Whatever your reason for visiting the unspoilt south coast, Mogo Village is a must see destination.
Mogo is a small heritage village on the New South Wales far south coast. Located halfway between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the Princes Highway, Mogo is just a two hour drive from Canberra, and around four hours south of Sydney. Our nearest airport is about 20 minutes away, at Moruya.
The village was established after the discovery of gold in the area in the 1850s. This gold rush attracted many diggers to the Mogo area and a thriving town of hotels, churches and shops was born. Mining continued in and around Mogo until the closure of the last mine in 1984, when the small village began attracting talented artists, craftspeople, and sellers.
Today, Mogo Village is a shopping delight full of specialty stores and cafes. When you visit Mogo you will find a huge range of handcrafted items, unique gifts and artworks for every taste. You can also enjoy our eateries with fantastic dishes and great coffee.
You will notice the ‘old time’ character of Mogo Village has endured, because many of the newer buildings have been designed to compliment the surviving miners’ cottages.
Mogo Village Attractions
Mogo is home to some of the south coast’s largest attractions.
On Tomakin Road is Mogo Zoo, where you can have an up close and personal experience with the animals. Take a step back in time to the gold rush era at the Original Gold Rush Colony on James Street. Enjoy a picnic at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens in the Mogo State Forest, or come into the village for a coffee and a feed at one of our delightful cafes.
As a town, we pride ourselves in our clean and environmentally sustainable practices. In 2004, Mogo Village was the first mainland Australia town to go plastic bag free. We also won the ‘Small Tidy Town of the Year’ award that year!