About The Original Gold Rush Colony Mogo

Whether you are planning a day trip, holiday, school camp, wedding or function on the South Coast NSW, you will find the Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo near Batemans Bay provides a unique, peaceful and educational retreat away from busy lives and city streets.

Do something unusual - step back in time with us to the 1850s Australian Gold Rush Era - at the Colony...

General Information

Colony Overview

The Original Gold Rush Colony - Mogo NSW South Coast Australia The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo is a multi award-winning tourism attraction, Gold history and Australian culture educational facility, with on-site accommodation set on 13 bushland...
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Map & Location

You will find The Original Gold Rush Colony at 26 James Street Mogo, behind the small regional township of Mogo, just 200 metres up Annett St. from the Princes Highway. Click on the image for a larger map view... Follow The Signs... Access to The...
Location Map - Mogo NSW

Group Tour Packages

Tour group organisers and excursion co-ordinators, looking for activities within easy reach of Canberra ACT and Sydney NSW, will find a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony is an excellent choice for a half or full day trip. The Colony is located...
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Theme Park - Tour Times & Activity Prices

Gold Rush Theme Park - ENTRY FEES  (All Ticket Prices are subject to change without notice)
Birdlife - Peacock In The Picnic Area

About Us

History of the Gold Rush Colony

The Original Gold Rush Colony was initially developed as Old Mogo Town by local businessman - Ron Prior. Ron, founder of Prior's Bus Service (Batemans Bay), was a councillor for The Eurobodalla Shire and owner of 26 acres on James St at Mogo, which...
18) Mogo Inn, Shanty Pub Veranda

About June Lotzof - Owner

June Lotzof was born in Johannesburg South Africa, in the turbulent time between the wars. During her youth, times were hard as it was for so many.  June learned from her teacher parents, that education was the one thing that can never be taken...
Community Member - June Lotzof.

About Maureen Nathan - Owner

Maureen has a very chequered background. Born in Durban South Africa and migrating to Australia as a teenager.
Community Member - Maureen Nathan

Background on the Owners

Maureen Nathan the Managing Director of the Original Gold Rush Colony, and her mother June Lotzof were both born in South Africa. The Lotzof family immigrated to Australia in 1960, because Dr Len Lotzof wanted to live in a country free from bigotry...
Awards - Winner  2008 South Coast Tourism

Corporate Philosophy

Maureen believes that there is an absolute need for employees and employers to be able to all identify the goals of the business, then all work out ways to achieve them for the mutual benefit of owners, staff and clientèle. The overriding company...
30) Diggers Rest Tavern Bar

Environmental Footprint

The Original Gold Rush Colony is bounded on 3 sides by the Mogo State Forest, with an underground riparian waterway flowing through the Theme Park. Three lakes were built by previous owners.
Mogo State Forest From the Air

Social Responsibility

Many members of staff have a history with The Bay Theatre Players, the excellent local amateur theatrical group. These include Rob Wombey, Ross Hosking, Bob Soper, Barbara Gellatly, Elizabeth McLennan, Maureen Nathan.

Work Environment

The Staff of the Original Gold Rush Colony are encouraged to practice that they work with the owners and management, and not for them. We have a suggestions and observations log, where changes to operational systems and procedures of any aspect of...
Heritage Costume - June Lotzof