Milton Village - celebrating 150 years
Milton South Coast NSW Australia
Today, Milton the township is classified as an Urban Conservation Area and its businesses, buildings and residents respectfully combine the town’s heritage nature with a contemporary lifestyle.
Over recent years Milton has become home to some of our country’s most talented artists and crafts people who have been drawn to the town for its heritage appeal, its proximity to the sea as well as it’s rural beauty.
Across the road from the historic Court House (1877) and Milton Post Office (1880), nestled in behind the Milton Theatre, known by performers and patrons alike for its intimate ambience and quality entertainment, is the Cultural Centre housing many of the town’s galleries and art studios.
Take a short detour down Milton Wason Street past many of the original workers cottages built in the 1870’s and 1880’s. At the end of the street about 300 metres from the highway and across the road from the magnificent Wesleyan Stone Church (built 1883) you will find treasures from bygone days at Turnbull Bros.. Antiques. The sheds, known as Mudge’s Corner, were built pre-1900 as a cordial factory and the homestead was built in 1906.
As you continue to meander through Milton streets, you will discover a myriad of specialty shops selling fashion & accessories, antiques, home décor, sweets, gourmet treats, gifts, flowers plus health and beauty products & services. Enjoy a freshly squeezed juice, a refreshing coffee or a delicious light lunch at any one of the many cafes along the way.
The centre of a prosperous agricultural area and increasingly popular tourist destination, Milton offers real bush hospitality and a great range of interesting attractions and activities.
Milton Festivals and Events
Throughout the year Milton celebrates annual events such as the Agricultural Show in late February-early March, Escape ArtFest in September-October which showcases art, music, poetry, theatre, dance and film; the Scarecrow Festival held over the June long weekend and the Milton Settlers Fair over the October long weekend.
Boasting an excellent selection of places to stay including B&B’s, farm cottages, motel and tourist park, and its close proximity to pristine beaches, mountain ranges, bushwalks and larger coastal towns of Nowra, Ulladulla and Batemans Bay, Milton has become a delightful holiday and short stay destination for visitors to the NSW South Coast.