The delightful township of Milton is popular for its scenic rural coastal setting, its living history, rich cultural life, delightful range of colourful shops, fascinating galleries and lively food places boasting numerous renowned restaurants including St Isidore, Mrs Top, Tipsy Fig & Woodfired Pizza.
Milton’s magnificent location ensures something for everyone whether you’d like to spend time on the pristine beaches, adventure in the mountainous forested hinterland, muck around in boats,or any more of myriad other activities only minutes away.
The welcoming friendliness of the locals is wholeheartedly country and an atmosphere of creativity and personality is evident in the diverse artistry and craftsmanship on show at venues throughout the township.
Milton is also the gateway to the Budawang Ranges. Morton National Park with the landmark Pigeon House Mountain, first noted by Captain James Cook in 1770, forms a stunning backdrop in the landscape to the west of Milton. Enjoy bushwalking at Pigeon House, the Castle, Mount Bushwalker, Florence and Rusden Head, Granite Falls and the Budawangs. Coastline walks and trails feature wildflowers, unique Australian fauna and coastal forests, but climbing Pigeon House earns a badge of honour.
The Reverend Thomas Kendall was the first European settler to the area when he started cutting cedar at Narrawallee Creek near Milton. Milton, as a town, is classified with the Australian National Trust. This is because of the number of homes and buildings in the town that were built from 1870 onwards. Milton has a NSW Government Primary School; Milton Public School and two private schools: Shoalhaven Anglican School and St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School. Cultural Centre of the South Coast Art, theatre, music, cafe, pub culture, mountains to the sea
Milton loves to party, playing host to the Milton Settlers Fair, Scarecrow Festival and the not to be missed Escape Art Fest, especially the art walk on the first Thursday night of the ten day festival – wine, music, art and culture. Don’t miss the monthly craft markets or our fantastic Milton Theatre. Make sure you are on the mailing list – shows a plenty, not to be missed.
http://us.sydney.com/town/Milton/Milton_Show_Society/info.aspx – Milton Show Society