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. As of December 2017 we are the only 4 Star Holiday Park in the region.

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.

Below is a list of the birds spotted in the area; (Supplied by an avid bird watcher in March 2015.) Australian Wood Duck,Pacific Black Duck,Crested Pigeon,Little Pied Cormorant,White Faced Heron,Brown Falco,Purple Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, Masked Lapwing, Gala, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Crimson Rosella, Eastern Barn Owl, Laughing Kookaburra, Superb Fairy Wren, White-Browed Scrub Wren, Yellow Rumped Thorn bill, Grey Shrike Thrush, Pied Currawong, Magpie, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Australian Raven, Restless Flycatcher, Magpie Lark, Scarlet Robin, Australia Reed Warbler, Silvereye, House Sparrow and a Australian Pipit. Birds that can be seen in the area.

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