Once you arrive in Millicent, a trip to the Millicent Visitor Information Centre is a must. The centre provides extensive, up-to-date information on the region, souvenirs, local arts, crafts, maps, internet access and local publications. The centre also holds many displays and exhibitions, as well as being the entrance to the award-winning Living History Museum.
The award winning Living History Museum evolved around an old school house and has over twenty, beautifully restored horse-drawn vehicles. It is the largest collection in South Australia. Also included in the fantastic museum is the Shipwreck Room, a display replica of Aboriginal Rock Art unique to the district, a T-class locomotive and the exciting new interactive display of South East Drainage.
Whilst in Millicent, visit Lake McIntyre, a reclaimed quarry that has become a natural wonderland for birds and native wildlife. It’s a terrific spot to stop for a family picnic and take a walk through the native foliage.
Off in the distance, you can see the Woakwine Wind Farms – the largest wind farm development in the Southern Hemisphere. Well worth a closer look, the Woakwine Range Wind Farm Drive takes you right to the base of these engineering wonders, as they generate power for the national grid.
The drive also encompasses fantastic attractions, such as Vistara Trout Farm, which has fresh fish, tours and other local produce for sale. Lake Bonney, South Australia’s largest fresh water lake and Canunda National Park, South Australia’s second largest coastal park, stretches 40 kilometres from Southend to Carpenter Rocks. This park is a four-wheel driver’s delight, encompassing spectacular walking trails, boardwalks and lookouts. It has splendid panoramic views of the lakes, costal environment and wildlife. Other local attractions include the Tantanoola Caves.