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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 and Christ Church Bong Bong date
from the earliest settlement.
Today, engineering such as mining equipment and cement
works at nearby New Berrima are the largest industries.
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 Bed and Breakfast accommodation, a
guesthouse, self-contained cottages, farm stays, a caravan
park and numerous cool-climate wineries.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
• Stop in at Leighton Gardens for a picnic
or coffee break.
• Visit the Briars Historic Inn for a beer
and lunch, while the kids let loose in the
• Play a round at Moss Vale Golf Course
and visit the new outside barbecue area.
• Walking track from Cecil Hoskins to
Yean Street in Bowral, near Oxley
• Wander around Ryder's Art Gallery for
fine art and collectables.
• Visit Moss Vale Services Club for
• Try the Werai Teahouse for a culinary
experience and a delicious Devonshire
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