Bargo State Conservation Area is a great place in NSW Southern Highlands for birdwatching, hiking, and swimming at Little River or Moore Creek.
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 D’harawal 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.