Just two hours directly south of Canberra laying between the Snowy Mountains and the Sapphire Coast. Nestled amidst spectacular scenery and wildlife, this peaceful community has a population of around 700 and is the service centre for people lilving in the far North East Gippsland area. The town boasts a fascinating historical retreat into the bygone era of early settlers and pastoralists.
The Delegate area was first settled in 1823 by Robert Campbell who built a hut for his shepherds to use on his Delegate Station. This hut is believed to be the first dwelling on the Monaro. Other historical interests include a small shrine marking the site of the first place of worship on the Monaro erected in the Delegate Cemetary, which also has many interesting graves dating back to early settlement. At the western end of main street stands a red granite monument commemorating the historic “Men from Snowy River March’ which commenced in Delegate in 1916.
There are 2 Parks in town with the Delegate River a lovely place to swim, fish and have a BBQ. The Delegate Cafe provides meals 7 days, the Delegate Hotel has meals and accommodation and the Delegate Country Club has a 18 Hole Golf Course with meals. There are a variety of other shops and accommodation plus two service stations and a Panel Beaters.
There is a Tourist Drive which take in the historic village of Bendoc, once a busy gold mining town. The Delegate River Tunnel which diverted water from the original river to allow gold fossicking. On to the beautiful forests of the Southeast plateau and Errinundra National Park.
Whether down for the country races, having a round of golf, casting to some of the finest trout in mainland or simply taking the many natural wonders of forest and waterfalls, the serenity and friendly nature of the region will bring you back.
Activites and Experiences at Delegate
- Licensed Club
- Public Bar
- National Park
- Post Office
- Public Telephone
- Takeaway Food
Accommodation In Delegate
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