MILTON

Milton is the opposite of Ulladulla, but survives in its shadow. Milton is a delightful old classic town and community and the locals and others in the region love Milton. And so will you. Milton is an old town that predates the beach come tourism mantra. Milton was a practical town providing services to practical people for 100 years. Only in the 50ís did the town start falling out of favour for the new tourism of Ulladulla.

The reason for the name of the town is not readily known.

Milton was founded in the middle of the 19th century. The coastal area of in the Milton-Ulladulla-Mollymook area was seen by Captain James Cook in 1770 when sailing north along the east coast of Australia and he noted the nearby Pigeon House Mountain.

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 and 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; Shaolhaven Anglican School and St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School.

Though Milton is small there are aspects that are quite stunning. Both the hotels are well over a 100 years old. There is many a yarn about the history awaits the listener.

The churches are old. The Anglican is quite a beautiful church and is often open.

The Milton War Memorial is also an interesting cenotaph. Take the time to absorb the context of the time plus the Anglican Church roll call.

Lots of the buildings in Milton are over 100 years old.

Milton is just 8k from Ulladulla but it might just as well be a 108. Milton is an independent community that accepts most key essential services are provided down the road at Ulladulla.

Heritage diary

 

 

  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course