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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.

Attractions[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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

External links[edit]



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4 news items

BBC News

BBC News
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:30:08 -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 ...
 
Harborcountry News
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:03:45 -0700

THREE OAKS — Watkins Park isn't normally all that scary of a place, unless you have a phobia about Little League baseball diamonds or Timbertown playgrounds. But on Friday and Saturday evenings in the fall, it becomes home to some alarming goings on ...
 
Wauchope Gazette
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:03:45 -0700

Wauchope residents have overwhelmingly endorsed the construction of a six lane heated indoor pool to complement the town's 50 metre swimming pool, with funds raised from the sale of Timbertown to be directed toward the project. To date, council's ...
 
Glens Falls Post-Star
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:10:16 -0700

Contestants in the sixth annual "Bark in the Dark" dog costume contest took to the stage at the Timbertown Theatre on Sunday afternoon during the opening weekend of Fright Fest at the Great Escape in Queensbury. Three winners were chosen by a meter ...
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