It’s true that you have to spend time in a place to get to know it and that is especially true of Moss Vale. It has so much to offer that you become increasingly surprised with the new opportunities you discover to see and do each day.
Opportunities to Discover Moss Vale
From the tourist attractions and magnificent countryside to the heritage buildings and proximity to the wonders of the South Coast you are never at a loss for something to do or something great to see.
Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters
This is an amazing initiative developed by Brigid Kennedy of The Loch at Berrima with Foodpath pioneer Jill Dyson in conjunction with the Moss Vale & Rural Chamber of Commerce.
More than 100 local growers of food and wine have come together to form 9 distinctive producer communities under the banner of The Southern Highlands Food & Wine Clusters.
The first Cluster launched was the Joadja Group with the Moss Vale, Berrima, Robertson, Fitzroy Falls, Canyonleigh and Sutton Forest Clusters to be launched in 2016.
For full details visit www.southernhighlandsfoodandwineclusters.com.au, download a local map and go explore the superb produce of the Southern Highlands. Buon appetito!
Parks, Walks & Gardens
Moss Vale and surrounding districts are spectacularly beautiful and endowed with a multitude of parks, walks and gardens that will delight any lover of the outdoors. Here are just a few:
Kangaroo Valley Scenic Drive From Moss Vale the South Coast is only a 45 minute drive via the lush tropical rainforests of Kangaroo Valley – it is an absolute “Must Do”
Leighton Gardens in the Centre of Moss Vale is the ideal spot for an al fresco picnic
Red Cow Farm 7480 Illawarra Highway is a superb cool climate garden set in 2.5 hectares at Sutton Forest and has been described as one of the best in the world. Open September to May.
Fitzroy Falls only 20 minutes from Moss Vale in the beautiful Morton National Park, these stunning 81 metre falls provide a great setting for exploring the East Rim Wildflower Walking Track which runs from the Visitor Centre to the spectacular Warrawong lookout.
Also in the Morton National Park near Bundanoon is the Glow Worm Glen Walk. From the top of William Street this is an easy one hour return walk that is simply delightful. Set off at sunset for a real treat – the ideal time to go is December to February.
The Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is a 1.5 km return walk in mature rainforest takes you to a steel walkway 50 metres above the forest floor with panoramic views over the Escarpment to the Coast. Incredible! Go to www.illawarrafly.com.au for details.
Cecil Hoskins Reserve at the northern entrance to Moss Vale is a wetland wildlife sanctuary with over90 species of birds with a riverside walking track, weir view walking track as well as a picnic area.
Lake Alexandra Reserve situated 15 minutes from Moss Vale at Mittagong is a man made lake surrounded by parkland with a profusion of birdlife. It features a picnic area and children’s playground.
For more details of these attractions and much more go to www.southern-highlands.com.au or visit the Highlands Welcome Centre at 62 Main Street Mittagong