The gateway to spectacular scenery!
Full of native scenery and wildlife, Bargo carries a rich Indigenous history. The town’s name was coined during the 1800s after botanist George Caley’s Aboriginal guide Mowatiin, who referred to the area as meaning ‘place of cliffs’ or ‘thick shrubs’. It was in both the Bargo and Yanderra areas that the white settlers first recorded sightings of the Koala, Lyrebird and Wombat.
Bargo is located only a short drive to the Nepean and Avon Dams, offering beautiful views and picnic areas. It’s also close to the Wirrimbirra Dingo Sanctuary where you can not only learn about your canine friends, but get close and personal with the Dingos. The sanctuary is also surrounded by wood-land style native gardens.
**Please note the Dingo Sanctuary is currently closed until further notice.***
Bushwalking tracks include the Mermaids Pool walk with stunning scenery and excellent barbecue, picnic and playground facilities.
Bushfires have affected some New South Wales destinations, but thankfully much of the State remains open for business and ready to receive visitors. Stay up to date on our Travel Alerts page.