Awards, Reviews & Guest Comments

The Original Gold Rush Colony is a multi award-winning tourism attraction, well known for its 1850s gold rush theme park, group, schools and weddings venue and South Coast Accommodation surrounded by native Australia bush and State Forests. View awards and read reviews and guest testimonials from people who have discovered the difference presented by this unique venue in Mogo on the NSW South Coast Australia.

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Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Reviews & Awards Details

Affordable Family Fun Weekend At Mogo

South Coast Short Break Accommodation

A fantastic, laid back place that's full of fun for kids and adults alike. The accommodation was affordable and comfortable; the camp kitchen was clean, well equipped and spacious and the staff were...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
Jenn Henssen
3 May 2011
Jervis Bay NSW Australia
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Family Relaxing Weekend At Mogo Original Gold Rush Colony

NSW South Coast Short Break

We just wanted to say Thank You for a Relaxing Weekend "we needed it".The facilites were great!! Husband and daughter (2) loved the gold panning experience, they kept going back trying to ger "Rich...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
Pearce Family
26 Apr 2011
Killaeney Vale Central Coast NSW
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Mogo NSW A Unique Blend of Old And New Buildings

Old Colonial Look  South Coast Accommodation

It's great how the old colonial buildings are blended in wuith the new cabins. Great facilities. We had a wonderful stay. We found The Original Gold Rush Colony Very Good.

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
Christine Dennis
20 Apr 2011
Bateau Bay Central Coast NSW
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Quiet Accommodation In Mogo State Forest

Comfortable South Coast Stay

Very Comfortable. I enjoyed the quiet and we enjoyed just wandering around with the geese and ducks.The graveyard is just hilarious. We are looking forward to the tour and gold panning.

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
Patricia Martin
24 Apr 2010
UK
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Gold Rush Theme Park Is A Winner

Great Holiday Accommodation Also Suits School Excursions

Absolutely brilliant place! Cabins are the best. The wood is great and as soon as you walk into the cabins you feel right at home.It is Fabulous!- the people, the amenities A1- guide on the tour,...

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Robyn, Joe and Holly Lockwood
22 Apr 2009 - 24 Apr 2009
Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour Northern NSW Australia
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Little Touches Create Quality Accommodation

Great South Coast Location For Exploring

We were really impressed by the quality of the accommodation and the little touches to make it more comfortable.  The manager is very kind and accommodating and the location of course unbeatable...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
Sally Hynam
8 Mar 2009 - 9 Mar 2009
Castlehill Sydney West NSW
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Lidcombe Student's South Coast Excursion

Comfortable Great School Camp Accommodation

I went to Old Mogo Town for my Stage 3 camp. I wish that I could have stayed longer. Gold panning was really fun and the people who worked there are so friendly and nice! The food was delicious,...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: School Camp (Overnight Stays)
Irene - Lidcombe Public School
1 Nov 2008
Lidcombe Western Sydney NSW Australia
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Bi-Annual School Camp From Mittagong

Mogo Gold Rush Inspiration For "Gold - The Musical"

We visit Old Mogo Town every 2 years as part of our unit on 'Gold' for years 5 and 6. This year 3 students wrote a play 'Gold- The Rock Musical'  based on their visit to Mogo, for our school...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: School Camp (Overnight Stays)
Graham Perry - Mittagong Public School
6 Aug 2008
Mittagong ,Southern Highlands NSW Australia
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Great Heritage Weekend In Mogo NSW

Gold Rush Park On International Visitor's Things To Do List

The re enactment was great, our grandson watched all of them and we had a wonderful bowl of minestrone sitting by the fire in the Inn. The tour was so informative and gave our kids a true sense of...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
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Mick and Lyndel Howes
11 Jul 2008
Sydney NSW Australia
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Fourth Time Around Australia & Returning To Mogo

NSW South Coast The Greatest Weekend Anywhere In Australia

One of our gretest weekends we've had anywhere in Australia. Lovely comfortable stay.  Now that we know where you are we hope to come back another time. We'll certainly be telling others of our...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
R & H Williams
5 May 2008
Camden, Southern Highlands NSWAustralia
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South Coast Accommodation For The Disabled

Excellent Easy Access Facilities Near Batemans Bay

Being disabled I would like to thank you for the excellent facilities of this room. We found this cabin to be one of the cleanest and well stocked places we have ever been in - if not the best. Love...

