With many well-preserved buildings from its establishment in 1860, the township of Milton has been classified by the National Trust, making it a popular tourist destination. Milton history walking tours are run every Saturday night beginning at the Milton Cultural Centre opposite the Milton Post Office.
Historically the second-largest town in the Ulladulla region, this National Trust listed town has blossomed as a holiday destination in recent years. Bookshops, cafés and galleries have taken over most of the main street, which is also lined with historic buildings, making Milton a pocket-sized delight. Every Saturday night you can take a lantern-lit walking tour to experience the Milton of the late 1800s.
Set amidst lush farmland, Milton is starting to meld with the neighbouring coastal towns of Mollymook and Ulladulla, but also provides a contrast to the two neighbouring towns; a charming village sitting side-by-side with the small seaside holiday town of Mollymook and the coastal commercial hub of Ulladulla. It’s a great place to base yourself to explore the southern end of Jervis Bay and the northern end of the Sapphire Coast.
To the west of Milton, the landscape is dominated by the rock spire of Pigeon House Mountain, one of the most striking features of Morton National Park. The ascent to the top of the mountain involves a final demanding climb up ladders, but the reward is a sublime view of the surrounding park and out to sea.
If antiquing, pottery, and local arts and crafts are your bag, then Milton is the ideal place to browse all three; check out Nulladolla Pottery Group for local handmade wares, Yatte Yattah Pottery at the nearby town of the same name, specialising in porcelaneous clays with crystal glazes, The Millhouse Gallery, displaying a range of works by local artists, and Turnbull Bros Antiques the oldest antique and old wares shop in Milton. On the first Saturday of the month the town holds a local produce and craft market, which is a great place to pick up local fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread, local art and crafts or homemade jams.