Bargo State Conservation Area
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Bargo State Conservation Area is a great place in NSW Southern Highlands for birdwatching, hiking, and swimming at Little River or Moore Creek.
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Just off Hume Highway, there’s an oasis in Bargo State Conservation Area. It’s the perfect place for you to go walking, hiking, or birdwatching. And, when the temperature gets high, you can even cool off from all that activity with a swim in the refreshing natural pools at either Little River or Moore Creek.
Bargo is the traditional land of Dharawal People, and a number of significant Aboriginal sites still exist there today. When Europeans sought inland grazing areas west of Sydney from around 1800, the land was overlooked for being too barren. Apart from a handful of inns and bushranger hideouts, Bargo Brush remained unsettled for many decades and still remains relatively untouched.
Bargo even includes some pockets of warm-temperate rainforest to venture through that are filled with eucalypts and acacias as well as seasonal wildflowers like banskia and geebung, providing great opportunities for some scenic walking or hiking and birdwatching.
Highlights in this park
Wollondilly trail, part of the Greater Blue Mountains drive, takes in scenic views of Mittagong Nattai, Thirlmere Lakes and Bargo State Recreation Are...
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Bargo State Conservation Area is always open but may be closed at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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Contact hours: Monday to Friday , 9.30am to 4pm.
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Contact hours: Entry station is only open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.
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