Posted on 28 February 2020
Wauchope has recently undergone improvements to its High Street providing the community with a safer, more accessible and pedestrian friendly CBD.
The improvements include pedestrian crossings, footpaths, outdoor seating, garden beds and resurfacing of the roads.
Take a worthwhile trip out to this traditional country town with boutique shops, cafes and friendly country folk.
If you are not familiar with Wauchope, it’s a 20 minute drive from Lake Cathie, it’s inland on the Hastings River and is 406km north of Sydney. Lots of people say the name wrong and the correct pronunciation is ‘war-hope’.
Interestingly Wauchope used to be the main hub of the Port Macquarie-Hastings area which can be seen by the fact that the main train station still stops at Wauchope. There’s a
bus that connects train passengers from Wauchope to Port Macquarie. This dates back from the Timbertown days where logging was the main industry there. Whilst visiting Wauchope, you should drop by one of the best-known tourist attractions called Timbertown, a colonial-era themed village that displays a working steam train, bullock team, Steam Sawmill, Blacksmith and village buildings from that era.