Mogo is a small heritage village on the South Coast of New South Wales, located midway between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the Princes Highway.
During the 1850s the gold rush saw the establishment of a thriving town where mining in the area continued until 1984. Mogo pays tribute to the wild and heady days of the gold rush when thousands of prospectors and miners scoured the creeks in the area. The sudden increase in the population resulted in the building of churches, hotels, shops, post office and even a school.
Today, Mogo retains its historic roots with sympathetic heritage style architecture lining the shopping precinct’s streets. The nostalgic feel of the village invites visitors to slow down and take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of browsing through fascinating shops and lingering over lunch or coffee.
Mogo’s olde worlde charm, set against a natural bushland backdrop, attracts talented artisans and craftspeople, as well as visitors, keen to wander the quaint streets and discover its hidden treasures.
Things to see and do
A trip to Mogo is an all-day event and must-do destination, and it is the shopping experience that brings people back time after time.
Mogo’s shopping precinct, housed among quaint historic buildings is an eclectic mix of independent local retailers all within a short and charming walk from ample free parking.
Mogo is a huge favourite with locals and visitors, especially when finding that special gift or keepsake. Retailers offer a fantastic range of handcrafted items, unique gifts and stunning art pieces, homewares, antiques and collectibles, craft supplies, local produce, and so much more!
As the first mainland Australian town to go plastic bag free in 2004, Mogo Village is proud of its environmentally sustainable practices.
Mogo will tempt you to linger a while longer with cafes dotted amongst the specialty shops. Enjoy a light meal or takeaway lunch, grab a great coffee, and chase it down with a sweet treat. Stock up on a few edible goodies to nibble on while you shop or take home and savour later.
Mogo Wildlife Park
Passionate about animal conservation, Mogo Wildlife Park is home to 200 animals representing 42 rare and exotic species; the most extensive collection of endangered and exotic animal species in Australia and the largest collection of primates in Australia.
Watch the zebras and southern white rhinos wander the savannah plains alongside majestic giraffes. Play with inquisitive meerkats and enjoy the beauty of the entire collection. Get closer to the animals by booking an Up Close & Personal encounter or join one of the daily keeper talks.
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
Located 5 kms north of Mogo village, the garden only grows and displays plants native to the south coast. See a wide variety of flora and fauna and many of the 2,000 species of plants, trees and shrubs native to Eurobodalla.
Kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, possums, echidnas, snakes, lizards, frogs and many birds live in the gardens. Features include display gardens, Aboriginal walk, tracks, picnic and BBQ areas, a visitor centre and café.