Millthorpe is a beautiful Heritage-listed village in the Orange region of Country NSW that has elegant places to stay, acclaimed restaurants and cool climate wineries. The rich volcanic soils produce premium truffles, too. Browse in enticing boutiques for gifts, go on a cellar door crawl or join a food tour.
Fine food and wine complement an escape to Millthorpe. Unearth truffles on a paddock-to-plate tour, then taste them on of local restaurants. Enjoy dining at Tonic, which has long been lauded in The Good Food Guide and The Old Mill Cafe & Restaurant, which is housed in a heritage building with a pretty courtyard.
The Orange wine region is renowned for cool climate wines and there are a number of cellar doors for local vineyards in Millthorpe including Angullong Wines, Slow Wine Co and Tamburlaine Organic Wines.
Be sure to browse the Golden Memories Millthorpe Museum for fascinating colonial and Aboriginal artefacts. Plot a tour of the town's colourful gardens during the Millthorpe Garden Ramble and mark the biannual Millthorpe Markets, which features more than 200 stalls, in your calendar for April and December.
Getting to Millthorpe is easy; it’s a 20-minute drive southeast of Orange and 30 minutes west of Bathurst. 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.
In March 2019, intercity trains began calling at the heritage-listed Millthorpe Railway Station for the first time in 33 years. There is now a daily direct train from Sydney and the journey takes around 4hr 30min. You’ll find plenty of charming places to stay in Millthorpe, like motels, guesthouses and cottages rent.