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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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149 news items

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:20:49 -0700

Plans to develop the former Timbertown property into a swimming and/or picnic area have been beached. Horton Township's beach sub-committee, which was long divided on whether to sell or develop the property on the Ottawa River, ended up voting 5-1 to ...

Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead Advertiser
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Hundreds of children are ready to dust off hammers and saws and start building on the moor in Maidenhead for the 31st Timbertown. VIDEO: Timbertown 2013. The event begins tomorrow and will see youngsters team up to build and paint an array of ...

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.
Wauchope Gazette
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:07:30 -0700

Timbertown Vet Hospital, John Monaghan, Evolution Tennis Academy, Red Shed Hire, Digital Signs and Printing, Harrisons Jewellers Bench, Greenbourne Nursery, The Living Room, Hastings Co-op, Margaret Whitbred, Transit Auto Repairs, Natasha ...
The Ann Arbor News
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:23:19 -0700

The Chelsea Merries and the Detroit River Belles, both vintage baseball teams playing by a unique set of historic baseball rules, faced off in front of an excited crowd in Timbertown Park in Chelsea, Mich. on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Several members ...

allmediascotland.com (press release)

allmediascotland.com (press release)
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:26:15 -0700

HMS Timbertown – After the fall of Antwerp in October 1914, 1,500 men from Winston Churchill's newly formed Royal Naval Division crossed the border into the neutral Netherlands to evade capture from the German Army. 102 of these men came from the Isle ...
Wauchope Gazette
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Thanks to generous donations from Hal Lyndsay Earthmoving, the Wauchope Steam, Oil and Engine Club and Wauchope Timbertown Tennis Club, John and Bill will enjoy a week exploring Dalby, Hervey Bay, Caboolture and Tenterfield before the trek ...
Wauchope Gazette
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

THE Hastings Valley Vikings have continued their strong run into the Rugby Mid-North Coast finals with a comprehensive win over the Kempsey Cannonballs on Saturday. President, David Barnes said although the Vikings got the win he said it was a scrappy ...

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