Things To Do in Mogo

There’s plenty to keep you busy in Mogo for a long weekend or even a family holiday. Batemans Bay is less than 10 minutes away by car. We’re close to pristine beaches, wilderness and national parks. Here are some of Mogo’s attractions, to get you started.

Mogo Zoo

Mogo Zoo

Feed a lion or play with a meerkat at Mogo's beautifully-landscaped zoo. Mogo has a successful breeding program and world-class facilities - a great day out for young and old.

Old Mogo Town

Old Mogo Town

Old Mogo Town is an award-winning attraction that allows you to experience the days of the Gold Rush. Join a tour and pan for gold!

Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens

Beautiful display gardens, water features, and even a sensory garden. Entertain the kids in the playground or browse the herbarium and plant shop.

A Day Out in Mogo

You can easily spend a day browsing Mogo Village's quaint, interesting shops and niche stores. Then stop for an ice cream at Mogo Fudge, or relax over coffee and lunch at The Courtyard Cafe.

Eurobodalla Tourism

The Eurobodalla is packed full of beautiful beaches, great fishing spots and wonderful walks. Visit for more things to do.

Mogo’s History

Mogo started life as a gold mining town during the 1850’s.

The discovery of gold in Cabbage Tree Creek in 1857 sparked Mogo’s gold rush. Overnight, 200 diggers appeared on the scene and a new town was born. At its peak Mogo had several hotels and churches, a host of shops and a public school.

The diggings were mainly alluvial. Mogo gold was of the best quality and rated as high as 22 carats. A 21-ounce nugget was the largest ever recorded at Old Mogo Creek. However the boom didn’t last long and Mogo gradually declined, becoming a sleepy backwater.

In the late 1980’s Mogo became home to a small group of craftspeople and artists and this started Mogo’s second “rush”. Mogo grew rapidly with the influx of many more craftspeople together with antique shops, coffee shops and other attractions.

The old-time atmosphere of Mogo was maintained, with new buildings being built to complement the surviving miner’s cottages. The atmosphere was enhanced by potteries, galleries and other craft shops that brought a rich cultural feel to Mogo.