Category: Guest and Visitor Comments
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
D & W Seinor
22 Apr 2008
Warilla Wollongong South Coast NSW
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Category: Publications
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Unique Range Of Fun Broulee, Mogo & Mossy Point

From meerkats to kayaks family fun on NSW South Coast

Traveling along the coast from Batemans Bay, past the coastal villages of Rosedale and Tomakin, you will reach Mossy Point and Broulee, both of which are popular with holiday makers for central...

Category: Publications

Lucy Baker Canberra Times Times2
4 Jan 2011
Canberra ACTAustralia
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Successfull Scouting On NSW South Coast

Mogo Adventure

On our Scout camp south we went to Mogo. We spent many hours at Mogo Zoo looking and and learning about endangered animals.... We also visited Old Mogo Town seeing how people lived in the olden days...

Category: Publications
Venue Activity: Gold Rush Theme Park Day Visitors
Julie Brown - Greenwell Point Gazette
1 Jul 2008
Greenwell Point South Coast NSW Australia
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School Holiday Activities

Historic town fun for kids

Mogo is one of the south coast's most historical and cultural towns.  Surrounded by state forest and with a population of 250, stepping into Mogo is like stepping back in time.

Category: Publications
Venue Activity: Individual, Couples or Small Group Accommodation
The Advertiser
25 Jun 2008
Batemans Bay NSW
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Flat Four'm Vee Dub Club Sydney South Coast Adventure

Old Mogo Town A  Great Weekend Car Rally Venue

The main event of the weekend  "the bush dance" was held in the Diggers Rest Tavern at Old Mogo Town. We arrived at the tavern to be greeted by a sea of flannel and cowboy hats and I could see...

Category: Publications

Peter Huckstepp
1 Jun 2008
Sydney
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Category: Awards
Reviews & Awards Details

Batemans Bay Business Awards 2010 - Hospitality

Highly Commended Excellence In Hospitality

The Original Gold Rush Colony was Highly commended for excellence in hospitality as a business with over 20 employees in the 2010 Batemans Bay Business Awards.

Category: Awards

Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc
13 Nov 2010
Batemans Bay
Awards - Batemans Bay Business Awards Excellence in Hospitality

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Batemans Bay Business Awards 2010 - Tourism

Highly Commended - Excellence In Tourism

The Original Gold Rush Colony received the award of Highly Commended for Excellence in tourism, as a business with over 20 employees, in the 2010 Batemans Bay Business Awards.

Category: Awards

Batemans bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13 Nov 2010
Batemans Bay, South Coast NSW Australia
Awards - Batemans Bay 2010 Excellence In Tourism

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Finalist - NSW Tourism Awards Heritage & Culture

3 Times Finalist In New South Wales State Tourism Awards

The Original Gold Rush Colony, previously known as Old Mogo Town was finalist in the NSW Tourism Awards in the division  of Heritage and Culture, in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Owners Maureen Nathan...

Category: Awards

NSW Tourism Awards - Tourism Industry Council NSW
1 Nov 2008 - 1 Nov 2010
Sydney NSW Australia
Finalist NSW Tourism Awards 2009

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South Coast Regional Tourism Awards For Business Excellence 2008, 2009 & 2010

Winner Heritage And Cultural Tourism 2008, 2009 And 2010

The regional NSW South Coast Tourism awards are held annually. As Old Mogo Town and now as The Original Gold Rush Colony, the facility was 2008, 2009 and 2010 winner of the South Coast Tourism Award...

Category: Awards

South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation Inc
22 Sep 2010
South Coast, NSW Australia
Award - South Coast  Regional Tourism Awards for Business Excellence 2008

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Founding Sponsor Ronald McDonald Family Retreat

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat - Fiona Lodge Batemans Bay

This award was received in October 2009 by Old Mogo Town, now known as The Original Gold Rush Colony - a major sponsor of Fiona Lodge in Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW Australia. 

Category: Awards

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Family Retreats Program
1 Oct 2009
Australian National
Award- Founding Sponsor Ronald McDonald House

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Gold Rush Tour Mogo Village Venue Map

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