What to see and do in Mogo

Born of the gold rush, the charming village of Mogo receives throngs of visitors, all keen to sample its special village atmosphere. Nestled amongst the beautiful, leafy greens of Mogo State Forest and lined with old miners' cottages - now galleries and specialty stores - Mogo's old world charm is a welcome invitation.

Nearby, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens abound with a wide variety of native flora and fauna, with a focus on plants native to the south coast. Wander through the gardens and keep an eye out for echidnas, bandicoots, possums, lizards and many bird species.

The art and craft scene in Mogo is thriving, with galleries featuring local artists brimming with amazing and unique artworks, antiques, jewellery, homewares and pottery. Strolling along Mogo's main stretch is a pleasant shopping experience.

Mogo spoils visitors with delicious sweet treats - indulge in ice cream or fudge...or both! Tasty meals and great coffee are easy to find at one of Mogo's cafes.

Just behind Mogo village you can journey back in time and visit the bygone era of bushrangers and gold mining at the Original Gold Rush Colony. You can even pan for real gold! Negotiate the Mogo maze and discover a treasure trove of history. The Gold Rush Colony is a perfect place to contemplate how pioneers lived in tough times with little more than a swag, a gold pan and a few measly possessions from their homeland.

A short drive around the corner and you will find yourself surrounded by exotic and endangered wildlife at the award winning Mogo Zoo. Famous for its pride of white lions, Mogo Zoo is also home to other big cats, playful primates, giraffes and zebras, meerkats, reptiles and even rhinos! With over 200 animals, Mogo Zoo offers amazing wildlife encounters where you can get up close and personal. Feed a lion, stroke the silky fur of a baby faced red panda or cop a lick from the blue tongue of a Giraffe. Whatever your encounter, it will be something you'll never forget!

Mogo has a variety of accommodation options for visitors keen to soak up Mogo's culture and unique atmosphere. Choose from cottages and cabins, comfortable motel rooms and a country ranch.

Download a copy of the Mogo town map.

Read more about the history of Mogo

The Original Gold Rush Colony
The Original Gold Rush Colony
Lions at Mogo Zoo
Loving lions at Mogo Zoo