A beautiful, historic small town close to Orange with cellar doors, boutique shopping and cafés.

Orange to Millthorpe Map

An excellent day trip or overnight option. Millthorpe is a small town about 25mins drive / 1.25hrs (35kms) ride SE of Orange. Popular with tourists especially on weekends, it’s home to beautiful tree-lined streets, two storey terraces and historic buildings. It’s an easy place to spend a few hours wandering through the shops or having a bite to eat at one of the cafés or pubs. And to cap it all off it is home to three excellent cellar doors – Angullong, Slow Wine Co and Tamburlaine.

Town Details

From Orange25mins
From Orange*1.25hrs

* using Millthorpe Route

Things to Do

Visit one or all of the three cellar doors. Spend some time browsing the boutique shops. Have lunch at a café or at Tonic (weekends). Grab a beer or meal at the Millthorpe Hotel. Spend some time at the Golden Memories Museum or visit one of the local art galleries. Follow the Millthorpe Heritage Walk.

Where to Eat & Drink

Cafés: Providore is excellent and open 7 days, The Old Mill (Thu to Sun) and Millthorpe Chocolates Café (Thu to Sun) are also good options.

Restaurants: Tonic is excellent and is open for lunch on weekends and dinnner Thu to Sat.

Pubs: Millthorpe Hotel serves pizzas and pub classics.


Ashcrofts on Pym is open 7 days.

Where to Stay

A good mix of accommodation options are listed on the Millthorpe Village website including guesthouses, motels, farm stays and BNB’s. There are also a number of properties on AirBNB.

Getting There

As mentioned above, by bike from Orange is about 1.25hrs (35kms) using the Millthorpe Route. By car, it’s about 25mins from Orange and around 3.25hrs from Sydney.

The XPT (train) runs from Sydney and stops in Millthorpe, check with Transport NSW about bringing your bikes. There is currently a push to allow roll-on bikes on NSW regional trains, you can support it here.

The Routes

Looking to include Millthorpe on your ride? The Ride Orange routes below all pass through or start in Millthorpe.



65km / 472m / 2.5hrs

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A road ride to one of the most beautiful towns in the region. Visit the cellar doors, stop for coffee or do a bit of shopping before heading back to town.

The Cellar Doors Three excellent cellar doors all a short walk from each other in the heart of Millthorpe. Food & Coffee Options Cafés: Providore is excellent and open 7…

Guyong Loop

Guyong Loop

98km / 824m / 3.5hrs

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Ride through picturesque rolling hills to the South and East of Orange taking in the open sparse plains of Blayney & historic Millthorpe.

Rolling roads… A route without challenging hills but with a few bumps along the way, this is perfect for a steady endurance ride. The landscape is picturesque grazing country. A…

Byng Gravel Ride Orange

Millthorpe via Byng

89km / 1120m / 3.5hrs / 54% gravel

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A roundabout gravel way to get to Millthorpe. Head out through (the recently logged) Kinross Forest, then enjoy the rolling gravel roads around the 1830's settlement Byng.


Update 9.2.23 I rode this route a couple of weeks ago on my relatively new gravel bike with 40mm tyres (Pirelli Cinturato H). The road condition has deteriorated a little…

Ride Orange Barry Roobaix Fell Timber Road

Barry Roobaix

106km / 1485m / 5hrs / 57% gravel

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Paul and Mal's gravel classic. Glorious open gravel roads that run South of Millthorpe and take in beautiful historic Carcoar, before the tiny towns of Neville and Barry.


Update April 2024. We’ve just completed Barry Roobaix for 2024 on the longer course Mal designed and I have to say I think it’s the best gravel loop in the…

Blayney Landscape


136km / 1441m / 5hrs

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Immerse yourself in the sparse open plains of Blayney and Guyong on this glorious rolling ride.

A stunner… Really, this is Barry / Newbridge but the option to have a ride named Barry was just too good to pass up. A route without challenging hills but…


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