Mosgiel is a small satellite town of Dunedin. The town is located 15kms from the ‘capital’ of Otago and is now by-passed by state highway 1. Mosgiel itself is the ‘capital’ of Taieri

Mosgiel has also suffered from the two decade economic affliction that Dunedin has had to endure, but unlike Gore as an example has not made, or has not been able to steer itself into economic or social vibrancy.

The town celebrates its location, calling itself "The pearl of the plain". Its low-lying nature does pose problems, making it prone to flooding after heavy rains.

Mosgiel itself takes its name from Mosgiel in Ayrshire, the farm of the poet Robert Burns the uncle of the co-founder in 1848 of the Otago settlement, the Reverend Thomas Burns

The majority of essential services are available in Mosgiel and when passing through to the high plains or Middlemarch the town does deserve a stop-off. Mosgiel does not have a museum, and given the influence on the Taieri province is disjointing.

The War Memorial and the Anzac Garden are very tastefully presented and the churches and main denominations are represented.

The Mosgiel Hotel has great presence on the main street.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course