• Historic buildings
  • Fishing
  • Farmstays


  • By car: 40 minutes from Dunedin
  • By car: 3 hours from Queenstown

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Look for the historic Old Sod Cottage as you drive through the rural town of Milton. Built in the gold rush days, it’s more than 140 years old.

The small Otago town of Milton has a number of significant historic buildings. The Old Sod Cottage, built in the 1860s, was a waypoint for miners on their way to the Tuapeka goldfields. Other historic buildings include McGills Flour Mill and the Alliance Textile Mill. The textile mill opened in November 1897 and is still going strong. Tours can be arranged. Milton also has an interesting museum. Recommended fishing spots include Bull Creek and Toko Mouth. There are several farmstays in the area, offering you the chance to experience life in a rural community. Functional facts: Approx. population 1890, basic shops, information centre, limited accommodation.
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