Wauchope has come a long way from its beginnings as ‘the timbertown’.  Now it's a thriving, rural township with funky fashion, gorgeous home-wares, modern cafes while still retaining its laid-back charm.

This is the place to experience a genuine, working rural town with friendly locals, all just 20 minutes drive from the CBD of Port Macquarie.  Wauchope has a strong and connected community 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.  

Wauchope is known as a Motorcycle Friendly Town and has some great rides in and around the area to enjoy.  Take a look at their Motorcycle Ride Guide for some scenic route suggestions.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update: We are now welcoming visitors to our region who are fully vaccinated. Those under 16 years of age do not have to be vaccinated, but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Please check and comply with the NSW Public Health Orders when planning your trip. In particular, if you are unwell and/or need to isolate, please do not travel until the risk has passed and any relevant restrictions have lifted. Thank you for helping to keep our community COVIDsafe.