On the banks of the beautiful Hastings River, Wauchope will delight you with its rural charm and hospitality. The charming town in the Greater Port Macquarie region is surrounded by rich farmland, with fresh produce displayed at the monthly famers market and at the annual Wauchope Show.
The top attraction is Timbertown, a heritage theme park that has been visited by more than two million people since it opened in 1976. Discover what it was like to live as an early pioneer and ride a steam train, see blacksmiths and timber craftsmen at work, and even pan for gold at Cedar Creek.
Only 20 minutes’ drive from Port Macquarie, Wauchope is gateway to nearby national parks in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The Hastings Forest Way touring route is a scenic drive in Willi Willi National Park and the Botanic walk is a delightful rainforest walking trail.
An ancient red bloodwood tree, nicknamed Old Bottlebutt, is in the Burrawan State Forest, a short drive south of Wauchope. For lovers of wine, cheeses and mazes, Bago Vineyards is 16 minutes’ drive southwest of Wauchope and near Bago Bluff National Park, which offers spectacular views.