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The historic village of Dalgety on the banks of the Snowy River is the only town left on the Snowy River in New South Wales, after the Snowy Scheme was built and Jindabyne and Adaminaby were flooded.

Previously known as Buckley’s Crossing, the township of Dalgety was surveyed in 1874. It was once a major stock crossing at a time when bullock trains were an important mode of transport. There was a punt across the river before the bridge was built in 1888.


In 1902 Dalgety was a proposed site for the nation’s capital city.

Dalgety House dates back to the 1850s and the original Coach House still stands at the rear. Buckley’s Crossing Hotel is the social hub of the town and has a great display of old photographs.


Many locations from the film Jindabyne can be seen in and around Dalgety. This historic village was the inspiration for the book ‘Trout Opera’ by Matt Condon.

Dalgety is a great stop over when completing the Dalgety Loop between Jindabyne and Berridale.

Points of Interest

  • Iona Gardens and Café for historical information on the town and the rehabilitation of the Snowy River.
  • Information on the Town and River walk available at Holiday Park or Café.
  • Various dining experiences.
  • Winery and Brewery.
  • Platypus and wombats in their natural habitat.
  • Heritage Trail.
  • Relax and picnic by the banks of the famous Snowy River!

Things to see & do