Things to do in Millthorpe
Experience high altitude, cool climate wines in a cozy bluestone cottage. A perfect way to relax at the end of an adventurous day.
The Millthorpe Corner Store
A favourite among both locals and visitors alike, start your weekend on the right foot with a coffee and bacon and egg roll.
A fully licensed cafe using locally sourced seasonal produce and showcasing a variety of handmade beeswax and honey items.
Healing Touch - Beauty Therapy
Unwind and relax with a personalized facial, massage, manicure, or pedicure.
Bowerbird Old Wares
A lovingly crafted collection of locally sourced antique homewares.
Millthorpe Sweet and Unique
A unique collection of old-time sweets, handmade chocolates, and homewares designed by local artists.
Things to do in the Central West
Western Plains Zoo - Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, in central west New South Wales. The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and includes the option to walk, drive, or bike around the track.
Orange Botanic Gardens
17 hectares of native and exotic plants. Take the Country Walk will guide you through the homestead garden, Billabong, indigenous woodlands, apple orchard, and heritage rose garden.
The Dish - Parkes
The Parkes Observatory ( also known as the Dish) is a radio telescope observatory, located 20 kms north of Parkes. It is one of several radio antennas used to receive live, televised images of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20th July 1969.
Its scientific contributions over the decades led the ABC to describe it as “the most successful instrument ever built in Australia” after 50 years of operation.
Age of Fishes Museum - Canowindra
A chance discovery in 1955 by a local roadworker revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contained the remains of thousands of fresh water fish. Many of the fossils were new to science. The best of the fossils so far recovered are on public display at Canowindra, at the Age of Fishes Museum.
Visited by Sir David Attenborough the museum offers a remarkable insight into the history of life on earth.
The Wellington Caves are located 8km south of Wellington NSW. Guided tours are available to the Cathedral Cave, Gaden Cave and the Phosphate Mine.
Be amazed by the beautiful calcite crystal formations like stalagmites, stalactites, columns, flowstones and coral.
Whilst touring the Phosphate Mine, visitors will be enthralled by the story of the mine and the megafauna bones it secretly holds within its muddy walls.
Mayfield Garden - Oberon
Mayfield Garden is a privately-owned garden over 15 hectares (36 acres) and is now open for your enjoyment 363 days of the year! Mayfield is setting out to become the artistic and entertainment hub of the Central West with an exciting range of events and workshops lined up throughout the year. Put on your best walking shoes, grab a hat and sunscreen and allocate a day to wander this spectacular garden with its folly’s, water gardens and bridges.
The Central West offers many cool climate wine varieties. Visit a stunning array of cellar doors to experience all that our region has to offer, including: