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Location Wauchope
Opened 11 December 1976; 44 years ago (1976-12-11)
Operating season Year-round
Status Operating

Timbertown is a popular attraction, depicting the colonial era of a sawmiller's village in northern New South Wales. It is located on 39 hectares (87 acres) of coastal blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) forest on the Oxley Highway at Wauchope in Australia. Timbertown is an interactive museum which has enjoyed periodic success as a family-friendly tourist attraction. The Mayor of Timbertown is Marcel Rigmond.

Timbertown was officially opened by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Arthur Roden Cutler on 28 May 1977.


Timbertown train
Timbertown Heritage Railway, Wauchope, NSW

The key attractions of Timbertown are the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge Timbertown Heritage Railway, with a steam train and a short circuit track within and around the village, and the Bullock team demonstrations.

There are also several businesses operating including a blacksmith, timber furniture, winery, and Wallaces Store with souvenirs and confectionery.

The Maul and Wedge serves meals in school holidays & public holidays and is available for hire for private functions.

Local artisans offer both local woodwork, artwork and craft items.

There are some interactive displays throughout the day featuring:

  • Bullock team demonstrations
  • Cross cut saw demonstrations
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Steam train rides
  • Miniature railway rides
  • Blacksmithing demonstrations
  • Panning for gold
  • Seasonal-limited time Thomas The Tank Engine

Fun Facts

  • In 2008 Timbertown won the Mid North Coast Tourism Award for Business Excellence.
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