Perfectly situated in the rich pastoral hills of the Orange region, Millthorpe is a beautiful heritage-listed village with acclaimed restaurants, cool climate wineries and fascinating history. Sample local heritage and wine on a Millthorpe Wine Stroll Tour, or step back further in time at the Golden Memories Museum.
Fine food & wine
Renowned for its cool climate wines and local cellar doors, Millthorpe is a great base to explore nearby vineyards, including Angullong Wines, Slow Wine Co and Tamburlaine Organic Wines. On the daily Millthorpe Wine Stroll you’ll visit three separate wineries while exploring some of the town’s fascinating local heritage.
Enjoy dining at Tonic, an acclaimed restaurant that regularly garners a chef’s hat from The Good Food Guide. Showcasing the best from local producers, such as Mandagery Creek Venison and Cowra Lamb, this menu has a delicious seasonal focus and outstanding wine list.
Colonial & indigenous heritage
Take a step into the pages of fascinating colonial and Indigenous history at the Golden Memories Millthorpe Museum. Situated within eight large historic buildings, this museum holds a wealth of historic artefacts, including local stories and memorabilia as well as significant Aboriginal items. A craft cottage also operates on the grounds.
Exploring the town
The heart of Millthorpe is full of fascinating attractions. Pympyms is a great place to find a gift or souvenir, from locally made clothing to jewellery, soaps and candles. Millthorpe Blue is another boutique store that offers fashion and accessories. Explore the town further by plotting a tour of the gardens and market stalls during the Millthorpe Garden Ramble in November.
Getting there & where to stay
A 20min drive southeast of Orange and 30min west of Bathurst, getting to Millthorpe is easy. 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. You’ll find many places to stay in Millthorpe, from pubs, motels and guesthouses to cottages such as Pym23.
Fly into Orange Airport
Orange Airport is 15km from the Orange town centre. Make the short trip into the city using the taxi services at the terminal or ride-sharing Uber. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Qantas flies direct from Sydney to Orange four times a week and Regional Express flies direct from Sydney on weekdays. Link Airways operates direct flights from Orange to Brisbane six days a week and Orange to Melbourne four days a week.