Two-hours south of Sydney, Moss Vale, is a quiet countryside town that's emerging as one Southern Highlands hotspots. Packed full of things to do, Moss Vale is evolving as a foodie destination that shines a spotlight on homegrown produce. But, that's not all that Moss Vale does well. Beautiful gardens, cellar doors and estate homes with unexpected delights. Then there is the rolling countryside and heritage buildings with stories to tell. A picturesque spot for weekend getaways, Moss Vale really knows how to turn on the charm.
Things to do in Moss Vale: Cafés
1/249 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Shop 6, Moss Vale Arcade, 348 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
405 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Things to do in Moss Vale: Restaurants
128 Nowra Road, Moss Vale
2/259 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
402 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Things to do in Moss Vale: Drink
For beer lovers, a stop in at Mittagong's Eden Brewery is a must. Sample the fermented fruits of their labour by pulling up a seat at the brewery bar or, if you have the time, book a spot on their brewery tour to experience the behind the scene's beer magic.
1/19 Cavendish Street, Mittagong
490-494 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
386 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Things to do in Moss Vale: Play
Making the most of the unique Southern Highlands climate are the winemakers at Cuttaway Hill Wines. Combining traditional and new techniques to craft their signature drops, you'll fall in love with their wines and in particular, their traditional hand made sparkling. Better still, once you have finished the bottles you bought at the winery you can order some online, direct from the cellar door, and have them delivered. That way, you never have to go without a glass from Cuttaway Hill.
212 Sallys Corner Road, Exeter
Culinary wizard Stefano Marvello has set up an Italian cooking school in the heart of the Southern Highlands. From flavoursome sauces and wholesome breads, to homemade pasta and traditional cooking techniques, you can sign up to one of his popular classes or book in a private session for you and your friends. Be sure to go hungry, so you can dine on the decadent dishes you whip up!
From $130 per person
12 Sutherland Park Drive, Burradoo
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Things to do in Moss Vale: Shop
For interior style-mavens look no further than a trip to Suzie Anderson Home. Known for their rustic elegance, expect chic furniture, modern decor and timeless homewares to reign supreme. Make sure you have enough room in the car to get your stylish haul home.
409 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
Shop 101, 13 Banyette Street, Enter via Green Lane, Bowral
Made by Others boasts a bold and colourful collection curated from a range of independent artists and artisans from around the globe. From quirky jewellery and bright servewear, to kitsch homewares and designer threads, there is something for everyone to fall in love with.
366 Argyle Street, Moss Vale
MarketsA must when it comes to things to do in Moss Vale, the local markets are overflowing with fresh produce, which many cafes and restaurant champion in their dishes. You too can take some home with you from the Moss Vale Show Society Farmer and Flea Markets (held every fourth Saturday of the month). Or the Railway Street Fresh Food & Produce Market is held every Thursday from 3pm to 5.30pm.
Things to do in Moss Vale: Stay
When it comes to luxury, countryside accommodation, you can't go past Exeter's Ellery Farm. This architecturally designed home boasts four bedrooms, modern furnishings, open plan living, and a state-of-the-art kitchen, making it the perfect place to book for a group getaway or family retreat. Kitted out everything you need for an unforgettable stay, we guarantee you'll find any excuse to extend your weekend trip into a week-long sojourn.
From $957.14 per night
340 Ellsmore Road, Exeter
The Highlands is steeped in history, and Peppers Manor house is at its heart. The 140-year-old hotel has had a multi-million dollar makeover, but its formal gardens and Great Hall – complete with soaring ceilings, couches and a roaring log fire – hint at its past. It has all the mod cons for a comfortable stay, plus an 18-hole championship golf course, and the chef-hatted Katers Restaurant.
From $249 per night
Kater Road, Sutton Forest
There are so many things to do in Moss Vale and surrounding towns, from foodie delights to picture-perfect gardens and beautiful nature walks in nearby Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve. If you're after more ideas on how to spend your time in the Southern Highlands, check out our guide to the best restaurants in Berrima.