Mogo is located just ten minutes from Batemans Bay / Moruya on the Nature Coast of NSW and 1hr 20 minutes from Sussex Inlet.
The town of Mogo was born with the discovery of gold in the 1850’s in the cabbage tree creek. At its peak in the gold rush days Mogo had several hotels and churches, a host of shops and a public school. However the boom was short lived and Mogo gradually declined to become a sleepy backwater.
In the 1980’s Mogo became home to a small group of artists and craftspeople, some of whom still operate in town today. Mogo has continued to evolve, attracting people with sophisticated creative flair. Mogo’s architectural heritage has been maintained with shops and dwellings being built to compliment the surviving miners cottages.
These buildings are now galleries and speciality shops brimming with traditional and modern art, exotic and unusual artefacts, elegant jewelleryand home décor, ceramics, collectables, antiques and cafes. This rare blend of contemporary style with old world charm brings a rich cultural feel to Mogo offering visitors to the area a most enjoyable shopping experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
For bushwalkers and nature-lovers, the Mogo State Forest on the Eastern border of the village of Mogo has a charming natural bushwalk. The birdlife is undisturbed. Bowerbird’s lorikeets, kookaburras, rosellas, sulphur crested and black cockatoos abound.
With accommodation now available at the Original Gold Rush Colony at the top of Annett Street, and popular attractions like Mogo Zoo and Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens just around the corner, Mogo has become a unique holiday and short break destination offering a wide range of attractions to delight the most discerning visitor to Eurobodalla’s Nature Coast.