Moss Vale is central to the Highlands and all other villages and attractions. The town centre and old streets offer a range of interesting historic buildings and residences.
The town is surrounded by lush farming areas and the spectacular natural scenery of this highland area. Like the other towns and villages in the Southern Highlands, Moss Vale is central to a great array of natural attractions such as Fitzroy Falls, Wombeyan Caves and national parks.
Moss Vale is around 90 minutes drive southwest of Sydney.
There are different price structures for Cityrail and Countrylink, and different rules applying to children and bicycles.
The Cockatoo Run is a privately operated train that travels from Sydney to Moss Vale on Sundays, along the train line over the Macquarie Pass through Wollongong and Robertson. Until a few years ago Cityrail ran trains along this track for around $8. Now Cityrail runs a bus over the route, and you will have to pay around $90 for the privilege of catching the 3801 train. It is a nice train trip down the coast, and through the Macquarie Pass rainforest.
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.
Taxis are available at the station, or by reserving by phone.
There are a couple of pubs in the centre of town. Large meals and decent prices and well patronised by a mostly local crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. On Monday morning you can sit in the park near the train station and watch many of the same people sitting outside the court waiting to answer to drunk driving charges.
There is good mobile reception on all networks in Moss Vale.