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Walcha, NSW

Walcha is located at the crosroads of the Thunderbolts and Oxley Highways. The Thunderbolts Way is a very scenic and much shorter road to take than the Pacific or New England Highways, when travelling north or south in from Raymond Terrace or Uralla. It saves a bout 1 hours drive time than the New England Highway.


Walcha is fast becoming a destination for people wishing to escape the fast pace of city living, and offers an abundant array of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There are farm stays, B&B’s, great pubs, motels and a 4 star caravan park. Tour guides are available into the oxley wild rivers gorge country.4WDing,fishing,motorcycling, mountain biking, and bushwalking are just some of the adventures on offer.

The Oxley Wild Rivers, Werrikimbi, Carrai, Cottan-bimbang, Nowendoc and Mummel Gulf National Parks are a few of these natural attractions that can be visited. They offer free camping, great newly updated facilities, and Apsley and Tia Waterfalls offer access for Caravans. Be sure to stop in and pick up a brochure at the WaLcha Visitor Information Centre. Enquire about access into the bottom of one of Australias largest and deepest gorge systems, into either ‘Riverside’ or ‘Youdales Hut’.

Walcha also is internationally known for its public artwork. There are 27 scultpures that can be found around this very picturesque and tidy town. Pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centre.

Regional NSW is showcased in Walcha township with very friendly hospitality, great food and coffee, a fantastic pioneer cottage museum, and some excellent shops for loccally produced art and timber products.


For an information package to be sent to you, call 02 6774 2460 and come up to Walcha “Where Wild Rivers Run”.

Nearest Airport: ARMIDALE 56KM/Walcha(lightaircraft)

Where to stay?

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • National Park
  • Winery

About Walcha

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Walcha Postcode: 2354
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Country NSW
  • Latitude: -30.99207
  • Longitude: 151.59205
  • Elevation: 1056m
  • Population: 2553
  • Median Income: $30784
  • Area (Sq/km): 3239.086
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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