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Where is River Sounds?

River Sounds is held at the Bellingen Showgrounds located at the corner of Black St and Hammond St in North Bellingen.   

Festival times

Friday August 19, 2022: 5.00pm - 11.00pm

Saturday August 20, 2022: 12.00pm - 11.00pm

Sunday August 21, 2022: 12.00pm - 9.00pm 

How to get to Bellingen

Bellingen is about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, located 35km south west of Coffs Harbour. 


By car
We're a 15 minute drive west of the Pacific Highway on Waterfall Way. The Waterfall Way turnoff is a 20 minute drive south of Coffs Harbour. 

By plane
Coffs Harbour airport is serviced by Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin and Fly Corporate.

Getting from the airport to Bellingen is easiest by car. Car hire can be arranged through Coffs Car Rentals or the major car hire services.

By train

Countrylink runs two rail services daily from Sydney and Brisbane to Coffs Harbour and Urunga, about 20 minutes drive away. You’d need to arrange a private pickup or taxi to get to Bellingen.


Bellingen Taxis

Phone (02) 6655 2221. (Uber isn’t available in the area).

You can get to Bellingen by bus but this only runs once a day and involves changeovers so is a long journey.

Festival Parking

Parking is available for Festival patrons at the Bellingen Showground, via Black St. If you are opting to drive and park at River Sounds we ask you to be respectful of local residential properties and park only in the designated parking area. 


Additional car parking is available in Bellingen at the following car parks;

  • Lavender Bridge car park

  • Skate Park car park

  • Bellingen town car park (behind Diggers Tavern

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