An eclectic mix of intrigue is the best way to describe Millers Flat. Leaving the main highway you cross the distinctive 'Blue Bridge' to the township proper.
In the town you’ll find a historic wooden bake house museum which offers an intriguing insight into how baking was 100 years ago. With no electricity, just candles and a fire, this 1908 bake house is well worth a visit. Next door is Faigans café and store, owned by four generations of the Faigan family who originally built the bake house.
With the Clutha Gold Trail passing through town, a tavern, holiday park, community outdoor pool and reserve its a great place to stop and relax. Get some gravel dust flying as you explore further afield driving out to Horseshoe Bend, which once upon a time supported 200 gold miners and shopkeepers. There’s a walkway to the only suspension bridge remaining of the many that once provided safe crossing over the Clutha River.
Further up the road are the Lonely Graves. Legend has it they belong to William Rigney and a young man whose body Rigney found washed up on the beach. Set high on the hill is the wooden headstone marked with the words: “Somebody’s Darling Lies Buried Here.”
Word has it that it wasn’t Rigney who found the body, but whatever the truth, Rigney was later buried beside the wooden grave and the words inscribed on his stone read: “Here lies the body of William Rigney, the man who buried Somebody’s Darling.”
Also known for its Boxing Day Rodeo that attracts cowboys and girls from all over Australasia, Millers Flat is bustling when the horses roll into town.