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Mount Gambier Town – Millicent

With verdant parklands and numerous farms and timber industries, Millicent is one of the major town centres on the coast of South Australia.

Located towards the south eastern region of Adelaide and approximately 50 km from Mount Gambier, Millicent is a significant rural centre and popular town.

Millicent Attractions, Activities & Things to See & What to Do, SA




Millicent offers a number of great accommodation & caravan park options, caves, historic museums and scenic spots for tourists to visit. Millicent is believed to be the home to the Bungandidj Aborigines who lived in this area before European settlement.

Gradually, the town has emerged as a rural centre along the south coast with its increasing number of farmlands, timber industries and horticulture.

One of the most popular attractions in Millicent is its National Trust Museum; this museum houses some of the best rural artefacts in South Australia. You will see an array of excellent displays, exhibits showcasing local history, various historic farm machinery and a variety of horse drawn vehicles along with few interesting aboriginal artefacts. Recently, the museum has undergone a change in its thematic organisation with a separate section for each type of artefact.

Apart from the museum, the city of Millicent has a number of natural scenic spots to visit. The Canunda National Park on the coast is a popular attraction in the region. Visitors can view Australian flora and fauna including the unique western grey kangaroo, wombats and white-breasted sea eagles here.

Visitors staying in Millicent accommodation or in a caravan park can enjoy a scenic drive to Millicent’s neighbouring towns and their coastal attractions. Click the links below for the full list of attractions and things to do in Millicent.



Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola, SA

The Tantanoola Caves are named after the town of Tantanoola. Known for its scenic beauty, the Tantanoola Caves are one of the most-visited destinations in South Australia. These caves are the only wheelchair accessed...

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Millicent National Trust Museum

Millicent National Trust Museum

Millicent, SA

Millicent National Trust Museum is amongst the best local museums in Southern Australia. The building started as a primary school in 1873 and later housed the museum from 1960. It features all the stories of the...

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Millicent Murals

Millicent Murals

Millicent, SA

The Millicent Murals are one of the most popular artistic attractions in Millicent. Created by talented artist Yvonne Riley, the murals depict the history of the bridge area back in the 1890s and feature a horse and...

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Canunda National Park

Canunda National Park

Southend, SA

Canunda National Park is a national park in South Australia. Located 18 kilometres from Millicent and 428 kilometres Southeast of Adelaide, Canunda National Park features a diversity of coastal habitats. Canunda...

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Millicent Swimming Lake

Millicent Swimming Lake

Millicent, SA

Millicent Swimming Lake is a unique artificial lake built atop manicured lawns and trees. It features a man-made beach and wading pool, which are perfect for beating the heat during the hot summer months. Millicent...

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Lake Mcintyre Park

Lake McIntyre Park

Millicent, SA

Lake McIntyre Park is a sanctuary and popular attraction in Millicent; known for its expansive collection of native trees and birdlife. Picnicking is one of the best things to enjoy in the park, with shaded areas, free...

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Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola, SA

Apart from the beautiful Tantanoola Caves and various scenic spots across the town, the city of Tantanoola is also renowned for the Tantanoola Tiger. The speculation of the presence of a tiger in Tantanoola began after...

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Domain Playground

Domain Playground

Millicent, SA

The Domain Playground, also known as the Millicent Mega Playground, is a vibrant outdoor adventure space in Millicent. It features a modern playground with fun equipment catering to kids of all age groups, as well as...

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Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

Millicent, SA

Jubilee Park is a scenic place for visitors to picnic and unwind; located on North Terrace in Millicent. The park is surrounded by verdant views thanks to the manicured gardens and lawns. Jubilee Park Picnic &...

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The Bowman Scenic Drive

Limestone Loop

Between Mount Gambier & Adelaide, SA

The Limestone Loop is a spectacular driving experience which takes travellers from Adelaide, all the way down to the southern township of Mount Gambier and back up to Adelaide again. For the best experience, take 4 days...

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Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Millicent, SA

Centennial Park in Millicent is a family-friendly picnic area. It features a popular playground that kids love. Dogs are welcome too, with locals frequently visiting the area with their pets in tow. Centennial Park...

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Millicent Skatepark

Millicent Skatepark

Millicent, SA

The Millicent Skatepark is the number-one skating destination in Millicent; featuring a concrete park with an open bowl and a ramp that spills onto the street area. Skaters are invited to do all sorts of tricks with the...

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