Gateway to the South Coast
Walk to the stylish country town of Milton with heritage buildings the setting for alfresco cafés, fine-dining restaurants, pubs, tapas bar and delis. Boutique shops for clothing, gift and homewares; antiques, collectibles and 20th Century design; art galleries and exhibitions. Milton's Cultural Centre features a timber gallery; shops and galleries with eclectic displays of art, retro furniture, glass art and sculptures - all crafted by local artists.
Milton est.1860s is heritage listed by the National Trust, along with many of its buildings, including the Town Hall c1871 (now library) Court House c1877 and Post Office c1878, original workers' cottages built in the 1870's, the Wesleyan Stone Church c1883 in Wason Street, and outlaying farm houses.
Beaches and Bush
Short drive to Mollymook and Narrawallee beaches..swimming, snorkelling, diving, surfing and paddleboarding. Trails cover 40 kms of coastline walks from Lake Conjola to Merry Beach. Conjola National Park reaches north from Milton along the coast to Sussex Inlet and covers an area of over 11,000 hectares. Large areas of woodland and heath have masses of wildflowers in spring, the park has an abundance of picnic areas, walking tracks and some of Australia's best beaches.
Local trails include the Milton rainforest walk, the 'One Track For All' on Ulladulla's northern headland, a feature walk with carvings made by the Budawang Aboriginal Landcare group and 'The Coomee Nulunga Cultural Trail' at Warden Head, a 700m track winds through low scrub to a viewing platform facing the beach. Whale watching during the migration season at various vantage points such as Warden Head Lighthouse. Short drive south to Lake Tabourie and Burrill Lake and north to Lake Conjola, for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and sailing.
Milton is set on a ridge between valleys and the Great Dividing Range and has sweeping coastal views to the east. The landmark Pigeon House Mountain (719m) in The Budawangs forms a spectacular backdrop to the west. The mountain ranges are situated at the south-east corner of the Morton National Park (162000ha) one of the state's largest parks. The landforms are various and so there is a diversity of flora and fauna. To the north-west of Pigeon House Mountain are the plateaux of Byangee Wall, The Castle, Mt Bushwalker and Granite Falls. To the east the views of the coast stretch from Point Perpendicular in the north to Mt Dromedary in the south. For bushwalks Take a Walk Southern NSW & ACT.
Ulladulla and Mollymook
Just seven kms to the south with its spectacular harbour, Ulladulla has cafés, cinemas, shops, tea house, leisure centre and bowling alley. Harbour fishing charters, boat/canoe hire. Guided fossil walks on the harbour rock platforms and a sea pool! Information and maps of Shoalhaven are available at the Ulladulla Visitors Centre Ph 4444 8820. Mollymook has two golf courses 9 holes Beachside and 18 holes championship course at Hillside.
From the beauty of ancient natural wonders through to artistic expressions and galleries, heritage buildings and museums, explore the South Coast Cultural Trail to plan your visit with ease.