Greater Port Macquarie NSW 2446

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Located within the Greater Port Macquarie region of the Mid North Coast; Wauchope is set on the mighty Hastings River, with the stunning backdrop of Bago Mountain.

This gateway to the Port Macquarie Hastings Hinterland includes the localities of Crosslands, Rosewood, Wauchope and Yippin Creek.

Let us be your family-friendly guide to Wauchope. Go where the locals go! Explore local, choose local and support local.

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Explore Wauchope

Wauchope is approximately 20 kilometres west of Port Macquarie via Oxley Highway B56. The area is bounded by the Hastings River in the north, King Creek in the east, the localities of Herons Creek and Bago and the Oxley Highway in the south and the locality of Huntingdon in the west.

Wauchope for Families

A rural community with a big heart and a passion for the great outdoors.

Whether you’re seeking family-friendly attractions, nature-filled adventures, educational programs, local services or events, this vibrant community has it all!

Discover parks and playgrounds that provide tranquil spots for family picnics. Unearth the region’s rich history. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, where hiking trails, nature reserves, and water-based activities await your family’s eager exploration.

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In Wauchope, you’ll witness a community with open arms, united by a love for the land and a passion for fostering a family-friendly environment. So, whether you’re a resident seeking new adventures or a visitor looking for an unforgettable getaway, let Wauchope embrace you with its big heart and lead you on an extraordinary journey through nature’s wonders.


Embark on an unforgettable family adventure in Wauchope and the enchanting Hinterland area. This delightful destination offers a myriad of family-friendly accommodation options and a treasure trove of fun-filled activities.


Discover all the fantastic learning opportunities and educational resources that await your family in Wauchope and the Port Macquarie Hinterland area.

Event Planning

Planning an event? Discover all event planning resources and related services in Wauchope and the Port Macquarie Hinterland area.

Health & Wellbeing

Discover local health & wellbeing services, in addition to the many physical and social resources available to assist you and your family in Wauchope and the Port Macquarie Hinterland area.

Shop Locally

Shop locally to discover local retailers unique to our area and the numerous locally made products crafted in Wauchope and the Port Macquarie Hinterland area.


It’s easy to get active! Discover the numerous sports centres, sports clubs, sporting fields and active kids providers in Wauchope and the Port Macquarie Hinterland area.

Things To Do

Discover all the fun family-friendly things to do in Wauchope and the Port Macquarie Hinterland area.

Explore Wauchope’s History

Did you know that Wauchope, a charming town with a unique name, has a captivating history that goes back to the early 1800s?

The town is believed to have been named after Captain Wauch, a prominent landowner of that era. But even before its official naming, Wauchope was already witnessing significant events.

Back in the 1820s, when the area was just starting to take shape, cedar cutting was a major activity. As settlement progressed, the first land grants were made in 1836, marking the birth of a small village.

The 1800s saw Wauchope gradually grow in size and importance. Two decades that truly left their mark were the 1860s and 1880s, during which several timber mills and a butter factory sprung up, fueling the town’s development.

At the turn of the century, Wauchope had flourished into a bustling timber town, nestled in the heart of a thriving dairy and cattle-raising district by 1880.

However, it was the year 1914 that witnessed a significant turning point in Wauchope’s history. The grand opening of the railway line spurred tremendous growth and brought new possibilities to this charming town.

Now, as you stroll through Wauchope’s streets, surrounded by the remnants of its rich history, take a moment to imagine the bustling timber industry, the families building their lives, and the excitement that the railway brought to the community.

Wauchope’s past is an essential part of what makes it a special place today, and it’s waiting to be discovered by both parents and children alike! So, why not delve into this remarkable history and create unforgettable memories in the town that has stood the test of time?