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Where to Build in NSW

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Moss Vale Builders

For a charming rural escape, visit Moss Vale in the beautiful Southern Highlands. Unwind and relax among rolling farmlands, vineyards, gardens and parks, and a nature reserve perfect for picnics. The agricultural centre of the region, there are livestock saleyards, farmers markets and an annual show.

You’ll be delighted with the many things to do, from birdwatching in wetlands to tasting cool climate wines, playing golf, and browsing antiques and crafts in enticing stores and galleries. Moss Vale is a great base too for exploring the Southern Highlands’ natural attractions and delicious food and wine.

What are my options for building in Moss Vale?

You can build you dream home from a blank canvas on a brand-new block or you can find your ideal location with a knock-down rebuild.

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Where to build in Moss Vale – Land releases

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Population: Moss Vale is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, in the Wingecarribee Shire Council. In the 2016 Census, there were 8,579 people in Moss Vale.  
[Source: ABS]

Median house price: Houses in Moss Vale have a median house price of $715,000. Units in Moss Vale have a median price of $515,000.[Source: Property Value]

Demographics: Moss Vale is an increasingly popular location for families. The median age of Moss Vale residents is 42, with much of the population (59.9%) aged between 15 and 65. [Source: Property Data]

Lifestyle: Places to stay suit various budgets and include cottages, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and country pubs. For nature lovers, Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve is a home for many bird species. This tranquil wetland is wonderful for birdwatching and walking, and there are picnic tables. You can also stretch your legs with a round of golf at the Moss Vale Golf Club, one of the prettiest courses in NSW.

Schools, Universities and Vocational Education:

Distance from Sydney: 1 hours 39 minutes (128 km) via Hume Motorway/M31 [Source: Google Maps]

Distance from Canberra: 1 hours 53 minutes (170 km) via Federal Hwy/M23 and Hume Hwy/M31 [Source: Google Maps]

Council: Wingecarribee Shire Council 

Helpful hints for new residents: Read the Wingecarribee Today newsletter

Local Moss Vale Attractions

Mount Ashby Estate Moss Vale

Mount Ashby Estate

Nestled into the north face of the mountain, Mount Ashby Estate is the perfect setting to enjoy the fine wines and French-inspired modern cuisine on offer at the cellar door and Café ‘La Palette’.

You will delight in the rustic ambience of what was, originally, a dairy; the surrounding fields still graze Holsteins. Step across from the cellar door to the historic Produce Store, and you’ll find displayed more remarkable French Farmhouse tables, and the wonderful Sally Beresford collection of antiques and objet d’art.

Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve Moss Vale

Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve

Cecil Hoskins Nature Reserve is a great place for walking, picnicking, birdwatching and enjoying the tranquillity of this wetland area.  When Bong Bong weir was constructed in the 1920s to supply water to Moss Vale, a lagoon and swamp area formed at that part of Wingecarribee River. Only 12 years later it was declared a wildlife sanctuary. Now, over 90 species of birds, a third of which are waterbirds, have made it their temporary or permanent home.

Moss Vale Golf Club

Moss Vale Golf Club

A golfer’s paradise, the Moss Vale Golf Course is regarded as one of the prettiest and most challenging courses in New South Wales, with avenues of pines, elms, gums and vividly coloured claret ash flanking the winding layout.

The course was completed in its current layout in 1936. The course is 5,995 metre par 72 from the men’s tees. A number of twists and turns, in addition to small elevated greens, make it a good test. The creek which runs through the course has to be crossed 12 times during the round!

Southern Highlands Brewing Co. Taphouse

Southern Highlands Brewing Co. Taphouse

Come in for a beer and take in the pretty township of Moss Vale from the original Art Deco window counters, or sink into a leather sofa with a classic cocktail and admire the work of a local artist.

Beer cuisine at its best and most delicious, two-hatted chef Michael Morrison and his team prepare a classic, seasonal menu using the freshest ingredients supplied wherever possible by local producers.

Sally Beresford Antiques: French Farmhouse Tables

Sally Beresford Antiques/French Farmhouse Tables

Sally’s collection lives in the rugged, and historic, Produce Store, on the Mount Ashby Estate Winery, a charming spot surrounded by vineyards and grazing dairy cows.

Sally Beresford is unafraid of bold choices, and her range of bespoke, locally handcrafted tables, fashioned from select French and European timbers, speaks to this with distinctive lines, and a striking synthesis of the modern and time-honoured.

Birch Restaurant Moss Vale

Birch Restaurant

The Birch menu is produce and technique driven. It is an innovative and contemporary modern Australian menu that is created and crafted to reflect time and place that delivers dishes that utilise what is premium right now.

Every gesture they make, every ingredient they place on a plate, every drop of wine they pour comes from a genuine and honest place.

2016 Census Moss Vale Stats

People: 8,579

Families: 2,213

Average people per household: 2.4

Median monthly mortgage repayments: $1,733

Median weekly rent: $480

Housing tenure

Moss Vale – Households (Enumerated) 2016

  • Fully owned 37% 37%
  • Mortgage 31.4% 31.4%
  • Renting 27.9% 27.9%
  • Other tenure type 0.7% 0.7%
  • Not stated 3.0% 3.0%

Home inspiration

Check out our home designs – any of which would be ideal for the Bowral area!

Learn more about building in the Southern Highlands.

Estate Façade


Large free-flowing living spaces at the hub of this home make the Milton a true entertainer’s delight that’s sure to impress.


Traditional Façade


This four bedroom home offers a wonderful floorplan for young or growing families, with an open plan design all on one level.


Estate Façade


Seemlessly combining pratical family living with entertainment essentials, the Albion is sure to impress the most discerning of purchasers after a contemporary 3 bedroom family home.


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