Bridge over the Snowy River, Dalgety NSW
Dalgety is located on the banks of the Snowy River in the Snowy Mountains area of NSW 35km from Jindabyne,
19 km from Berridale and 50 km from Cooma. It was originally known as Buckley’s Crossing after Edward Buckley who had moved
into the area in 1832. Dalgety is 768m above sea level.
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.
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.
There is an easy Historic Town & River Walk which is of interest to visitors with maps available at the local café. The
Snowy River is a lovely place to cool off with a swim, or to have a picnic on the river bank.