MOGO is a small heritage village located halfway between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the Princes Highway.
The village has a rich history and was established after the discovery of gold in the area in the 1850's.
This 'gold rush' attracted many diggers to village and overnight a thriving town of hotels, churches and shops was born.
Mining continued in the area until the closure of the last mine In 1984. It was then that the small village begun attracting talented artisans and craftspeople.
Today, Mogo Village is a shopping hub full of retail shops specialising in home goods, handcrafted items, gifts and artistry. It also hosts a range of cafes and specialist food stores.
Nearby Mogo is Mogo Wildlife Park
Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens (5kms Sth of Batemans Bay)
Over eight kilometres of tracks have been developed within the Gardens, giving access to the natural and man made features of the site. A walk booklet and map is available from the Gardens Visitors Centre. Length:6 tracks from 500m to 2km, 6 km in total Time: from 20 minutes to 2 hours
You can find all the details of the walks HERE.
Be sure to look at Our MUST DO and MUST SEE menus above
MOGO TO DOs:
Mogo has great fishing nearby on the Tomago River. Tomago reach and nearby beach options of Tomakin and Mossy Point are available to suit all ages and all abilities. For tips and location info visit our FISHING page
Be sure to take the Mogo Bush Walk and be sure to refer to our HISTORY page as you wander around the town.
Mogo Bushwalk in the Mogo State Forest.
This 1.6km easy grade walk showcases the eucalyptus forest of the area to those not familiar with large stands of spotted gums and an infill of burrawang cycads on a forest floor. A visitor carpark is available at the start of the walk. The track is a well-defined path. Mogo Walking Track starts near the entrance to Old Mogo Town and is a 20-30 minute looped walk and whilst rated easy there are some steps.
Mogo has a wonderful rich and vibrant history that is well worth the read.
WHERE TO EAT
Mogo has all manner of places to eat that suit most tastes and budgets.
A wonderful way to enjoy fresh local produce at an affordable price is to have a BBQ at one of our many free BBQs in town or by the coast. Source your protein locally, add to it a variety of locally grown fruit and vegetables and finish up with a perfect picnic of freshly baked local breads, cheeses and preserves. Perfect.
For the known eating options across the Eurobodalla, from takeaway to cafes and from restaurants and pubs to fine dining go to our interactive Eating Out Map
There is no favouritism - ALL known providers are listed because that is what you need to know when you're hungry.