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Discover one of Victoria’s most remote communities, nestled in the foothills of the legendary Dargo High Plains. The town of Dargo, with a population of approximately 150, is an entry point for the Alpine National Park, Avon Wilderness Park and Mitchell River National Park.
Visit Wonnangatta Station by 4WD, once Victoria’s most remote cattle station. Dargo is an excellent base for trail bike riders wishing to explore the many kilometres of tracks and trails in the area. Deer hunting in season is also a popular activity in the
region above Dargo.
The Dargo river meanders its way through the town making Dargo an ideal destination for a day trip or a starting point to discover the spectacular scenery of the High Plains and the Grant Historic area.
Dargo is known for its groves of century-old walnut trees that line the valley floor. Many high country cattlemen have homes in the stockbreeding and agricultural district. Although a minor gold rush was experienced in the mid 1800s, the town was primarily a resting place and later a supply town for miners on their way to the Grant, Talbotville and Crooked River goldfields nearby. The bush surrounding Dargo has many relics from the gold rush era that still remain accessible and give an insight into the history and challenges experienced during the mining era.
The Dargo museum showcases many artefacts, photographs and displays based on early goldmining in the area. Dargo is accessible from the south via Briagolong, Stratford & Bairnsdale (approx 90km) using the C601 and from the Mt Hotham region to the North via the unsealed Dargo High Plains Road (approx 70km).
Things to do
• Visit Wonnangatta Station
• Den of Nargun
• Visit old cemeteries
• Dargo town walk and historic buildings
• Grant historic walk
• Dargo heritage museum
• Jungle Creek Falls
• Gold panning
• Dog’s grave
• Rock of Gibralter Lookout
• Exhibition gold battery
• Explore the mountains and gold sites
• Picnic on the banks of the Dargo, Wonnangatta and Crooked Rivers