Millicent was proclaimed in in 1870 and named after Millecent Glen, daughter of the first Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide. As the largest town in the Wattle Range Council, Millicent is a perfect base to explore the attractions of the region.
While staying with us at MILLICENT MOTEL, ask us about local attractions including 4WDing on vast unspoiled beaches at Canunda, swimming at Millicent's huge man-made, beached swimming lake during summer and just down the road is the Millicent National Trust Museum featuring stories of the Limestone Coast and a vast collection of historical materials.
Whether it is playing golf at Millicent Golf Club, cave exploring in Tantanoola, visiting wineries at Penola or day trips to the beach-side towns of Southend and Beachport, MILLICENT MOTEL is your ideal, centrally located home base to explore everything the beautiful Limestone Coast has to offer.
Millicent National Trust Museum
Located in the main street of town, this Award Winning Museum houses the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also home to the Helen Hughes Costume Collection, Shipwreck room, Millicent Room, Farm Machinery Shed plus more. Open seven days a week
Millicent and surrounds has a packed calendar of events throughout the year.
From the Millicent Show, the Pines Enduro off-road race to the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup, there is always something on.
Features a diverse range of local, state and national exhibitions. The Millicent Gallery is a high quality public exhibition space situated in the Civic Centre Complex, Millicent.
Historic Beachport is a quaint coastal town. Stroll along South Australia's 2nd longest jetty, visit the Pool of Siloam, a salt swimming lake seven times saltier than the sea, reputed to relieve arthritis and rheumatism.
Enjoy a scenic drive taking in the Lake Bonney Wind Farm (the Southern Hemisphere's largest), Canunda National Park and Tantanoola.
Penola and Coonawarra
Explore the wine region of the Limestone Coast. Rich terra rossa soil produce some of Australia's finest red wine grapes which can be sampled at the region's wineries.
See the mysterious Tantanoola Tiger at the Tantanoola Pub, tour the Tantanoola Caves and view the restored, historic Tantanoola Railway.
First established in 1845, Mayura Station is a National award winning boutique Wagyu beef producer. For the ultimate 'paddock to plate' experience, make an occasion of 'Dining at The Tasting Room'.
Millicent Golf Club
Millicent has one of South Australia's best country golf courses. Play 18 holes in a peaceful bushland setting with watered greens and fairways. All equipment is available for hire.
Wattle Range Region
Enjoy the region and take a driving tour of Wattle Ranges; historic towns including the Glencoe Woolshed, Nangwarry Logging and Forestry Museum and the Kalangadoo sculptures.
Parks, playgrounds, swimming, hiking and 4WD adventures
Millicent has a huge range of outdoor destinations.
Millicent Swimming Lake, Jubilee Park, Millicent Skatepark, Domain Mega Playground (including Nature Play Space), all located in the heart of town.
The Lake McIntyre Native Wildlife and Vegetation Reserve, on the outskirts of town, to the magnificent Canunda National Park and Kanawinka Geopark. There is bound to be something for everyone.
Visit South Australia's largest regional centre just 30 minutes' drive from Millicent. See the Blue Lake change colour with the seasons. Visit the Lady Nelson Visitor Centre to find out about the region's attractions including the Glenelg River and the amazing sites created by long-extinct volcanoes.
Millicent is located on the Limestone Coast in South Australia, 412km south east of Adelaide and 469km west of Melbourne.