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Surrounded by some of the region’s most breathtaking natural scenery, Walcha is at the heart of the striking New England tablelands. This energetic town acts as a gateway to many hectares of national park, wilderness and state forest, and the Shire is home to the spectacular Macleay Gorges. Couple this with the grand historic buildings peppering the streets and the nearby wineries producing some of the region’s best cool climate wines, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a reason not to explore this marvellous country town today.

Walcha is a haven for gourmet fare and sensational dining options. Visit the famous Café Graze for some sumptuous homemade morsels, enjoy some authentic Chinese dishes at the New England Hotel Motel, or soak up some stunning rural views at the Walcha Road Pub, housed in an historic 1860’s building.

Accommodation options are just as varied, with choices ranging from caravan parks and camping grounds, to motels and hotels, through to farmstays and bed and breakfasts. There is something to suit every taste and budget, from the Walcha Royal Café offering boutique accommodation, to the captivating Wilderness Retreat, which overlooks the gorge country. This is a true Aussie country town, and at only half a day’s drive from both Sydney and Brisbane, it’s ready to share its secrets.

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