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. Snowtunes Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2019 , 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…

  2. Dalgety Team Penning

    Saturday 21 September 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019 , 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…

    21 Sep - 22 Sep
  3. Oktoberfest Jindabyne

    Saturday 28 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 , Jindabyne

    Oktoberfest, at the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, is an event not too be missed for the October Long Weekend. German beers, pretzels and German food will be included in daily specials! Dress up in your finest lederhosen and dirndl then…

    28 Sep - 29 Sep