Timbertown, Wauhope Australia
Timbertown near Port Macquarie NSW
If you are holidaying in Port Macquarie and looking for things to do, I can highly recommend a visit to Timbertown which is located in the town of Wauchope (pronounced: war-hope), just 19 klms West of Port Macquarie on the Hastings River.
It is a pleasant half hour drive to Wauchope where Timbertown historical village is located. The heritage theme park is set on 80 acres and dates back to the 1860s. The town grew up around the timber-getting industry which was the main area of employment.
At different times over the course of history, Wauchope shipped out more timber via the railway station to Port Macquarie, than any other Australian country town.The highly prized giant red cedar trees were the focus of the logging industry which supplied construction timbers to the Sydney housing market via Port Macquarie where it would be carried by steam ships along the coast to Sydney harbour.
These days the timber industry has given way to farming and tourism and there are many organic farms producing a wide range of fruits and vegetables.The town has also become known as a great source of delicious gourmet produce such as wines and various cheeses and many people enjoy short breaks over the weekend to enjoy the gastronomical delights on offer.
A well known and renown winery: Broken Bago vineyards is also located in the area.
The Farmers Markets are held at the Wauchope showgrounds on the 4th Saturday of each month and have a wide variety of local organic delicacies which include those grown on local farms.
Timbertown, Wauchope, New South Wales
Wauchope is 19 klms West of Port Macquarie.
Acknowledgement of Country - Wauchope
I acknowledge the Indigenous traditional custodians of the land now known as Wauchope and pay my respects to the elders of the Birpai people, both past, present and future, for they hold the memories, culture, traditions and hopes of Indigenous people in this area of New South Wales. I will remember that under the man made concrete and asphalt, this land is, was and always will be traditional Aboriginal land.