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.

What an absolutely beautiful spot right on the bank of the Snowy River in Dalgety. 45 minutes to the snow and away from all the tourist hussle and bussle. Platypus easily located swimming in the river at dawn and dusk. Sue and Colin are the best hosts you could ask for with great country hospitality, heaps of room in the park which made it easy for us with a huge car trailer. They recommended the local hotel for meals and they weren’t wrong about the quality and the size of the meals. Well worth a look and would be great family spot in the warmer months with swimming in the river right on the doorstop, and only a short drive to the snowfields. Also the cabin was huge and roomy and a lot cheaper than in Jindabyne or the snowfields which makes it so much better in our eyes. Thanks again for such a great stay. We will be back. Room Tip: Extremely homely and roomy family cabins, great for a couple or a family. Snowy River Experience


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