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Spa Life Magazine: Mosey on down to Milton20 November 2012
Extract from an article originally published in Spa Life Magzine. Story by Kris Abbey.
One of those places where the name ring a bell, but you just can’t quite place exactly where it is. Until you go there. Then you never forget it. It casts the Milton spell on you and you just want to keep going back.
It seems that’s what happened to half the people who live in Milton. They were passing through or had a summer vacation there, and loved the place so much they uprooted and moved back there for good.
So where on earth is Milton? It’s a good three-hour drive from Sydney on the NSW South Coast. The popular summer spots of Mollymook and Ulladulla about 10 minutes away. It is extremely cosmopolitan with lots of great little cafes, art and craft shops, fashion boutiques and lovingly restored heritage buildings. You half expect to see a horse-drawn carriage trouping down the main street.
In desperate need of family weekend away. We pack up the car on Thursday night and he head out of the rat race.
For me, being in the country takes me back to my roots. I grew up on a farm, so I immediately relax with the familiarity of the fresh still air and the sound of silence. It’s a bit like lounging back into an old comfortable chair. We arrive around I0 pm, which in itself brings a trip down memory lane. One of the things I miss most about living in the country (and there are plenty, but this is a biggy) is the night sky. Its black canvas with a generous sprinkling of stars dancing overhead is a sight. I never get sick of seeing it, and I love gazing up and pointing out the Saucepan and the Southern Cross to the kids.
From Sydney you can travel via picturesque Kangaroo Valley, or via the coast road. If you follow the coast you bypass the scenic town of Kiama and shortly after, can choose to stay on the highway through the historic town of Berry to Nowra or else leave the highway and continue along the coast, travelling through the charming towns of Gerringong and Gerroa, passing through Seven Mile Beach National Part and past the award-wining wineries Coolangatta Estate and Two Figs Winery before rejoining the highway at Nowra. Travel a further 60km through rich rural pasturelands until arriving the historic Milton.
Arrive early and visit the cellar door to taste some award-winning wines made the traditional way in an underground cave. Take in the stunning views while you enjoy lunch or dinner in the Vineyard Kitchen which serves seasonal food with French influences using the freshest local produce.