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.

I visited in a campervan during the ski season, and stayed longer than intended. The location next to Snowy River is delightful, park is well kept, and amenities are basic but clean. It’s always a pleasure when the owner/host is a local who is knowledgeable and passionate about their town - as is Sue, who encouraged me to explore Dalgety a bit more than I might have otherwise. Did the historic town walk one morning, and was impressed with the number of old buildings still in use. She also got me into platypus spotting at dawn and dusk, on the river right next to the park. First time - nothing. Second and third times - just a few ripples made by platypuses, but not the creatures themselves. Fourth time - clear view of three platypuses feeding and frolicking right in front of me. Can’t think of any other holiday park offering wild platypus sightings. There was no phone reception in town (I tried Telstra and Optus), and you’ll need to bring in any supermarket supplies from Cooma or Jindabyne. But if that doesn’t bother you, and you appreciate somewhere quiet and away from crowds, then Dalgety can be a refreshing place to stop. I thought it was a good as a base for exploring the Monaro/Snowies region. Didn’t notice any flies or mozzies, but it was winter. Winter visitor


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