Wauchope

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.

Timbertown steam railway station, Wauchope, Greater Port Macquarie

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.

Port Macquarie Airport

Fly into Port Macquarie Airport

Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5km from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip west. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Fly direct daily to and from Sydney and Brisbane with QantasLink and Virgin Airlines. A seasonal weekly QantasLink service to Lord Howe Island is also available from Port Macquarie during the months of February to June, and September to December. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Sydney to travel into Port Macquarie.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Wauchope Twlight Winter Market

    Saturday 30 June 2018 to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Wauchope

    June 30 marks the Winter Wonderland Market in the Four Seasons Markets Series! Rug up in some winter woolies and your favourite beanie and join them at Bain Park Wauchope to explore the markets with hot cuppa in hand. The evening offers a…

    30 Jun - 29 Dec
  2. PYT Paint Class at Bago Tavern Wauchope

    Saturday 07 July 2018 to Saturday 01 December 2018 , Wauchope

    Paint, sip and have a great time at Bago Tavern - they'll have a canvas, paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for you. A Paint Your Town class is for beginners and those wanting to explore acrylic on canvas. Their artist will walk you thro…

    07 Jul - 01 Dec
  3. Timbertown Annual Steam Fair

    Saturday 07 July 2018 to Monday 09 July 2018 , Wauchope

    Steam Fair in the middle of winter, a fantastic time to enjoy Heritage steam, log fires, and fresh hot damper. They will have steam boats on the lake along with steam vehicles. Steam trains, traction engines and engines galore. The damper…

    07 Jul - 09 Jul