Wauchope is situated midway between Sydney and Brisbane in the Hastings region. It is a genuine rural working town. Wauchope has played a primary role in the development of the region with entrepreneurial thinking driving the local economy. It is known as the first Motorcycle Friendly Town in NSW and celebrated this Anniversary through the MOTOFEST Wauchope event- a vibrant celebration of all things bikes!
The area is known for spectacular riding across the Oxley Highway between Wauchope and Walcha to the west. To the east you will find Port Macquarie. Take Ocean drive which winds through the coastal villages of the Camden Haven. The ride offers some great views out over the ocean.
Read on for a few local favourites to find along the way.
When riding the Oxley Highway between Walcha and Wauchope be sure to put aside time to drop into Gingers Creek Roadhouse. The Roadhouse has been a friend to many a traveller over the years and offer s a great spot to appreciate the prestige of the National Parks and Forests that line the ride.
Long Flat Travellers Rest is a favourite stop for Hinterland travellers and is often fronted with a line up of motorbikes, and sometimes vintage cars. While Long Flat is home to a small number of residents, the town is all hustle and bustle with travellers most weekends.
Timbertown is a popular attraction, depicting the colonial era of a sawmiller's village in northern New South Wales. It is located on 39 hectares of coastal blackbutt forest on the Oxley Highway at Wauchope in Australia.
At the multiple award-winning Billabong Zoo you can get up-close and personal to Australian and exotic animals. They care for over 200 animals in this friendly 10 acre Koala and Wildlife Park.
Want to get back to nature? 'Old Bottlebutt' is a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood tree in Burrawan State Forest, Wauchope. At over 200 years old, Old Bottlebutt is a towering and unique attraction.