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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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Harborcountry News

Harborcountry News
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Brown served as Sergeant at Arms for Three Oaks American Legion Post 204, was a member and officer of the Three Oaks Lions Club, a mentor for 4-H construction classes and helped to build the Timbertown Playground at Watkins Park. A carpenter ...

Glens Falls Post-Star

Glens Falls Post-Star
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:01:13 -0700

Brodi LaBelle, 6, from Plattsburgh, cools off Tuesday in a fountain in 'Timbertown' at Great Escape amusement park in Queensbury. The Great Escape properties and other businesses in the Lake George region enjoyed a strong holiday weekend.

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 06:52:30 -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 ...

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 02:56:15 -0700

Some 10,000 young women aged 15-18 worked at the largest explosives factory in the world at Gretna in 1915. And that's the focus for The Timbertown Girls —named after a phrase coined by a newspaper in 1917, for the girls who lived in temporary timber ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:18:47 -0700

There are two locations in Victoria – Puffing Billy in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges and The Bellarine Railway, near Geelong – while the place to go in New South Wales is Timbertown in Wauchope, a 30-minute drive inland from Port Macquarie.

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
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 ...

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