Wauchope 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 back drop 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.

“If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end.”
~ Akiane Kramarik

Explore Wauchope

Wauchope is approximately 20 kilometres west of Port Macquarie via Oxley Highway B56.

The Wauchope area is bounded by the Hastings River in the north, Kings 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 NSW 2446

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Wauchope for Families

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


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

Event Planning

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Health & Wellbeing

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Shop Locally

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

Things To Do

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Did you know…

Wauchope is thought to be named after Captain Wauch, an early landowner.

Settlement of the Wauchope area dates from the 1820s when cedar was cut.

A village was established in 1836 when the first land grants were made.

The population grew steadily in the 1800s, especially during the 1860s and 1880s when many timber mills and a butter factory were built.

By 1880 Wauchope had developed as a timber town at the centre of a dairying and cattle raising district.

Significant growth occurred from 1914, spurred by the opening of the railway line.