Moss Vale

Moss Vale is a town in the Southern Highlands. Moss Vale has a service and residential town feel, more so than the tourist town feel of its neighbours at Bowral, Berrima and Bundanoon.

Get in

By car

Moss Vale is well signposted from the Hume Highway from Sydney, Canberra or Melbourne. It is accessible by the Illawarre Highway from Wollongong and Robertson.

Moss Vale is around 90 minutes drive southwest of Sydney.

By train

Moss Vale is the main terminus of the line to the Southern Highlands. It is also a major stop on the NSW Trainlink booked services from Sydney to Melbourne or Canberra.

There are different price structures for booked long distance services and unbooked services, and different rules applying to children and bicycles.

The Cockatoo Run is a privately operated train that travels from Sydney to Moss Vale on some Sundays, along the train line over the Macquarie Pass through Wollongong and Robertson. As this is no longer a government run services, you will have to pay around $90 for the privilege of catching the 3801 train. Still, it is a nice train trip down the coast, and through the Macquarie Pass rainforest.

By bus

Moss Vale is serviced by a NSW Trainlink service from Wollongong twice daily.

Get around

If you have a car, you can use it to get everywhere in and around Moss Vale.

If you don't. The town shopping centre is easily walkable. But there isn't much there, and it isn't really a tourist attraction in its own right.

You can bicycle around town and easily get out to the river, Bong Bong, and even to Bowral (around 10km).

There is a limited bus service operated by Berrima Bus Lines . There is limited service on Saturdays, and no service on Sundays.

The railway offers 2 hourly connections to the surrounding towns, of Bowral, Mittagong and less frequently onward to Bundanoon

Taxis are available at the station, or by reserving by phone.




There are a couple of pubs in the centre of town. Well patronised by a mostly local crowd on Friday and Saturday nights.


There is good mobile reception on all networks in Moss Vale.

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