river where you can swim. A further 5 mins on and you're in the center of town. The cottage is suitable for couples and families with kids or a group of friends. There are 2 bedrooms with comfy real beds and a sofa bed in the lounge room. It has large, spacious deck with a wonderful view of the Dorrigo Escarpment. It is situated in a quiet and peaceful area yet is close to everything.
The cottage is well maintained and clean with a well equipped kitchen. It has a relaxing bushy garden providing shade and privacy from the street as well as attracting birds to feed. The spacious deck, closed in on one end, provides protection from the weather and further privacy from the neighbours. On the deck, it is quiet, peaceful and the perfect place for viewing the many birds that fly among the surrounding trees.The tall trees have been trimmed giving a panoramic view of the Dorrigo Escarpment from the deck. There are 2 lounge and eating areas: one inside and the other on the deck where most of our time is spent when we are there. The kitchen is well equipped replace any accidental breakages, thanks and has functional basic equipment which includes a gas cook top and oven, fridge, toaster, electric jug etc.
When you stay at Casuarina Cottage you have the whole house to yourselves. This includes a carport underneath the house together with a grassed park like backyard.
I will meet you upon arrival and am happy to chat and answer questions to help you orientate you to your new surroundings. If meeting you is not possible due to arrival times or prior commitments there is a key safe. During your stay I am contactable by phone if you have any questions or any problems arise.
We are within 30 minutes of Coffs Harbour Airport with regular connections to Sydney via several different airlines and discount fares.
A simple drive away are long, white surf beaches, popular with surfers.
BELLINGEN, where we are located, is an ever-funky, cafe laden township. There are many festivals held here throughout the year with 2 markets held every month. There is the unique Never Never Creek and picnic area at Gleniffer, only 10 mins drive away. It is a 20 min drive to the Dorrigo Rainforest Center where there are numerous rainforest trails to walk which include waterfalls, picnic areas, a cafe, shop and information counter.
Casuarina Cottage is in North Bellingen and is a few minutes drive to the town center,10-15 mins by foot. The walk to town also takes you past the swimming spot on the Bellinger River. There is also a local taxi. The corner shop/cafe, a 5 min walk away, is well stocked and includes a liquor store. The ocean beaches are 20mins away by car. There is a bus to Coffs Harbour which leaves from Bellingen early in the morning and returns mid afternoon.
To get here with the much improved Pacific Highway, you'll drive for six hours from Sydney. We're half way along that coastline between Brisbane and Sydney, 3.5 hours south of Byron Bay and 6 hrs north of Sydney.