Millthorpe

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Food and wine in Millthorpe

Millthorpe has several fine restaurants and a wide range of accommodation that includes charming B&Bs and exclusive retreats. Located at the heart of a dynamic food and cool-climate wine region, Millthorpe is also a centre for truffle production in the State.

  • Tonic Restaurant
  • Pym Street, Millthorpe

About Millthorpe

Set among gently rolling hills close to the city of Orange, Millthorpe is the very picture of Country NSW charm, with many fine heritage buildings and streetscapes.

Classified by the National Trust, Millthorpe is 246 km north-west of Sydney. Take a step back through time at the Golden Memories Museum or enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Millthorpe, with local visitor information from Millthorpe Newsagency & General Store (which also has accommodation).

Drive to the rustic hamlet of Forest Reefs, a former goldmining village with historic churches and public buildings. At the Millthorpe Garden Ramble, you can visit 10 of the town's most beautiful gardens over a weekend in November. The Millthorpe Markets are another good reason to head to the town. Taking place on the first Sunday in April and December, the markets have more than 200 stalls with clothing and jewellery, toys, woodwork, second-hand goods and gourmet produce. Pretty Christmas decorations are a highlight of the December event.

Nearby towns in the Orange area are also worth a look.

It’s ON! in NSW - Orange

Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Orange. A thriving range of events and festivals promise to welcome and delight all ages, from sumptuous food festivals to hot air balloon spectacles to camel races. Held over 10 days in April, the Orange F.O.O.D Week is a testament to the region’s great reputation for food and wine. Indulge your senses as local chefs and restaurants showcase their skill with farm gate tours, cooking demonstrations and the famous 100-Mile Dinner. Enjoy the magic spectacle of the Canowindra Balloon Challenge as flotillas of hot air balloons colour the skies, performing above stunning NSW countryside in a festival that includes music, local wine and night markets. Or bike overland in the Newcrest Orange Challenge, an exhilarating excursion through secret rolling hills, beautiful vineyards and idyllic open plains. With all this and more, the region is yours to enjoy.

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Extend your stay with these great accommodation options.

Fly into Orange Airport

Orange Airport is located 15 km from Orange’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express services the airport with various weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Orange.

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