The second of two blogs on some things to do in and around Millicent, for those muggle family members looking for other activites, as well as those who want to take a short break from caching.
Lake McIntyre, a sandstone quarry prior to 1991, is a sanctuary for the prolific bird life in the area, it has native trees, lovely shaded setting, observation hides, Interpretive Centre, boardwalk and bridge, viewing platforms, walking trail, free access and picnic areas.
You don’t have to be an experienced bushwalker to enjoy the walking trail, which takes approximately 20 minutes to skirts the lake. Seats have been provided in several locations and the trail provides access to two bird hides. The lake attracts numerous native and migratory birds, with over 50 species of water birds and waders recorded you are guaranteed to see many of them.
The area is ideal for a picnic lunch with free gas barbecues, seats and tables, Interpretive Centre, flush toilets, wheelchair access, ample parking spaces and turning space for buses and caravans.
The boardwalk and bridge provides the link from the barbecue area to the walking trail around the lake.
Millicent Traffic School
The Millicent Children’s Road Safety Centre was established in 1968 by the Millicent Lions Club, the centre was originally called the Road Safety “School”, but was altered because children did not want to go to a “school” when they had just finished for the day.
It was funded by the community and built on council owned land to teach children basic road safety skills. The Lions ran the centre until the late 1980’s when it was handed over to the District Council of Millicent (now Wattle Range Council) and is run by volunteers who took charge of the centre in 1996, and opened it to the public every Saturday afternoon for years.
The Centre has been recently refurbished, a project made possible by the generous financial support of OneFortyOne and the many hours of volunteer time donated, including from the Millicent Lions Club.
On Sunday 16 September 2018 about 300 children, parents and grandparents gathered at the Children’s Road Safety Centre in Fifth Street, Millicent to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished facility. The complex enables children to cycle along the simulated streets ruled by traffic signs and lights. The lights are now operational at all times and can be activated by a simple push of the button situated on the front wall of the building.