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 do in Mogo
Shopping in Mogo
With so many things to do in Mogo, a trip to this modest locale is an all-day event and a must-do destination, with a 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.With so many things to do in Mogo, a trip to this modest locale is an all-day event and a must-do destination, with a shopping experience that brings people back time after time.
Mogo is a huge favourite with locals and visitors, especially when finding that special gift or keepsake from one of the local craft shops. 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
This famous Wildlife Park is located 2 kms east of Mogo and approximately 10 minutes drive from Batemans Bay. 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.
A visit to Mogo Wildlife Park (formerly Mogo Zoo) is a must-do experience for families and animal lovers. Explore the paths and tracks through the native bushland setting to find an amazing range of animal displays.
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 at this world class zoo and wildlife park.
There are plenty of places to relax and observe the variety of displays. When you take the family to visit Mogo Wildlife Park make sure you take a picnic or eat in the on-site cafe and make a day of it.
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden
Located 5 kms north of Mogo village and 5kms south of Batemans Bay, 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.
It is a popular destination and one of Eurobodalla’s top attractions. Popular with families and kids, plant enthusiasts, bushwalkers and nature lovers alike.
Kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, possums, echidnas, snakes, lizards, frogs and many birds live in the gardens. Features include display gardens, an Aboriginal walk, bush tracks, picnic and BBQ areas, playground, a visitor centre and café.
Accommodation in Mogo
Great Camping Adventures at Mogo Wildlife Park
Sleep under the stars in tents, with beds and meals included, as well as a group animal encounter on arrival. Relax with live country music around a campfire after dinner. Wake up to the distinctive calls of animals and enjoy breakfast overlooking the park’s Sumatran tigers. Explore the park and a complimentary giraffe feeding encounter.
Jaguar Stay is 5 stars architecturally designed tourist accommodation situated on a 124-acre cattle farm with three kilometres of river frontage. Located minutes away from the South Coast town of Mogo, local beaches and next door to the Mogo Wildlife Park.
Set on 300 acres of countryside, The Oaks Ranch is surrounded by tranquil bushland and open pastures, with stunning beaches just minutes away.
Offering newly renovated boutique accommodation, a 9 hole golf course, as well as weddings and events, The Oaks Ranch is an idyllic getaway where you can enjoy a peaceful country escape by the sea.
Close to Mogo Wildlife Park, this small rural property was formerly used for training sport horses.
The stable barn has been converted into a fully self contained two bedroom loft apartment above with covered parking for two vehicles below. It accommodates four people comfortably but can accommodate six.