Bargo, Population 3,500, Height 375m.
Bargo is situated in NSW, 94 km south west of Sydney and 3k. off the F5 freeway, between the Picton and Mittagong exits. Bargo is a thriving town with an active community, growing rapidly due to convenient freeway access, rural lifestyle and reasonable land prices.
Bargo has many attractions and facilities for visitors, all easily accessible, so “on-ya-bike” and pay us a visit!
The Thurrawal, Dharug and Gundungurra tribes were the first inhabitants of the district, meeting for elaborate cultural ceremonies.
Being a pioneering thoroughfare to the Southern Highlands and the Monaro districts, bushrangers were known to hideout in the dense bushland.
More recently, the construction of Avon and Nepean Dams bought many folk to Bargo for work.
If you are aware of any historical information, I would love to hear from you. Eventually I hope to build up a time-line of Bargo’s history, both recent and past that can be shared by us all.
Bargo has many attractions, including the beautiful Nepean and Avon Dams, The Dingo Sanctuary and Wirrimbirra Flora and Fauna Reserve. Bushwalking tracks include the Mermaids Pool walk. Nepean and Avon Dams are open from 10.am every day, they are well worth a visit, having beautiful scenery and excellent BBQ, picnic and playground facilities.
Bargo township is divided by the main western railway line. It is semi rural with small landholdings adjoining the town. The bush land consists of shale-sandstone transitional forest. A rich diversity of flora and fauna, give Bargo it’s unique character. A very rare species of plant named after the Bargo district, Persoonia bargoensis, or Bargo Geebung, grows in isolated pockets around Bargo.