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Milang is a peaceful coastal town offering a laid-back lifestyle that suits the many families, windsurfers, anglers or bird watchers who enjoy it today.

The town has many charming old buildings, including heritage workmen's shacks on the foreshore and other reminders of a bygone paddle steamer era.

Milang was once an active river port of South Australia, where paddle steamers would unload their cargo for transport overland to Adelaide, Port Adelaide and the world, first by bullock dray then by steam train. The history of the town can be seen everywhere you look, and the local Progress Association and Historical Society are continually helping to preserve this aspect of Milang. You can visit the museum or browse through the Port Milang railway station complex.

Come to Milang for Australia's biggest freshwater boat race - the Milang Goolwa Freshwater Classic, which began in 1966. After the race, join the party at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club.

Stay at the Milang Lakeside Caravan Park with its many trees and abundant bird life. Enjoy the park's tranquil surroundings, with its many trees and abundant bird life in a birdwatchers paradise, overlooking Lake Alexandrina.

Milang is a short drive to the Fleurieu Peninsula's wine growing districts of Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek.

See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula – a coastal playground famed for its laidback lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience, and top fishing spots.

It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon.

Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842, and it consistently produces some of the best drops you'll ever taste.

There's also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.