Our Sunflower Celebration attracted an enthusiastic, albeit COVID-restrained, crowd this month. It’s a fixture on the annual calendar now so those who missed out can make a note for next year when it will be back bigger and better.

Of course the stunning Sunflower garden created by our dedicated horticulture team was the star attraction but the generosity of Tino Carnevale and Angus Stewart from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia as well as music by Les Coqs Incroyables, Emily Sanzaro and the Southside Steppers, and of course all our lovely and inquisitive guests, made the day a big success.


We must make special mention of our friends from NITA who opened the day with a smoking ceremony and welcome to country, then conducted a fascinating ‘bush tucker’ tour right there on Paddy’s Beach. They showed us how their people once thrived on the natural produce of the area and how those traditional food sources are now dwindling as the climate changes.

We continue to work with NITA to provide historical and cultural experiences for all our events at The Mill.

Maria Island 2 day photography workshops with Cam Blake

Workshop 1: Friday 2 April – Sunday 4 April 2021 (Easter weekend)
Workshop 2: Friday 14 May – Sunday 16 May 2021

Spend 2 full days photographing the unique multi-faceted landscapes of Maria Island. Highly acclaimed landscape photographer and experienced teacher Cam Blake, will coach you on professional techniques – from the basics to advanced skills – to capture the colours and light of this spectacular place. You will be shooting sunrise to sunset and even some night time astro photography if the weather is clear, then returning to Spring Bay Mill each evening for editing workshops and discussion. Numbers are limited to book soon or miss out, book here.

Forget your boring city venues, same, same…

Lotsa conferences, social events and weddings are being booked right now. At the same time we are expanding our accommodation and events venues to satisfy the most discerning of event organisers.

Wanna make an impact? Take a trip on the (East Coast) wild side …

What else is on at the Mill


Momentum Ensemble

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of Voices-
Tenzin Choegyal

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A Night
at the Mill – Festival
of Voices

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