Attractions to see in Walcha
Natural attractions abound in the area and include the Apsley Falls located about 20 kilometres east of Walcha just off the Oxley Highway. The first drop of the Falls is about 85 metres in depth, and the second, about half a mile further on, drops around 65 metres to the bottom of the gorge. Walcha is the southern gateway to the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and Werrikimbe National Park, which are registered with Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (CERRA). Composing of mainly scenic gorge country, 900 km² of it, with parts listed on the register of World Heritage sites in recognition of its importance to nature conservation.
Walcha has four Churches representing the (Catholic, Anglican, and Presbyterian) denominations. There are many other tourist attractions including scenic 4WD self-drive adventures, hiking, exploring the State Forests, fishing, the unique Open Air Gallery, fossicking opportunities, Pioneer Cottage museum, Amaroo Cultural Centre and the local history archives.
The Walcha Jockey Club, Walcha Bushman’s Campdraft & Rodeo Committee, Walcha Show Society, the Walcha Festival Committee and the Walcha Campdraft Club hold large annual events that extend over several days each. The New England Merino Field days which display local studs, wool and sheep are held every two years. A biennial Timber Expo was established to showcase the local timber industry, as to the biennial Garden Festival is held to showcase the high quality of the local gardens as well as raising money to donate to local charities. There are numerous other sporting and general interest clubs in the town who hold annual events.