Millthorpe offers a taste of the good life, from its cool-climate wineries to its acclaimed restaurants and fascinating history. The atmospheric heritage-listed village, classified by National Trust, is situated in the bucolic countryside of the Orange region – it comes with plenty of country swagger, but just as much forward-thinking verve.



Fine food & wine

This part of New South Wales is known for its stellar cool-climate wines and charming cellar doors, and Millthorpe is the ideal base to explore the region’s bounty, including Angullong VineyardSlow Wine Co, Word of Mouth and Tamburlaine Organic Wines. On the daily Millthorpe Wine Stroll you’ll visit these very three wineries while exploring some of the town’s fascinating heritage.

Word of Mouth cellar door, Canobolas

Word of Mouth Wines, Canobolas

Enjoy dining at Tonican acclaimed restaurant that puts local producers, such as Mandagery Creek Venison and Cowra Lamb, front and centre. The menu is seasonal, and is accompanied by an outstanding wine list, as you’d expect. Millthorpe Providore is much more relaxed, but arguably just as tasty. Pop in for brunch or afternoon tea, perhaps, and leave with pantry goodies showcasing local makers and bakers. If you are looking for a spot to enjoy great coffee, breakfast and baked goods, check out The Old Mill Cafe & Restaurant.

Food and drink at Tonic Restaurant in Milthorpe, Orange Area, Country NSW

Tonic Restaurant, Millthorpe

Colonial & Indigenous heritage

Millthorpe’s history, both Indigenous and colonial, is relived in great detail at the Golden Memories Millthorpe Museum. Occupying eight historic buildings, this museum holds a wealth of historic artefacts, including local stories and memorabilia as well as significant Aboriginal items. Visitors can be a part of the history with interactive displays and working machinery with a push of a button. A craft cottage also operates on the grounds.

Millthorpe Main Street, Millthorpe, Country NSW

Millthorpe main street, Millthorpe

Exploring the town

The heart of Millthorpe is full of fascinating attractions. Head to boutique Millthorpe Blue to pick up fashion, accessories, art and bespoke homewares, or Plants n Pretty Pieces to find the perfect gift. A trip to Millthorpe wouldn’t be complete with a stop at the lolly shop, Dolce Sweets and Treats, which features all your nostlagic old-time favourites.  

Time your visit right (April and December annually) and you can also visit the Millthorpe Markets, widely regarded as among the best of their kind in the state. Explore the town further by plotting a tour of the gardens and market stalls during the Millthorpe Garden Ramble in November.

Eidolia Park Irises and more at Millthorpe Garden Ramble, Orange Area, Country NSW

Millthorpe Garden Ramble, Millthorpe

Where to stay

You’ll find many places to stay in Millthorpe, from pubs, motels and guesthouses to cottages such as Pym23 and Millthorpe on Pitt Luxury Stay.

Balcony overlooking the town at Great Western Lodge, Millthorpe

Great Western Lodge, Millthorpe - Credit: Great Western Lodge

Getting there

A 20min drive southeast of Orange and 30min west of Bathurst, Millthorpe enjoys a prime position in this part of New South Wales. The drive from Sydney through the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is 3h 30 min. You can also fly to Orange or Bathurst airports and rent a car. Intercity trains call at the heritage-listed Millthorpe Railway Station; there is now a daily direct train from Sydney and the journey takes around 4hr 30min.


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