Walcha: Lifestyle

Walcha’s natural beauty lends itself to outdoor pursuits with fishing, bushwalking and camping being popular activities for visitors and locals alike. Sport is also a popular pastime with clubs in town to suit absolutely any interest from horse riding to tennis, rugby and even darts. Food and wine are emerging industries in Walcha and the many cafes and fabulous pub menus attest to the freshness of the local produce. Sitting outside one of Walcha’s
fabulous eateries is certainly a fantastic way to spend a sunny afternoon. There is also the opportunity to hop in the car and take a food and wine tour of the area, with artisan cheese makers, berry farms and gorgeous bakeries all very excited to show off their wares.

This picturesque country town on the beautiful New England Tablelands is the gateway to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. The natural beauty of the Shire is quite breathtaking. The Shire is home to the magnificent Macleay Gorges and boasts some 205,000 hectares of dedicated national parks, wilderness and state forest. Parts of our Werrikimbe National Park are World Heritage listed. Outdoor activities include bushwalking, camping and picnics in beautiful Armidale national parks. Highlights in this rugged gorge country include Apsley Waterfalls, Tia Waterfall, Budds Mare Lookout and Riverside. Werrikimbe and Willi Willi national parks offer excellent camping and bushwalking amongst ancient Antarctic Beech trees.

Visitor Information Centre

Address: 51w Fitzroy Street, Walcha
Phone: (02) 6774 2460
Open Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm, Weekends 9:00am – 4:00pm
Website: www.walchansw.com.au

Community Groups

Country Women’s Association
Lions Club
Men’s Shed
Rotary Club
Walcha Historical Society
Walcha Show Society

Community Groups

Country Women’s Association

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9.30 for 10.00am
Meets at: Caretakers Cottage at Pioneers Cottage, Derby St, Walcha
Contact: Mrs Helen Tisdell – 02 6777 3930

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00am
Meets at: Niangala Hall
Contact: Mrs Claire Brazel – 02 6777 6544

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9.00 for 9.30am
Meets at: Apsley Riverview Hostel, Yarrowitch
Contact: Mrs Marta Barillaro – 02 6777 9135

Website: www.cwaofnsw.org.au

Lions Club

Meets: 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30pm
Meets at: Walcha Bowling Club, 14E Croudace Street, Walcha
Website: www.lionsclubs.org.au

Men’s Shed

Address: 36n Derby Street, Walcha
Website: www.mensshed.org

Rotary Club

Meets:Every Tuesday 6:00 for 6:30pm
Meets at: Walcha Bowling Club, Croudace Street, Walcha
Website: www.walcha.org/rotary.htm

Walcha Historical Society

Open: Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm or by appointment
Address: 111N Derby Street, Walcha
Contact: Truda Newman – 02 6777 2928

Walcha Show Society

Address: Showground, Derby st, Walcha
Contact: Don Murchie – 02 6777 1055