The Region
Places to see

Getting Here

Wauchope is 20 minutes west of Port Macquarie located on the Oxley Highway.


By Car

Port Macquarie and Wauchope are positioned on the New South Wales North Coast, with Port just off the Pacific Highway to the east and Wauchope to the west. Improvements to the highway now make it easily 4 hours' drive from Sydney’s northern suburbs, and less than 3 hours from Newcastle. Travelling south, it is a 7 hours' drive from Brisbane. From western New South Wales, the Oxley Highway provides access from the New England Highway, Armidale and Tamworth in less than 4 hours.


By Air 

Port Macquarie is approximately one hour's flying time from Sydney or Brisbane. QantasLink and Virgin Australia provide daily flights between Sydney and Port Macquarie. Virgin Australia now provide flights between Brisbane and Port Macquarie.
Commencing 7 November 2016 JETGO Australia will be providing direct flights between Melbourne (Essendon) and Port Macquarie, flight time approximately 1hr 45 mins.

By Rail 

The XPT train service between Sydney and Brisbane stops at Wauchope, and Kendall daily. A coach connection is provided for passengers travelling to Port Macquarie from Wauchope Station. 

By Coach 

Travel in style aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on one of the daily services from Brisbane and Sydney. Greyhound Australia and Premier Motor Service both service the greater Port Macquarie area.

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Wauchope And Hinterland

Must do’s

Horse-trail ride – join Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding for a half-day, pub-ride or three to five day trek in the magical hinterland

Get lost at Bago Maze – the largest hedge maze in NSW has 2000 metres of pathways, lookout towers and bridges at Bago Vineyards, taste the local drop while you’re there.

Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park - see koalas, reptiles, snow leopards, monster croc ‘Shrek’, penguins and more. Catch daily shows and feeding times.

Celebrate Autumn at the Lasiandra Festival – every March the Festival coincides with the floral spectacular of the flower in bloom and features various celebratory events.

Bikes and boats - take your bikes to Rocks Ferry Reserve on the banks of the Hastings River, enjoy views, barbecue facilities, a boat ramp and the meandering path along the river.

Wauchope has long been on the tourist trail for the iconic family attraction, Timbertown, and its location as the gateway to the hinterland.

This beautiful rural township has vibrant cafes and funky shopping.  You can enjoy sumptuous high tea on the lake at Abundance Cafe & Garden Centre. Venture upwards to local landmark Bago Bluff for views across the valley or head further into the hinterland and discover Comboyne with astounding panoramic views and wilderness.

The hinterland delights include Wilson River Reserve with a 70m boardwalk through mass of Bangalow palms and strangler fig ending at a waterfall and pool.

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Hidden Treasures In Camden Haven
Camden Haven is a scenic 20 minute drive South of Port Macquarie, and features fishing villages, peaceful waterways where dolphins play and stunning National Parks. Camden Haven takes in the villages of Lake Cathie, Bonny Hills, North Haven, Laurieton, Dunbogan, Kew and Kendall.

Must do’s

490 metres high! Feel on top of the world, drive to the top of North Brother Mountain for unrivalled panoramic views up and down the coast.

Worry-free river swimming in the netted tidal pools at Dunbogan and North Haven.

Hire your own at Dunbogan Boatshed and Marina you can hire a kayak, BBQ boat or tinnie and explore the stunning waterways for yourself.

The Riverwalk Markets at Laurieton on the third Sunday of the month offers a plethora of market stalls from local produce to homeware, gifts and fashion accessories.

Get your Slice of Haven at the annual food and wine festival which brings a touch of carnivale to the Camden Haven each May, celebrating all that is local with a colourful twist that will set your taste buds dancing.

Water, water, everywhere, the area’s pristine natural beauty stems from the Camden Haven River which flows from the Comboyne Plateau and includes Queens Lake, a paradise for water sports.

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Town Beach

Located within walking distance from the center of town.  Popular walking track from the Town Center along the Breakwall and through to Oxley Beach.

Activities include: 

-  Surfing
-  Swimming
-  Walking Track


-  Picnic Area
-  Kiosk
-  Toilets (wheelchair access)
-  Beach Showers

This beach is patrolled by lifeguards 7 days per week October through to April.  Times vary.

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