The town soon
grew and then prospered with the discovery of gold at
Araluen nearby. The gold fields here were one of the richest
in the country for a time and Moruya prospered, acting as the
gateway to the fields.
Later on granite quarries were
setup to supply the fine buildings being constructed in
Sydney such as the Martin Place GPO, Bank of NSW, and other
buildings and statues. The granite was of such good quality
that it was selected to build the pylons at each end of the
Sydney Harbour Bridge. Many of the fine buildings in
Moruya are also constructed or have used the granite from
the local quarries.
Today the area is home to a fine dairy
industry and tourism has taken off especially at Broulee
just east of Moruya at the river mouth. Moruya makes a great place to base
yourself from which to explore the surrounding area, including Moruya Heads,
about 10 kms to the east. Moruya Heads boasts scenic views north along the coast
and west over the estuary of the Moruya River, beyond which are the magnificent
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