Local Region

The Snowy River Holiday Park sits on the banks of the Snowy River, in the small town of Dalgety in the spectacular NSW Snowy Mountains.

The peaceful rural setting is a lovely base for getting to the ski fields of Perisher and Thredbo in winter, bushwalking in Kosciuszko National Park and cycling in summer, and amazing fishing, landscapes and history all year round.

Beautiful landscapes, tiny towns

The area is governed by the Snowy Monaro Council. In the whole region of more than 15,000 square kilometres you’ll find lush grazing country, ancient granite boulders, Australia’s tallest mountain and more.

All this and a population of just a little more than 22,000. Sounds peaceful? Sure is.

Rich history of the Snowy Monaro

The Snowy Monaro region is on Ngarigo country. The region played host to large intertribal gatherings in the High Country beginning at least 20,000 years ago.

The area was first explored by Europeans in 1835, and soon after the region became a favourite for stockmen to graze their animals during summer. It was about this period that Banjo Paterson wrote his famous poem ‘The Man From Snowy River’.

The 19th century Australian goldrush saw thousands of people flock to Kiandra in search of gold. Grazing, gold and timber made towns like Dalgety, long the safest place to cross the Snowy River, prosper as goods and people travelled from coast to mountains and back.

It was around this time the first recorded recreation skiing took place. The pastime boomed in the 1950s when the region became home to an influx of workers from all over the world for the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.

The scheme was considered an engineering marvel, and consists of nine power stations, 16 major dams, 80 kilometres of aqueducts and 145 kilometres of interconnected tunnels.

Unique landscape, beautiful views in the Snowy Region

Parts of the Snowy region have an alpine climate that’s unusual in Australia, which is why the region has some of the nation’s only ski fields.

The region also contains five glacial lakes including Blue Lake, one of the headwaters of the Snowy River, and Lake Albina, Lake Cootapatamba, Club Lake and Hedley Tarn.

Many rare or threatened plant and animal species live within the Snowy Mountains, including the corroboree frog, the mountain pygmy possum and the dusky antechinus. The park is also home to the wild brumbies of Australian legend.

Today the area has a great reputation for recreation and natural beauty, with fishing, camping, skiing, touring and bushwalking among the popular pursuits of visitors from all over the world.

Book your stay in Snowy River country today!