Wauchope has come a long way from its beginnings as ‘the timbertown’, and is now a thriving, rural township with funky fashion, gorgeous home-wares, modern cafes, and yet still retaining its laid-back charm.

This is the place to experience a genuine, working rural town with friendly ute-driving locals, yet all just 20 minutes drive from the CBD of Port Macquarie.  Wauchope has a strong and connected community, friendly locals are happy to help you find your way around and it's a great base for exploring nearby World Heritage rainforest.

The town is set on the Hastings River, surrounded by farms and agriculture, and just a few minutes from the Pacific Highway turn-off. It is the gateway to the hinterland with over 40,000 hectares of National Parks and State Forests, one of NSW’s best kept secrets.  

Visit visitwauchope.com.au for more things to see and do in the Wauchope and Hinterland region.

Locals Tips

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Cafe Lifestyle

The region has a diverse range of espresso bars and cafes where you can get your daily cuppa and tantalise your tastebuds.  No holiday is complete without doing the hard yards to discover a favourite! So warm up your appetite and get out there and start testing them out today!

Beach Guide

The pristine white sand beaches are a drawcard for visitors and residents alike.  Whether you’re looking for the ideal spot for a leisurely family picnic, a weekend BBQ with friends, a long lazy afternoon, the chance to get your 4WD off the highway and onto the sand, or an opportunity to learn how to surf - a day at the beach is just what you need.

Hinterland Delights

Drive through rich green pastures and quiet villages to waterfalls and picnic spots, go bush walking, horse riding, mountain and trail biking, or visit a producer at the farm-gate.  The hinterland offers many delights for those keen to explore...

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