The Dairy Bales is a private dwelling set on MooRiverFarm’s 45 acres of partly cleared & forested lush land, bordered by Bellinger River to the south & Dorrigo Heritage Park to the north. A crystal clear creek crosses onto the farm to the east which is where we access our clear, clean drinking water.  We’re situated 15 minutes from the Bellingen township to the south-east and 15 minutes up the mountain to the north-west behind us is Dorrigo’s rural township. Two very different destinations with a range of offerings. Far enough to feel miles from care yet near enough to take advantage of restaurants & cafes, waterfalls & walks. Relax and soak up the natural beauty of the gardens, the views and the sights and sounds of farm & bird life.

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Your accommodation is the old dairy bales, converted into a charming, quirky one bedroom fully self-contained dwelling with a rustic style, approx 50m from the owners’ home and screened for privacy.

When you stay, you’ll be surrounded by heritage listed sub-tropical rainforest on the Dorrigo escarpment to the north, the Bellinger River to the south, and freshwater creeks on the east and west sides – bringing some of the most pristine drinking water through the property from the mountain to the river.

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For the most part the owners live and work onsite growing a few modest crops including citrus, garlic, macadamia, tumeric, and a little coffee, whilst also caring for a few friendly free range chooks, jersey cows (paddock mowers), 2 farm dogs, 3 inquisitive goats, some busy bees  (Psst… all the animals just love to be hand fed!).

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Bellingen Shire has so much to offer including quality cafes and restaurants, regular festivals and events which the whole town gets involved with, live music, regular markets, local produce fresh from the farmer, arts, crafts, shopping and more.
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The Dairy at Moo River Farm is LGBTQI friendly.

  • suits couples, or cosy family of up to 4
  • main bedroom has queen sized bed (linen included)
  • lounge room has double sofa bed for extra guests or can be used as single beds that sit very closely side by side (see pic)
  • TV, Wifi (not brilliant), books, games (note: Telstra is the only reliable phone carrier here)
  • large windows and doors can be thrown open in the warmer weather and a fireplace inside is easy to use and a romantic, rustic way to make the place toasty warm in winter. There’s also a/c and a gas heater.
  • bathroom has a relaxing bath & shower
  • kitchen consists of convection microwave, benchtop cooker with 2 gas jets, basic supply of pots, pans, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery etc and basic cooking spices, spreads and sauces
  • BBQ outside on undercover deck
  • Two large covered decks to relax on and watch the world go by, one with a swinging daybed.
  • all water is sourced from the creek running through MooRiver Farm, which is pristine with a mineral like quality, filtered & suitable for drinking straight from the tap.

There are 3 steps to the front patio area. There’s one small step between the main living area to the bathroom. The bath (with shower over) requires you to be able to step over the side of it. The river access is down 2 grassy/gravel slopes and can get slippery after substantial rain. Therefore our property may not be suitable to guests with mobility issues. Please feel free to check with us prior to booking.


Off-peak: $200/night, double. (Weekly discount: 10%)
+ $70 cleaning fee – covers your entire stay
Peak: NSW & QLD School Holidays: $210/night, double (weekly discount: 10%)
+ $70 cleaning fee – covers your entire stay

Extra people: $20/night/bed  (2 singles = $40; 1 double = $20)  (weekly discount 10%)

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