Millicent is located approximately 412 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and approximately 469 kilometres west of Melbourne. Millicent is centrally located in the middle of the Wattle Range Council area, approximately 50 kilometres from Penola and 36 kilometres approximately from Beachport.
Millicent is one of the major service centres on the Limestone Coast, with the town supported by surrounding farms and timber industry. The town has been known for its pulp and paper mills since the 1940’s.
An attraction to the town is it’s large swimming pool (more a lake than a pool) and its impressive Museum. Situated close by is the wild and beautiful Canunda National Park which edges the Great Southern Ocean and the charming small town of Tantanoola famed for its caves and its “tiger”.
Millicent was proclaimed in 1870 after a township developed on the limestone ridge in the centre of the newly drained Millicent flats.
The town is surrounded by many attractions including Lake Bonney and the Wind Farm, Wyrie Swamp, Tantanoola Cave and many more spots to explore in the region.