Belligen – birth place of Adam Gilchrist. Having parked late in the day at the Belligen Showgrounds, we walked the bridge across the Bellinger River and down the main street of Bellingen. Every town we visit has its share of historic and unique buildings and Bellingen is no exception. The community has its artists, with mosaics and sculptures featuring through the town.
While enjoying our walk down the main street, a local resident informed us that the best meal was to be had at Lodge 241 (Japanese/Australian) at the end of the main street within the structure we had admired as we drove into the town. Unfortunately, the Federation Hotel had already gotten in the way and we had eaten a great pub meal in their rear outside restaurant.