Snowy Mountains - Dalgety
Dalgety is located on the Snowy River 19 km from Berridale and 50 km from Cooma and is 768 metres above sea level. It was originally known as Buckley¹s Crossing after Edward Buckley who had moved into the area in 1832.
The name of the town was changed to Barnes Crossing when a man named Barnes moved into the area in 1848. It was, at the time, the only safe crossing of the Snowy River.
Dalgety is a friendly place for visitors and locals alike with a unique Café and Nursery, called Iona Gardens , which is also the local Community Postal Agency - open 7 days. Have a cool drink at the Buckleys Crossing Hotel.
The Snowy River is a lovely place to cool off with a swim or to picnic on the river bank. There is an easy Town and River Walk, which is of interest to visitors with maps available at the local Café, Iona Gardens.
The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme made a huge impact on this once thriving town and it is hoped that in time, with the release of more water into the Snowy River that this National icon will again resemble the great river that it once was. There is an information board at the river, which details the effects of the loss of water flow to the river and the progress that is being made to revegetate in readiness for the release of more water in the near future.