Bellata, located 42km north of Narrabri on the Newell Highway, is a rich agricultural region known for its natural minerals such as petrified and opalised wood and agate, and its farming productivity.
Situated in the ‘Golden Durum Triangle’, the Bellata area is responsible for producing some of Australia’s best ‘prime hard’ wheat. It is also home to several large olive groves. You can sample these olives by purchasing them at the Visitor Information Centre and various other outlets throughout the Shire.
The Little Gem Caravan Park is the perfect base for those wishing to soak up the scenery, while the owners have been known to share a few insider tips on the area’s best fossicking spots.
Bellata is also the former home of Bellata Gold Milling, an award-winning, family-owned business that produces durum semolina and flour. While the business is now based in Tamworth, all durum wheat is still sourced from the Golden Durum Triangle.