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.

We just spent the Easter long weekend here with friends and loved every minute. We originally planned on staying for two nights but enjoyed it so much we stayed for three. We stayed in a cabin and found it very clean, comfortable and priced very reasonably. The grounds are lovely: well taken care of and plenty of space for everyone. Our biggest decision was where to enjoy our wine and cheese, overlooking the river or in the lovely clearing near the cabin. The river was about 30 seconds walk from our cabin and our kids had a great time there fishing and kayaking. Jindabyne is just a short, pretty drive away if you feel the need to get out and about. Sue and Colin were amazing hosts, they were very generous with their time and had plenty of handy tips to make sure we got the most out of our stay. Thanks again to you both - we will definitely be back. Easter


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