Long Flat is a very small town encounted when traveling the Port Macquarie to Armidale route (the Oxley Hgy). Strictly Long Flat does not qualify for the synopsis, but the place is a good stop-off refreshment/coffee location.
This village is about 30 kilometres west of Wauchhope and approximately 75 km east of Walcha. A reason for the name Long Flat was not ascertained, but has nothing to do with a long flat rural environment.
The Long Flat village which is approximately four km east of Ellenborough village has a class four primary school, hotel, community hall, recreation ground, tennis court and general store. The 2006 census did not record Long Flat's population, however the records show that 296 people voted there in 2007. Long Flat voting in the Division of Lyne recorded 286 voters placed their votes in the village in 2007.
This is mostly an agricultural region with dairy farming and beef cattle breeding the main industries.