Walk to Milton's alfresco cafés and restaurants; boutique shops, antiques, collectibles and 20thC design; art galleries and exhibitions!
The Milton Theatre is a historic building c1927 seats 200 has great ambience and excellent acoustics, used for live theatre and community performances. Great venue for local and overseas artists. Coming in 2013: Doug Parkinson 22nd June; Russell Morris 4th July; Lior 13th July; Grigoryan Brothers 28th August. Ticket sales 4455 3056.
The Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival is held on the June long weekend (8th - 10th June 2013) at various local venues -wine and cheese tastings, winery tours, winemakers' dinners, market stalls, local produce and live music.
The Milton Scarecrow Festival is held on Saturday 8th June 8am-5pm: Lots of scarecrows - fancy dress (noon) and scarecrow judging (2pm); markets, Shoalhaven zoo, animal show, petting zoo; jumping castles, golf and football fun, climbing wall, skate ramp. Local entertainment, bands, singers, dance shows, guessing competitions, games. The Escalators are playing at the Commercial Hotel 2pm till 5pm. The Milton Theatre presents Pinocchio at 7pm.
Bushwalking The town of 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.
Beaches Close to south coast beaches Mollymook and Narrawallee. Trails cover 40 kms of coastline walks from Lake Conjola to Merry Beach. The Conjola National Park reaches north from Milton along the coast to Sussex Inlet and covers an area of over 11,000 hectares. With large areas of woodland and heath with masses of wildflowers in spring, the park has an abundance of picnic areas, walking tracks and some of the best beaches in Australia.
Whales can be sighted during the migration season at various vantage points such as Warden Head Lighthouse. Some of the popular 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 Warden Head the 700m track winds through low scrub to a viewing platform facing the beach. On the first day of every month there are free guided wild flower walks departing from the entrance located in Warden Street, Ulladulla at 10am. The walk follows the longer of 2 tracks (1.3 level kms) through the Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve.
Explore the South Coast Cultural Trail! From the beauty of ancient natural wonders through to artistic expressions and galleries, heritage buildings and museums, the South Coast Cultural Trail lets you plan your visit with ease.
- Milton monthly markets 1st Saturday; Ulladulla Wharf markets 2nd Sunday; Mollymook beach reserve 5th Sunday
- Cellar door tasting at local wineries
- Whale and dolphin watching
- Beaches for swimming, snorkelling, diving, surfing and paddleboarding (Pam Burridge Surf School offers lessons 0409 767 176)
- Lake Congola, Tabourie and Burrill Lake for fishing, canoeing and sailing
- Mollymook Golf Club has two courses, 9 holes at Beachside and 'Hilltop' which is championship quality
- Ulladulla's new boardwalk is open! Cafés, cinema, shopping, tea house, leisure centre and bowling alley; fishing charters and boat/canoe hire; guided fossil walks on the harbour rock platforms and a sea pool!
- Day trips to Batemans Bay and unique towns like Nelligen, Mogo, Moruya, Narooma and Tilba