Discover the Walcha Area
The town of Walcha offers new residents the opportunity to enjoy a friendly, laid back lifestyle whilst still providing access to a broad range of services including health, education, shopping and social support. Walcha boasts a terrific climate with four distinct seasons, great employment and business opportunities and a warm and welcoming community.
WALCHA AREA STATISTICS
Area Population: 3,016 residents
Walcha Population: 1,369 residents
Median House Price: $350,000
Top Four Occupation Groups:
- Technicians and Trades Workers
Top Three Employment Sectors:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Australian Bureau of Statistics - Walcha LGA 2023, and Walcha 2021 and realestate.com.au
The natural beauty of the Walcha area is absolutely breathtaking and provides a stunning backdrop for day to day activities and a fantastic environment to raise a family in.
This picturesque country town on the beautiful New England Tablelands is the gateway to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. The Walcha area is home to the magnificent Macleay Gorges and boasts some 205,000 hectares of dedicated national parks, wilderness and state forest. Parts of the Werrikimbe National Park are World Heritage listed. Outdoor activities include bushwalking, camping and picnics in beautiful 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.
Walcha is set amongst breathtaking scenery such as Apsley Gorge, one of many National Parks in the area
The Walcha Open Air Gallery consists of 50 peices throughout the town, many made by local artists.
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.
WALCHA AREA CLIMATE
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Walcha 2023
The Walcha district maintains a strong agricultural industry and many opportunities exist in agriculture, agribusiness and ancillary industries. Walcha has also been long known as a producer of high quality native hardwoods and softwoods so forestry also provides employment.
Employment opportunities also exist in various trades, banking, finance, education, health, hospitality, retail and professional services. There is also the opportunity to establish new businesses in Walcha and the community will welcome any new venture with open arms.
Explore Langford House, a grand Edwardian Mansion located one kilometre south of Walcha
With a strong artisian community, there are a variety workshops and stores, such as Walcha Handmade
TRANSPORT IN THE WALCHA AREA
Driving from Walcha to:
Sydney - 418km in 5 hours
Brisbane - 526km in 6 hours
Would you like to know more about the Walcha Area?
You can find out more on the Walcha Tourism website or the Walcha Council website or contact the information centre for further information on 02 67742460 or the council by email at email@example.com