Milang is a town steeped in history from the by-gone days of the paddle steamer trade. Once a thriving river port, Milang is now more suited to those who want to just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area. It is the only town on the shores of Lake Alexandrina and a few buildings of the period remain along with the restored railway station and carriages.
There is an abundance of water sport activities such as sailing, power boating, windsurfing, kite sailing and fishing, or just relax next to the lake. Tennis and lawn bowls is also nearby.
Port Milang Historic Railway Museum has a number of coaches and wagons standing on the original tracks alongside the original station building. These contain an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia of the Port of Milang and its railway.
At weekends it offers free miniature train rides to visitors and also has the only steam train simulator in South Australia where visitors can drive and reverse a steam train.
For those seeking culinary delights we have a number of wineries in the area as well a country bakery and Artisan Café offering local and heathy yummy food.
Yesterday’s Power Rally is held annually in January, and collectors and enthusiasts from around Australia gather at the oval for a weekend of activities, showcasing machinery and equipment from days gone by, as well as the ever-popular Tractor Pull.
Also held annually, in January on the Australia day long weekend, is one of the largest freshwater sailing classics in the world – the Milang-Goolwa Freshwater Classic, which attracts a yearly fleet of 400-500 boats of every shape and size between 14 and 40 feet. The Milang-Goolwa is by far the largest yacht race in South Australia and reputedly the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mr Fill-it is cooking Fish and Chips. Come down to the Milang Caravan Park for a delicious feed and a chat every Friday night.