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THE SECOND LARGEST RETAIL CENTRE IN
THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, MOSS VALE IS
THE PLACE TO SHOP, WATCH, RELAX AND
AS YOU drive towards Moss Vale, imagine Old Argyle Road
150 years ago -- fields of waving grass, barley and oats,
cattle grazing peacefully in paddocks as you roll along
unsealed roads. This was the first settlement in the Southern
Highlands at Bong Bong on the Wingecarribee River a
few kilometres north of Moss Vale.
Moss Vale today lies mostly on land subdivided from the
property of the original settler in the Highlands, Charles
Throsby. Throsby Park, now a museum, and Christ
Church Bong Bong dates from the earliest settlement.
Today, engineering such as mining equipment and
cement works at nearby New Berrima are the largest
The Werai Teahouse is a wonderful place to relax
and unwind while enjoying top notch refreshments.
Three hotels provide accommodation and Moss
Vale offers live entertainment cafes, fine restaurants,
take-away outlets, motels, good B&B accommodation,
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
• Southern Highlands Wines and Restaurant for lunch
• Leighton Gardens for a picnic or coffee break
• Briars Country pub and hotel for a beer or lunch with
• Briars Country pub has an enclosed kids play area!
• Moss Vale Agricultural Show in March
• Christ Church consecrated in 1845 is still in use today
• Throsby Park
• Moss Vale Golf Course and the new outside BBQ area
• Bong Bong bicycle track for the kids
• Walking track from Cecil Hoskins to Yean Street in
Bowral, near Oxley College
• Porterhouse Restaurant at Moss Vale Hotel for a family
• Award winning restaurant Seafood Affair
• Ryders Art Gallery for fine art and collectables
• Moss Vale Services Club for gourmet pizza!
• Have a beverage at the new Sports Bar at the Jemmy Moss
• Try the Werai Teahouse for a country culinary
experience including their delicious Devonshire teas
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