Renowned for its mid-19th-century architecture and vibrant arts scene, Milton is a charming country town on the South Coast. The surrounding farmlands provide a bounty of gourmet produce and fine wines, with the walking trails of Pigeon House Mountain just a short drive away.
Things to do in Milton
Wander the charismatic streets of Milton, which are packed with antique shops and handicraft boutiques. Stop in at an artisan bakery for lunch or coincide your visit with the Milton Village Markets where you’ll find a colourful range of seasonal local produce.
Visit the Millhouse Art Gallery where works by local artists are on display. Exhibitions change with the seasons and include paintings, sculptures and leadlight glass, with many of the works for sale.
Enjoy a theatrical or operatic performance at the beautifully restored Milton Theatre, originally built as the town’s School of Arts. Live music takes place throughout the week at the Commercial Hotel and the Star Hotel, featuring local acts and touring bands.
Want to experience Milton after dark? Join the late-19th-century mistress of the Star Hotel on a lantern-lit walking tour to discover the ghosts of Milton. Hear eerie tales and local legends and experience a few spine-tingling thrills along the way.
Getting around Milton
Milton is just over three hours’ drive from Sydney and slightly closer to Canberra, with buses connecting along the South Coast north to Nowra and south to Eden. The town itself is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.