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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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195 news items

Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead Advertiser
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:26:57 -0700

timbertown Organisers of children's event Timbertown are gearing up for this year's event despite travellers camped on site. The annual event, which is in its 32nd year, takes place at The Town Moor, in Blackamoor Lane, between Saturday, August 29 and ...

Albany Democrat Herald

Albany Democrat Herald
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:03:23 -0700

U-Haul Co. of Oregon announced that TimberTown Resale LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to the Lyons community. TimberTown Resale at 1313 Main St. will offer U-Hal trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and instore ...

Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead Advertiser
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:01:56 -0700

MAIDENHEAD: Hundreds of children are ready to dust off hammers and saws to start building for the 32nd Timbertown. More than 320 children are expected to take part in this years' event at Town Moor, in Blackamoor Lane, between Saturday and Tuesday.
The Herald Argus
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:56:15 -0700

Watkins Park, located off West Locust Street behind the Harding's Market, is known for its Timbertown playground, three baseball diamonds used by local youth teams, and around Halloween the Lions Club Haunted House. But the southern two-thirds of the ...

Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead Advertiser
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:35:55 -0700

“We are also delighted we can get all this done before the popular Timbertown event commences on Town Moor.” There were concerns the event would not take place this year after 17 caravans moved on to the site on Tuesday, August 11. However after ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 -0700

Also vying for the award are Michael Petroni's psychological thriller Backtrack, Paul Ireland's comic drama Pawno, Nicole Ma's documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers and Simon Stone's timbertown drama The Daughter. The festival is touting it as a ...

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 ...

Shields Gazette

Shields Gazette
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:53:29 -0700

The prisoners nicknamed it Timbertown, accommodation being in wooden barracks in the so-called 'English Camp,' while their officers were housed in barracks. As some of the pictures here illustrate, a glimpse inside the world of the camp would ...

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