Famous for: Agriculture, flour milling, chaff and hay, peas, potatoes and mining for bass salt
Historical Milestones: The discovery of payable gold at Ophir in 1851 and then the Robertson’s Land Act of 1861 stimulated an explosion of interest in this area. In 1884 construction of a large Flour Mill became a significant investment for the district. The railway line in 1877 and construction of a station in 1886 were the keys to the early prosperity of the village and its agricultural production.
What you can expect now: The village offers a unique mix of history, culture, commerce and produce with award winning restaurants, art and antiques, a museum, boutique shops, hotels, wine tasting and accommodation enhancing its charm, sophistication and eclectic style. The entire village is classified by the National Trust!
Key events to plan for:
- Millthorpe Markets – March/April and December
- Millthorpe Garden Ramble – October/November
Must see and do:
- Visit the Golden Memories Museum
- Browse boutiques shops, art and antiques
- Taste award winning food and wine
- Take a self-guided historical walking tour
- Don’t miss the Millthorpe Markets or Garden Ramble