Originally known as Ovens Hill, Millers Flat takes its name from an early European settler, Walter Miller. The town is located on the Clutha River, 17 km south of Roxburgh and is approximately 2 hours away from Invercargill and Dunedin. Once a bustling terminus, fruit growing is now the town’s main industry.

Some of the historical attractions in Millers Flat include the old bakehouse, suspension bridge, stone ruins of a Teviot woolshed and the Lonely Graves. Many anglers also frequent the town for its many fishing spots.