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.

The Long Flat Hotel has been in existence since 1880. The Fig Tree next to the pub was probably planted at about the same time. To provide shade in the future perhaps.

The Long Flat Catholic Church is still active.

The Long Flat Museum is represented by the certain aspects that are on display in the town. To catalogue the exhibits would spoil presentation.

Long Flat is not a destination visit, but if passing through a refreshment stop is certainly in order.




  Fireplace   Dump Station
  General Store   Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
  Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course