North Farm is a welcoming and magical place to stay
Just minutes from beautiful Bellingen North Farm a little patch of sub-tropical paradise, nestled in a valley within a valley with glorious views. We offer visitors these options:
- A peaceful Retreat Space in a gorgeous natural setting – for larger groups seeking a gathering place for learning, healing or celebrating
- A relaxing and informative Farmstay Holiday – for families and friendship groups seeking a closer connection with nature’s rhythms and with farm animals
North Farm offers spectacular views to the north, across Bongil Bongil National Park to the blue hills of Bindarri National Park. The 5 hectare property is blessed with several springs and a patch of remnant rainforest, and is used partly as grazing for dairy goats and partly as a wildlife reserve for a local koala colony.
The peaceful, natural setting at North Farm makes the hustle and bustle of modern life feel a million miles away … even though it’s just 5 minutes drive to Bellingen, with its funky and friendly shops, restaurants and markets. The coastal village of Urunga, and numerous lovely beaches are 20 minutes to the east, and world-heritage listed Dorrigo National Park is 30 minutes drive to the west.
The current custodians of North Farm, Jen and Gai, gratefully acknowledge its traditional owners, the Gumbayngirr people, including elders of the past, present and future.
Jen and Gai enjoy traditional artisan practices like making cheese and butter, as well as other country crafts that reward a lifetime of learning. They value making time and space for people and their stories and delight in nature’s generosity. They’re interested in resilience, the ‘bounce-back-ability’ that is a hallmark of adaptable people, organisations and ecosystems. They’re having fun in the lifelong quest for meaning, and enjoy bringing people together in loving, respectful ways.
Visitors to North Farm are welcome to share its simple daily rhythms, its rising mists and mountains etched in slanting sunlight, its routines of care for the dairy goats and chooks, its koala corridor bush regeneration project and, of course, its fresh farm food. Read more here.