A town with a passionate community boasting great independent shops from a butcher to quirky second-hand stores.

Milton is at the core of the Bruce Ward in the Clutha District, and is the main entryway to North, South and Central Otago.

It is a short drive away from the beautiful beaches of Bull Creek, Toko Mouth and Chrystalls Beach on the Forgotten coastal Highway

Ancient whale and dolphin fossils and a stunning lookout over Lake Waihola await just 9 kms north east from town.

While Mount Stuart Reserve up the Manuka Gorge Highway (State Highway 8) was a popular picnic spot way back in the 1870s and is still a firm favourite with freshwater fishing as well.

Milton’s main landmark is still the gothic-inspired Tokomairiro Presbyterian Church which was built in the 1880’s and has category one listed status with Heritage New Zealand.

You can get a bird's eye view of town by walking up the McNally track.

Want more info? Head to this local community website - http://milton-district.co.nz/

What to do in Milton