Discover the beauty and charm of the Central West of New South Wales with a visit to Carcoar, Millthorpe, and Orange. These quaint towns offer a unique and delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, with a rich history, beautiful countryside and delicious dining experiences.
Start by experiencing the ultimate in comfort and relaxation at the Arisaig. This stunning 19th-century sandstone cottage is nestled in the heart of the village and offers a unique blend of history and modern luxury.
Take a stroll through the village and admire the stunning architecture of the Carcoar Courthouse and the Belubula River Bridge, or relax in the beautiful garden at the Arisaig. Nearby, the Carcoar Train Station was built in 1876 as part of the now-defunct Blayney to Demondrille railway line. The station is now a museum, showcasing the rich railway heritage of the area, and offering a glimpse into the past. For the more adventurous, the abandoned tunnel is a must-visit. Walk through the dark and eerie tunnel, surrounded by the sounds of nature, and imagine the trains that once travelled through this historic railway.
Next, visit Millthorpe, just a short drive from Carcoar, a charming village known for its historic main street lined with quaint shops, cafes, and pubs. Take a leisurely walk through the village, visit the local farmers market, or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many dining options. The Millthorpe Providore is a must-visit, offering a range of locally sourced produce and handmade goods.
Finally, head to Orange, a bustling regional city known for its rich history, beautiful parks, and vibrant arts and culture scene. Visit one of the many wineries in the area, explore the picturesque Cook Park, or take a guided tour of the Orange Regional Museum. Make sure to stop by Ross Hill Vineyard, where you can sample some of the local wines and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
These charming towns offer a unique and delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. So, pack your bags and head to Carcoar, Millthorpe, and Orange for a wonderful small-town experience.