Dalgety is a small village situated on the banks of the Snowy River in southern New South Wales. The village holds a rich history as a vital river crossing along the Stock Route between Gippsland in Victoria and the Snowy Mountains High Country. There was a punt across the river before the bridge was built in 1888.

Originally named ‘Buckleys Crossing’ after Edward Buckley, a local grazier, and later ‘Barnes Crossing,’ after Richard Barnes who settled in the area in 1848. The town was officially laid out as Dalgety by Surveyor JR Campbell in 1874, the maiden name of his wife.

When Campbell laid out the village its population was 23. The town was supported by a farming community and some gold miners.  Today Dalgety is the only remaining town on the Snowy River in NSW and as of the 2021 Census has a population of 252. Dalgety was once considered as a possible site for the new Federal capital, but was knocked back due to climate and proximity to the Victorian border.

Explore its heritage with a stroll along the river or indulge in local brews at Dalgety Brewing Company. Enjoy a good old fashioned pub meal at Buckleys Crossing Hotel, and grab a coffee from Red Dog Roasters. Discover more about Dalgety’s charm and history at the Snowy River Holiday Park or visit their community website for additional information.