Moss Vale

For a charming rural escape, visit Moss Vale in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Unwind and relax among rolling farmlands, vineyards, gardens and parks, and a nature reserve perfect for picnics. The agricultural centre of the region, there are livestock saleyards, farmers markets and an annual show.

You’ll be delighted with the many things to do, from birdwatching in wetlands to tasting cool climate wines, playing golf, and browsing antiques and crafts in enticing stores and galleries. Moss Vale is a great base too for exploring the Southern Highlands’ natural attractions and delicious food and wine.

Main Street, Moss Vale

A drawcard attraction of Southern Highlands is the gourmet trail. Follow the trail to Mount Ashby Estate, a boutique vineyard in Moss Vale with a cellar door and a delectable cafe. There are more vineyards and wineries around neighbouring Sutton Forest, Berrima, Bowral and Mittagong.

Places to stay suit various budgets and include cottages, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and country pubs. The drive from Sydney to Moss Vale is only 100 minutes and under two hours from Canberra. Or you can travel by train. The Illawarra Highway connects Wollongong with Moss Vale.

Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve, Moss Vale

For nature lovers, Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve is a home for many bird species. This tranquil wetland is wonderful for birdwatching and walking, and there are picnic tables. You can also stretch your legs with a round of golf at the Moss Vale Golf Club, one of the prettiest courses in NSW.

A great way to explore the historic buildings in Moss Vale is on a self-guided walking tour. You can download the map from Destination Southern Highlands and discover the colonial and early 20th century heritage. Stop at a cafe for morning or afternoon tea or at a classic pub for a hearty meal.


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  1. The Bowral Classic

    Sunday 21 October 2018 , Bowral

    The award-winning Bowral Classic is back this year. Are you up for the challenge of riding the ultimate Gran Fondo event? Following two Australian Event Awards: ‘Best New Event’ and ‘Best Community Event’, as well as being awarded ‘Event …

    21 Oct
  2. Hand Building in Clay

    Wednesday 24 October 2018 to Wednesday 19 December 2018 , Bowral

    Explore hand building techniques in ceramics. This class is suitable for adults who are beginners at ceramics and would like to learn the basics of hand building. You'll be instructed in the hand building techniques of pinch, coil, and sla…

    24 Oct - 19 Dec
  3. Moss Vale Public School Country Fair

    Friday 02 November 2018 , Moss Vale

    Come along to the Country Fair at Moss Vale Public School. Their annual fundraiser is a wonderful community event and a fun night out for the whole family. They'll have all the traditional fun of the fair, including fantastic rides, sides…

    02 Nov