Escaping the reality of life’s hustle and bustle is easy in Millthorpe, where you’ll discover Nostalgia at its finest. This quaint little town is set in the countryside’s beautiful rolling hills, and to match the great scenery it offers some superior drops of wine. Settled in the 19th century, Millthorpe became one of the main railway centres in New South Wales once the railway system was established. So many memories of this town’s rich heritage still stand today, so don’t miss the gorgeous 19th century architecture and cobblestone roads that’ll take you back in time. To learn about the fascinating history of the town, be sure to visit the Golden Memories Museum for the story behind it all.
Millthorpe is more than just scenic and historic though. It’s also home to boutique fashion stores, art shops and antique stores. The bi-annual Millthorpe Markets showcase over 200 stalls with clothing, jewellery, toys, second-hand goods and local produce. You can check out the markets on the first Sunday of April and December, each year. If you're here in November, make sure you attend the Millthorpe Garden Ramble, when 10 of the best local gardeners open their gardens to the public for the entire weekend.
Many would argue that this town has grown sweeter with age, much like its award-winning wines, which are available at Angullong Wines and the Millthorpe Wine Centre. Millthorpe is also home to the award-winning restaurant, Tonic. If you're looking for unique souvenirs, or simply want to indulge in some of the local produce, you can't go past Millthorpe’s delicious local chocolate, honey and truffles. From local pub fare all the way to top-notch fine dining fare, there’s something to suit every taste and budget in Millthorpe.
The Millthorpe township has plans to improve its public transport system in the future but, for now, it's best to hire a car at the airport to make it easy to get around. Millthorpe is three-and-a-half hours’ drive from both Canberra and Sydney airports. So, check out our cheap flights to Sydney or Canberra. From Millthorpe, you can explore some of the other towns in the surrounding regions, like Bathurst 30 minutes away, which is home to the famous annual car race, and Orange 20 minutes away, the birthplace of Banjo Patterson which is also famous for its beautiful parks and cool-weather produce.
For a holiday filled with good old-fashioned fun, and great food and wine, check out our great range of Millthorpe accommodation and get ready for a beautiful country holiday away from the city lights.
Hotels in Millthorpe start at AU$109 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.