Formerly a tumbledown goldmining village, Mogo has been given the kiss of life by the superb galleries, craft shops and cafes that have taken root there.
In 1857, the discovery of a single nugget sparked a goldrush in the Batemans Bay area that saw the town grow to a population of 10,000 virtually overnight. When the boom was over, Mogo stalled but has been rescued by tourism in recent times thanks to its collection of historic buildings and new attractions.
Old Mogo Town is a re-creation of the 19th century goldrush village, complete with mining equipment, historic shops and houses and a walk-through mine.
Dedicated to the preservation of endangered exotic species, Mogo Zoo houses red pandas, snow leopards, golden lion tamarins, otters, ring-tailed lemurs, Syrian brown bears, lions and Bengal tigers.
Shops in Mogo. Image James Pipino
Fawns, Mogo Zoo.
Young girl feeding fawns behind the enclosure, Mogo Zoo, Mogo, South Coast. Image James Pipino
Zoo ranger with animals, Mogo Zoo. Image James Pipino
Mogo Raw Arts and Blues
Owner of Mogo Raw Arts and Blues with a piece of art. Image James Pipino