When gold was unearthed here in the 1850s, a township was hurriedly established. Today Mogo's historic strip of wooden houses inspires rose-tinted visions of the past with its nostalgic cafes, old-fashioned fudge shops and eccentric homeware boutiques. The Gold Rush Colony recreates the pioneer village of that era, complete with free gold panning.
The area's history, of course, reaches back much further. In the language of the Indigenous Yuin people, 'Mogo' means 'stone axe and campground', hinting at the activities that took place here millennia before the settlers struck gold.