Welcome to Dalgety

Snowy River Holiday Park is the only Holiday Park on the Snowy River in New South Wales. Situated in Dalgety, NSW in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Situated 30 minutes to Jindabyne and Cooma. It has hosted many families, couples and groups who enjoy all that the Snowy River and Snowy Mountains have to offer. You can walk along the river in the morning or late afternoon to see Platypus and Wombats in their natural habitat.

About Dalgety

The historic village of Dalgety, on the banks of the Snowy River, is the only town left on the River in New South Wales. After the Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme was built in the 1950’s, the old towns of Jindabyne and Adaminaby were flooded. 

Previously known as Buckley’s Crossing, the township was surveyed in 1874 by Surveyor General J.R Campbell. Dalgety was once a major stock crossing when bullock trains were an important mode of transport. Before the bridge was built in 1888 a punt was used to carry stock and travellers across the river. This is situated just north of the Holiday Park.

Dalgety History

In 1902 Dalgety was gazetted as the site for the National Capital. Although there was much debate, it was finally thought to be too close to Victoria so Dalgety missed out to Canberra.

Many buildings in Dalgety were built in the 1880’s and are part of the Historic Town and River Walk. Most of these buildings are now private residences.

Sue and Col were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. Their dog Cheese also helped to make the kids welcome wandering up with a soccer ball in his mouth keen to play. The cabin was clean, warm, and fitted out well, the bed was super comfy. Being able to step out on the deck of our cabin and take in the winter serenity and view the Snowy River was a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle. Wandering down to the river we saw platypus swimming in the river! Being only a short drive from Jindabyne and the Ski fields was a real bonus. Would highly recommend this park to families and couples who want to escape and slow down. Room Tip: Ask for the cabin next to the main house. Wonderful place to visit and access the Snow Mountains


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