Attractions & Events

Events Calendar

January February March

NSW Touch Football Junior State Cup - 19 - 21st February 






NSW Veterans Cricket Over 70's State Championships - 28 Feb - 4 March

Wauchope's Lasiandra Festival held throughout the month of March 

Run Fest Port Macquarie - 06-07 March



April May June

Port Macquarie - Hastings Bicentenary - 10-18 April





IMAustralia IronMan Port Macquarie - 2 May

Cycling NSW Junior Tour - Dates TBC




Howling Moon Blues Festival - 5 June

Flamin' Dragons 2021 Annual Regatta - 12-13 June

Port Macquarie Bodyboarding Club Teams Challenge - 12-13 June



July August September

Elephant Trail Race Port Macquarie - 10-12 July





Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish & Boat Show - 6-8 August

Bottlebutt Bash Trail Run - 22 August

King of the Mountain - Dates TBC



Patchwork Treasures - 9-11 September

MotoFest - 11 September

Beach to Brother Running Fest - 19 September

5th Annual Hello Koalas Festival & Treasure Hunt - 25-26 September


October November December

Vibez in the Vines - Dates TBC

Twilight Tastings - 15 October




Red Hot Summer Tour Port Macquarie - 6 November

Nitro Circus Live Port Macquarie - 20 November




NSW Senior Touch Football State Cup - 3-5 December

Festival of the Sun - 9-12 December





Wauchope perches prettily on the banks of the beautiful Hastings River in the Port Macquarie region of the NSW mid North Coast. Our tiny town is big on personality, luring visitors with everything from its delightful rural charm and friendly laid back locals to its intriguing heritage and surrounding wilderness.

Wauchope is a short drive west of stunning beaches and surrounded by rolling farmland. It’s an ideal starting point for scenic drives to the UNESCO Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Take in the scenery from the Wilson River picnic area through to temperate rainforest on the Waterfall walk in Willi Willi National Park.

Wauchope is also a motorcycle-friendly town, supporting riders along the Oxley Highway between Wauchope and Walcha through Cottan-Bimbang National Park. Map out a route to the ancient red bloodwood tree Old Bottlebutt, to Rawson Falls walk and Ellenborough Falls, one of the highest single-drop falls in the Southern Hemisphere.

Explore Timbertown, a hands-on heritage theme park that opened in 1976. Experience what it was like to live as a pioneer, ride a steam train, watch blacksmiths and timber craftsmen at work, and pan for gold at Cedar Creek, a replica goldfield. 

Make a beeline for Bago Vineyards for fine wine, cheese and chocolate. The cellar door is a 15min drive southwest of Wauchope and close to Bago Bluff National Park. The vineyard is a great pit stop for families thanks to Bago Maze: tell your kids to get lost amid the 2km network of paths contained by a two-metre-high hedge.         

Wauchope has a jam-packed events calendar: cruise on steamboats at Timbertown Steam Fair in July; squish grapes in barrels at the Grape Stomping Championships in February; undertake a farm gate tour in June; and attend a music festival in August. The monthly Wauchope Farmers' Market are also worth a look.

Wauchope is about four hours’ drive north of Sydney, 6hr 30min south of Brisbane and just 20min from Port Macquarie. Interstate trains stop at Wauchope Station and there are regular flights to the nearby Port Macquarie Airport. 

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3 ULTIMATE LOCAL BIKE RIDES - The Hastings is a hotspot for motorcycle riders discovering its laid-back vibe and scenic drives, here are the best local rides for the motorcycle enthusiast.

We are motorcycle friendly at Timbertown Resort so why not book a room with us for your next riding trip.