Where wild rivers run

Walcha is known for its wild natural wonders, wonderful art and fascinating Indigenous and European heritage.

Surrounded by thousands of hectares of World Heritage listed wilderness, national parks and state forests, the Walcha area is threaded with wild rivers that lead to awe inspiring gorges and waterfalls.  The magnificent Apsley Falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in the region and only a short drive from town.

Walcha has a thriving arts community and claims to have the most public art per capita in Australia, thanks to its internationally regarded Open Air Gallery of artworks and sculptures. This ever-growing permanent gallery boasts local, national and international contributing artists.

Wandering around the sculpture trail is a delightful way to discover the town in all seasons, inviting you to soak up the mild summers, white winters and vibrant autumns.

Walcha has a rich history as the oldest settlement in the New England region. Visit the Pioneer Cottage & Museum, take in the gorgeous historic buildings and all that lies within them; art galleries, antiques, boutiques, handmade wares, cafes, taphouse, pubs and more.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.