On the banks of the Snowy River in the spectacular NSW Snowy Mountains, Dalgety is a small town where you can enjoy wine and beer tasting at the Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery. The tranquil rural setting is a lovely base too for getting to the snowfields in the skiing and snowboarding season.

Accommodation options suit various budgets, from camping and caravanning to cabins and cottages. You can even stay among the vineyards in a charming cottage at the Snowy Vineyard, which produces a range of acclaimed cool-climate wines and a fine selection of small-batch craft ales.

Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery

You’ll discover fascinating history and heritage 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 heritage on the Dalgety Historic Town and River Walk, a delightful stroll.

The events calendar is enticing. 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.

Snowy River Festival - Dalgety - Snowy Mountains

The landscapes around Dalgety are beautiful, from Australia’s highest peak and alpine forests to granite boulders dotting the rolling Monaro Plains. Outdoor adventures abound, from bushwalking and mountain biking in Kosciuszko National Park to fishing in picturesque lakes teeming with fish.

In colder months the snow-covered slopes of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Mount Selwyn 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 in the Jindabyne region is easy. 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. The vineyards in Dalgety are part of the Tumbarumba wine region.


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  1. Paint the Landscape: Weekend Workshops

    Saturday 21 April 2018 to Sunday 22 April 2018 , Jindabyne

    Learn to paint the Snowy Mountains landscape. During this weekend workshop, you will complete an outdoor landscape painting of the beautiful surrounding Lake Crackenback mountainside with guidance from Artist Violetta Strabic. Whilst enjoy…

    21 Apr - 22 Apr
  2. Snowy Mountains Photography Weekends

    Friday 18 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Jindabyne

    Fill your viewfinder with stunning shots of Snowy Mountain landscapes, cascading rivers and streams, rugged countryside and majestic snowgums. Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is excited to be offering Landscape Photography Weekends with …

    18 May - 20 May
  3. Kids Fishing Workshops - Jindabyne

    Sunday 08 July 2018 , Jindabyne

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing…

    08 Jul
  4. Snowtunes Music Festival

    Friday 31 August 2018 to Saturday 01 September 2018 , Jindabyne

    Snowtunes, Australia’s only music festival in the snow returns to Lake Jindabyne this September featuring some of the hottest Australian and International artists as headlining acts. Snowtunes combines the elements of snow sports and entert…

    31 Aug - 01 Sep
  5. Dalgety Team Penning

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2018 , Dalgety

    The Dalgety Team Penning horse riding event is run by the Dalgety Show Society on the Saturday and is an event the whole family can enjoy. The Team Penning event involves a team of four riders, three of which must cut three head of catt…

    22 Sep