The local beaches and lakes offer a variety of activities, from swimming, surfing and fishing to boating, water skiing and stand-up paddle boarding. Lifeguards patrol North and South Mollymook and Narrawallee Beaches over summer and dog lovers have a number of beaches where they can walk their furry friend on or off leash at various times. From Bendalong to Bawley you’ll find some of the South Coast’s best surf breaks including the famous Green Island.
If fishing is your thing, you’re spoilt for choice, with boat ramps offering access to Lake Conjola, Burrill Lake, Narrawllee Inlet and Lake Tabourie, or head out to sea and reel in a big one, with access from Bendalong, Ulladulla Harbour and Kioloa. Ulladulla Harbour also offers a floating pontoon, making boat access easier. Rock and beach fishing is a popular past-time, with many sheltered coves or rocky points to cast your line.
Milton is surrounded by stunning national parks and forests, so bushwalking opportunities are endless, whether it’s a stroll through one of the many wildflower reserves close to town or a hike through the majestic Budawang Ranges and to the summit of The Castle or Pigeon House Mountain. A quick swim to cool off in the pristine Clyde River just half an hour way is a must-do!
Cycling is another popular activity, with the picturesque Coastlink Pathway linking Milton Village and Mollymook Beach. The new mountain bike track at Burrill Lake, just ten minutes south of Milton, offers hours of fun for the more adventurous cyclist or go bush into the trails through the local forests.
Get creative with loads of community groups and events for people who love music, art, food and wine. The Milton Theatre plays hosts to regular visiting musicians, rock bands, music theatre performances and film nights. The region has the amazing Mudsingers choir, a town band, theatre group, pottery and woodworking group and several art and photography organisations. There are regular exhibitions and festivals including Artfest, the Milton Show and food and wine festivals where creatives can show their wares.
Shop till you drop in Milton with trendy homewares stores, fashion boutiques, food stores and antiques shops. The village has op-shops, galleries featuring local hand-made goodies and the show ground plays host to a monthly market, plus a farmer’s market every Saturday morning.
A variety of cafes, restaurants, two pubs and three wine bars in Milton village means a great evening out is always assured, with lots of fresh produce on the menu. Try Italian, Thai, Mexican or modern Australian cuisine. Don’t miss the locally made gelatos and chocolates – yum!