From Walcha town, 3min
From Armidale, 50min
From Tamworth, 1hr
From Port Macquarie, 2hr, 35min
From Newcastle, 3hrs, 40min
From Sydney, 5hrs
From Brisbane, 6hrs 30min
From Melbourne, 13hrs, 19min
From Adelaide, 16hrs 57min
From Townsville, 18hrs 17min
From Hobart, 28hrs
From Uluru, 30 hrs
From Darwin, 40hrs
From Perth, 41hrs
From Broome, 54hrs
What’s your excuse!
Yes. Bring everything you need. Or we can provide a tent. See Camping in Accommodation.
Walcha weather in November is typically stable. The days are warm with an average of 22C, but the nights are cool, getting down to 7C.
Seriously? You have to ask? No!
Sorry, no animals, even though a croc on a leash would be cool. Assistance Dogs are the single exception and only by prior arrangement (contact the Festival organisers prior).
Absolutely! Harley-Davidson is our Event Partner and the Harley Owners Group are counting The Freak Show Festival as their National Rally. But The Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles is a most catholic church. We’re into ALL motorcycles, all makes and models, and the people who love to ride ‘em, build ‘em, or just look at ‘em. You’re into motorcycles, sir/ma’am/odd-creature-with-three-heads, then you’ve come to the right place.
November 15-17, 2019. And yes, an annual event.
Are you kidding? The New England High Country offers some of the best road riding and off-road trail riding on the east coast of Australia.
If you haven’t ridden the Oxley Highway from Wauchope to Walcha you’re in for a slice of road-riding heaven. Thunderbolts Way north from Gloucester is also pretty special. Then there’s Waterfall Way and the roads around Armidale. Whether you’re into tight technical mountain curves, long sweeping corners, or highway cruising, you’ll discover motorcycling perfection in this region. And then there’s the off-road riding for the adventure crew — great stand-up action from the easy to the challenging. For more information, click on the link: https://www.travelin.com.au/articles/8-Best-Motorcyle-Trips-of-New-England-03509
Walcha loves motorcycles and the feeling is mutual. The town also sits on the intersection of the Oxley Highway and Thunderbolts Way, two great road rides. The place was made for a motorcycle festival.
Follow this link and put your name down
This one requires a certain level of skill, which may . To start with, you must hold a current national competition license. Follow the link and register your interest
The Festival is Licenced.
No Alcohol allowed In the Festival Grounds. This includes the car parks and activity areas. Limited Alcohol is allowed in the camping and glamping areas. Please read carefully the Festival Terms (Link) and Camping / Glamping T&C’s (Link).
Vehicles and persons will be searched and bags and Eskis inspected.