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Timbertown, Wauchope, NSW
Timbertown Heritage Railway, Wauchope, NSW

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.[1] Timbertown is an interactive museum which has enjoyed periodic success as a family-friendly tourist attraction.

John Abi-Saab presided over the early implementation of the Timbertown Tourist Project. Timbertown was officially opened by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Arthur Roden Cutler in 1976. Currently it operates as a themed entertainment/retail precinct.


The key attractions of Timbertown are the 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge[2] 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, leather worker and Wallaces Store with souvenirs and confectionery.

The Maul and Wedge serves meals daily 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 possibly featuring:

  • Bullock team demonstrations
  • Cross cut saw demonstrations
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Steam train rides
  • Miniature railway rides
  • Blacksmithing demonstrations

In 2008 Timbertown won the Mid North Coast Tourism Award for Business Excellence.[3]


  1. ^ "Wauchope, the Timbertown", Wauchope Chamber of Commerce, n.d.
  2. ^ World Wide Listing of Two foot, 1' 11 1/2", 600 mm (60cm) & 610mm Railroads (from archive.org) - Australia
  3. ^ Imag Monthly, February 2009, Imag Publications

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BBC News

BBC News
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

They were among 1,500 members of the Royal Naval Division held in a camp dubbed HMS Timbertown. BBC Alba's documentary of the same name draws on Admiralty records to tell the stories of its Scots' inmates. The Royal Naval Division was set up by ...

Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead Advertiser
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:56:15 -0700

A wooden town that gets burned to the ground every year rose again at the weekend with the return of Timbertown. In pictures: Timbertown 2014 The popular event, the brainchild of former Desborough School teacher Erika Hayward, started in 1984.

Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead Advertiser
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 02:56:15 -0700

One of the organisers Harrie Hayward said: “Timbertown gives children a chance to be creative, and learn practical and social skills. “In the past some of the younger ones have got upset when we have to burn the huts, but they realise we have the ...
PR Web (press release)
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:07:30 -0700

TimberTown Austin is excited to announce that they'll be hosting their next learning luncheon with partner Fortress Railing Products on Friday, June 20th. During the event local builders and contractors will get the opportunity to take part in a ...
Maidenhead Advertiser
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:09:24 -0700

Hundreds of children and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and picked up their tools for Timbertown's 30th anniversary. The World's Your Oyster was this year's chosen theme in honour of the project's pearl milestone and more than 300 children set ...
PR Web (press release)
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Timbertown Austin is expanding its product lineup with the addition of Fijian Mahogany. The company has become well known as a leading lumber supplier in Central Texas, and the new deck boards are sure to further their reputation for offering a diverse ...
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:16:37 -0700

Craig Lockwood at Timbertown in Wauchope certainly knows what he's doing. He's in charge of the only full-time demonstration team of bullocks in Australia. Craig wears a battered Akubra, sports red braces and has a beard straight from the Victorian age.
Maidenhead Advertiser
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 03:43:53 -0700

It was an Olympic celebration with a difference when more than 300 children took part in the 29th annual Timbertown event over the bank holiday weekend. Inspired by London 2012, families came together to build a variety of huts and wooden structures ...

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