Bello’s Top Father’s Day Activities & Gifts

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s high time to plan a special activity or gift for dad. For awesome ways to spend the day with Dad, or a for a super gift, look no further than the beautiful Bellingen Shire. To help you decide on the perfect treat we’ve listed our favourite below.

1  | A cheeky sip or two from Libertine Liquor

Libertine Liquor is a completely family owned business bringing you only independently-owned, handmade, exceptional beers & spirits. They shine a light on local legends making great products. Grab Dad a tasty shire brew or something exotic and foreign.

The owners love living in Bellingen and  want to share the top-shelf brews that are fermenting in our own backyard. They offer eco-conscious ways to drink well: including growler fills, low km products, organic and sustainably produced wine and beer.

2  | A day on the river

Take Dad out for an adventure on the spectacular Bellinger River.  Bellingen Canoe Adventures is a stella local business offering canoe hire, as well as, a variety of guided tours. The team will get you and Dad comfortably and safely on the river. You can choose between flatwater cruising, rapid adventures or a beautiful sunset ride.

3 | Nail a hole-in-one at Bellingen Golf Club

Located centrally in town the Bellingen Golf Club hosts a 10 hole course amidst beautiful trees. You and your Dad can slowly hit your way through the day while you overlook the stunning Bellinger River and gaze at the hinterland mountain ranges. The club encourages visitors and social players.

Image from Local Guide Signs

4 | Picnic on the Bellinger banks

Pack your gourmet picnic treats, a frisbee and a beer or two, head to the banks of the beautiful Bellinger river and enjoy some outdoor time with Dad. Choose the time of day that suits you best: a crisp morning, balmy noon or enjoy the colourful sunset. You can spend hours eating, laughing and sipping in celebration of your Father.

Image from Habitat Bellingen

5 | Pick up a plant (or flowers) from Habitat Bellingen

We squealed with delight when Habitat Indoor Nursery opened its doors in July. The store is bursting with healthy & happy indoor plants and heaps of accessories for green-thumb Dad’s. Habitat is just off the main street – look for the Pet Shop and head down the alleyway to find this newcomer to Bello.


To discover some more awesome shopping in Bello check out our blog post the shire market guide.


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