Gold Rush Colony Tour

There are 4 guided tours daily that you may join in with experienced tour guides with a wealth of information and stories to tell to take you back in time so you can experience the early Australian lifestyle of Gold Rush days of the 1850s. You may alternatively select to do a self guided tour at your leisure. This section maps out the tour in sequence for your information.
3)  Post Office Letterbox

The Post Office in Mogo was one of the first to be built outside the Sydney region. It was opened in 1869 under the auspices of Postmaster George Veitch., After he died in tragic circumstances, his wife continued until her marriage to Frederick Ladmore who took over. They were followed by her son, James Veitch, who held the position for many years.

Artisans - The Woodies Of Eurobodalla

The Eurobodalla Woodworking Guild have put considerable effort into upgrading the space offered to them by the owners of the Original Gold Rush Colony. This is a unique "men's shed" that welcomes female members.

Gold Rush Colony Activity Details
Note: Activities are subject to change and availability, some activities are limited to; specific times and special dates or seasons, others may be by arrangement only. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Activity Name: 
Woodworking Demonstration
Activity Available To: 
Day Visitors
Activity Available To: 
Accommodation Guests
Activity Available To: 
School Excursions by Arrangement
Activity Available To: 
Large Tour or Special Interest Groups by Arrangement
Schedule: 
Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-3pm
Schedule: 
By appointment for Groups
Pricing: 
Included in entry fee or as club member
Organised By: 
The Woodies
How Do I Participate: 
Arrange with Reception
32) Antique Farm Machinery

Put-put-put chuf chuf splutter, choof choof, sounds accompanied by hammering and chatter mean that the shed is not a static display. The Moruya and District Antique Machinery and Tractor Association have found a home for their club in this purpose built shed.

Gold Rush Colony Activity Details
Note: Activities are subject to change and availability, some activities are limited to; specific times and special dates or seasons, others may be by arrangement only. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Activity Name: 
Antique Machinery Demonstration
Activity Available To: 
Day Visitors
Activity Available To: 
Accommodation Guests
Activity Available To: 
School Excursions by Arrangement
Activity Available To: 
Large Tour or Special Interest Groups by Arrangement
Schedule: 
Tuesday 9am-3pm
Schedule: 
By appointment for Groups
Pricing: 
Included in Entry Fee or join the club
Organised By: 
The Antque Machinery Association
How Do I Participate: 
Arrange with Reception
37) Way Station and Saddlery

A new exibit to the Gold Rush Colony our wonderful tour guide Leanne and done a fantastic job on recreating the 1850's General store (thank you Leanne).

The General store is an entry point to the Gold Rush Theme Park section of the Original Gold Rush Colony. It is a clear divide between today and the world of yesteryear.

36)  Printing Press

Pictured is a Treadle Platen Press by H.S Gropper & Co Nottingham. It was purchased in 1948 by Mr R. M Loutit for the Moruya Commercial Printery. The hand press has been fully restored by a volunteer retired printer.

35) Steam Boiler

This huge steam boiler has ended its working life at Perry's Mill on the shores of Batremans Bay. Whilst there it was used to generate steam for curing the timber. The timber industry is part of the region's history, and the boiler was donated to Old Mogo Town when the mill ceased operation.

Now it is the last hole in the Gold Rush Mini Golf.

Gold Rush Colony Activity Details
Note: Activities are subject to change and availability, some activities are limited to; specific times and special dates or seasons, others may be by arrangement only. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Activity Name: 
Mini Golf
Activity Available To: 
Day Visitors, Accommodation Guests, Schools & Groups
Schedule: 
by request in daylight
Schedule: 
Day Visitors- office hours
Pricing: 
$3 a ball
Organised By: 
The Original Gold Rush Colony
How Do I Participate: 
Pay for your clubs and balls at Reception 91m-5pm in summer 9am-4pm in winter, then play at your leisure
34) Saddlery Wagon Wheel

Horses were an important mode of transport during the gold-rush. The current project of the volunteer curator at the Original Gold Rush Colony has begun; rearranging display items to create a specific dedicated saddlery area. 1850;s saddles and horse riding tack are on display.

Bush Tucker Garden.

Transplanting of Bush Tucker plants takes place on a seasonal basis. We attempt to have enough bush tucker plants in one place to demonstrate with. Corey Peterson will often stop on his tours around the Colony grounds to point out edible foods in season.

Gold Rush Colony Activity Details
Note: Activities are subject to change and availability, some activities are limited to; specific times and special dates or seasons, others may be by arrangement only. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Activity Name: 
Bush Tucker Talk
Activity Available To: 
School Excursions by Arrangement
Activity Available To: 
School Camps by Arrangement
Activity Available To: 
Large Tour or Special Interest Groups by Arrangement
Schedule: 
by arrangement
Pricing: 
by arrangement
Organised By: 
Rod Slockee and the Original Gold Rush Colony
How Do I Participate: 
Arrange with Reception
32) Shingle Shack

The sulky was a light vehicle designed to carry people quickly and gently over the rough roads. It would have been drawn by a suitable horse. Standard bred horses that are used in trotting and pacing races were developed for this purpose.

Shacks with a lean to shed were often used to store timber vehicles to prevent them rotting in the weather.  This display is currently under development

31)  Waterwheel

During the day as the peacefulness and atmosphere of the Original Gold Rush Colony's lakes and the Mogo State Forest wash over visitors, the water wheel can be heard, quietly slapping away. Over the top one hears the excited squeals of delight of people panning for the elusive gold.

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