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.

Stayed at Snowy River Holiday Park in heritage town Dalgety NSW. This place is a true diamond. So peaceful and beautiful you recharge the batteries, chill and relax immediately. On the banks of the Snowy River amazingly a minute stroll to the Snowy River and you actually see platypus! Wow! Owners, Sue and Colin, definitely make this holiday park different to most. It’s the small things… home grown scented roses in vases in the amenity blocks, help yourself to herbs and vegies from the garden, always a friendly cheerio - nothing is too much trouble. I stayed in a cabin (Christmas/New Year). Clean, airy, TV, Fridge, WiFi. You have access to both worlds ‘country and city’. Jindabyne and Cooma are close-by (30-40 mins). I’m already planning for my next trip in winter. Room tip – check to see whether the cabin with a deck is free – great to be able to sit and watch the river. Platypus sightings


Map Location View Interactive Map