Dalgety is a small town on the banks of the Snowy River in the spectacular NSW Snowy Mountains. The tranquil rural setting is a lovely base for getting to the snowfields in the skiing and snowboarding season, and for exploring Kosciuszko National Park in the summer.
You’ll discover fascinating history in Dalgety, once considered the potential site for the nation’s capital. As far back as the 1840s, Dalgety served as an important river crossing for cattle and sheep. You can explore the town’s heritage on the Dalgety Historic Town and River Walk.
The Dalgety Show is a traditional country show in March, with farm animals, horse jumping and plenty of fun activities for the kids. In September, you can watch the amazing skills of high-country riders and their magnificent horses at the Dalgety Team Penning.
The landscapes around Dalgety are beautiful, from Australia’s highest peak and alpine forests to granite boulders dotting the rolling Monaro Plains. Enjoy bushwalking and mountain biking in Kosciuszko National Park and fishing in picturesque lakes teeming with fish.
Enjoy wine and beer tasting at the Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery, which produces a range of acclaimed cool-climate wines and a fine selection of small-batch craft ales. You can even stay among the vineyards in a charming cottage.
In colder months the snow-covered slopes of Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass are all between 50 and 80 minutes’ drive in good weather from Dalgety, which is a scenic drive southeast of Jindabyne. Lake Jindabyne is a popular spot for water sports in warmer months.
Getting to Dalgety
The drive from Sydney is five hours and Canberra two hours. You can fly from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains Airport, near Cooma, and rent a car for the 40 minutes’ drive to Dalgety.