Groups Venue

Group tours, events hub, club meets and functions centre in Mogo near Batemans Bay NSW South Coast. Customised packages for venue usage, event organisation and group accommodation.

Catering for YOUR group

The Gold Rush Colony property and its facilities are an ideal destination for all types of special interest groups whether you are here for a day or staying on-site. All group functions, tours, events and meet ups are customised to suit your needs. 

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Group Venue Hire

The entire 1850’s town, streets, buildings, tavern & on-site accommodation are available for hire. Full catering and bar services available.

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The Colony is an ideal venue or base for Clubs & Groups having events, meet-ups and / or rides on the Mogo State Forest trails.

Group & Club venue Opportunities

Colony Community

Opportunities exist for groups, clubs or businesses looking for space for one-off meets, re-occuring events or a home base.

Group Venue Services

Some of the services the Colony offers for your group..

  • GROUP DAY TOURS - Groups of over 15 people can explore living history with a customised tour of the Original Gold Rush Colony theme park including working machinery, woodworking and blacksmithing demonstrations. Discounted rates and packaging with catering (morning / afternoon tea or meals) or self-catering (picnics & BBQs) are available. The Colony's School Group activities can be tailored to suit your group or you are welcome to hire the tavern, buildings and other spaces for your own workshops, conferences or other activities.
  • RALLY & MEET UP POINT - The Colony is surrounded by the Mogo State Forest which has tracks and trails for bushwalking, 4x4 driving, mountain, trail and motor bike riding and horseriding. Event organisers will find the hospitality and facilities offered by the Colony well suited for both external and internal events, rallies and Club meet ups. The Eurobodalla South Coast NSW also offers many other natural attractions and activities for groups. Major tourism attractions include the Mogo Zoo and the Eurobodalla Botonical Gardens. A plethora of watersports (surfing, paddling, snorkeling, diving, kayaking), fishing and boating opportunities are available off the beautiful beaches and on the rivers and waterways. 
  • HALL FOR HIRE - The Diggers Rest Tavern at the Colony is the hub for activities and events for groups. The tavern is ideal for functions, weddings, parties and other occasions with catering and licensed bar service available. The Colony also specialises in facilitating bush dances for families and groups, hosting live music events and other community activities. You can also hire the hall for your own group activities such as presentation nights, dance, musical theatre, band practice and gigs, yoga, workshops, seminars, conferences and other events. 
  • OTHER SPACES & BUILDINGS - The Gold Rush Colony is home to a variety of special interest and community groups such as the Eurobodalla Woodworkers Guild, Moruya Antique Machinery & Tractor Association, Spinners & Weavers and the Lapidary Group. Whether your group, club or business is looking for space for a one-off meet up, re-occuring events or a home base, the Colony is interested in working with you. 
  • GROUP ACCOMMODATION - The convenience of on-site accommodation and purpose built group facilities offers a great base, meeting point and social activities arena to continue on when your event, function or workshop finishes. Discounted rates are available for group booking of over 15 people.
  • FULL VENUE HIRE - The private and secluded acreage property surrounded by the Mogo State Forest is available for hire. Exclusive use can be arranged for your group subject to availability and conditions. The Gold Rush Colony's 1850s re-created township, buildings, large hall, gardens and grounds set a unique backdrop for your group event. 
  • NON DELEGATE / PARTICIPANT GUESTS - Bring your partner or family along when participating in an event, conference or function. There is plenty to do at the Gold Rush Colony. Shopping, art galleries, dining, massage and hair & beauty services can be found in Mogo. It is just a short drive to Batemans Bay, Moruya, safe or surfing beaches, Mogo Zoo and other activities and attractions of the Eurobodalla, South Coast NSW.
  • OTHER GROUP FACILITIES - Camp kitchen. Open lawns suitable for marquees or activities. Accessible streets throughout for vehicles and horses. Ample car and coach parking and bike storage available. Business services - wifi, office facilities. Catering, support, co-ordination and planning assistance is available. The Colony is family friendly, pet friendly and wheelchair accessible.
  • CUSTOMISATION & DETAILS - Functions, hall, venue hire, catering and group accommodation are subject to availability and conditions and are based on minimum numbers. A full list of options, packages and pricing will be sent out with your information pack when you make your group events or venue hire booking enquiry. Friendly staff will assist you with customisation and co-ordination to suit your group needs.

Flexible Groups Venue

Day, overnight or extended retreat facilities.

The grounds and buildings of the Gold Rush Colony, Mogo provide a unique backdrop for your group events and activities. Arrange an on-site meeting with our experienced functions and events planner.

Group Enquiries

For availability and more information, please contact us.


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The Original Gold Rush Colony & South Coast Accommodation

26 James St,
Mogo, NSW Australia 2536

(Cnr Annett St. 200 meters from Highway between Batemans Bay & Moruya.)

Phone:  02 4474 2123

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Group tours, events hub, club meets and retreat centre Mogo near Batemans Bay NSW South Coast. Customised packages for venue usage, events and group accommodation. Whole venue property hire.