MILLTHORPE

Millthorpe is a surprise town. Delightful Historic and preserved. Allow plenty of time when visiting. Millthorpe is encounted when traveling the Orange to Blayney (or vice versa) road. Millthorpe has a sister heritage town also just 12 ks on the other side of Blayney.

European settlement of the area began when a government stock station was established in 1823. The town is based upon a land grant originally known as 'Grove Farm' which was made out to convict overseer Charles Booth] in 1834. Noted explorer Thomas Mitchell twice stayed there during inland expeditions.

The town was once a major potato growing area and continues to have extensive agricultural activities. The town was originally called Spring Grove. A large flour mill was established in 1882. Consequently, in 1884 the town's name was changed from Spring Grove to Millthorpe. Today it is still essentially a service centre to the rich farmlands which surround it.

Millthorpe is a picturesque, compact and historic village set amidst gently rolling hills. Classified by the National Trust, it has a number of fine historic buildings, as well as cobbled, bluestone-bordered streets, art galleries, gift and antiques shops, a museum, two hotels, restaurants and cafes, a bowling club and motel. Two of the main streets, Victoria (which runs east-west) and Park (north-south), follow the contours of the local topography with a more regularised grid system extending outwards from them.

The Congregational Churches are century old buildings in delightful hillside vistas.

The Millthorpe War Memorial is represented at the sport park gates.

The Millthorpe Hotels is a mix of the old grand, the classic NSW and the upgraded tavern. All over a 100 years old.

The Millthorpe Museum is located at the northern entrance to the township.

When visiting Millthorpe be sure to allow plenty of time for this gem.

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Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course