Dargo

Rural

Enjoy a glimpse into one of Victoria’s most remote communities, nestled in the foothills of the legendary Dargo High Plains in Gippsland.

The tiny township of Dargo was established as a resting place and a supply town for miners on their way to the nearby Grant, Talbotville and Crooked River goldfields during the minor gold rush of the mid-1800s.

These days Dargo has a population of approximately 150 and is an entry point for the Alpine National Park, Avon Wilderness Park and Mitchell River National Park.

The wilderness around Dargo boasts first-rate 4WD touring, rafting, fishing and canoeing. The area is also an excellent destination for horse riding, bush walking and hiking. Four-wheel drive out to Wonnangatta Station, once Victoria’s most remote cattle station.

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.

Dargo is around 320 kilometres from Melbourne CBD with a travel time of just under four hours.

Quick Facts

Dargo is a small Victorian Rural Location within the local government area of Wellington, it is located approximately 201kms from the capital Melbourne covering an area of 991.806 square kilometres. Dargo has a recorded population of 99 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Melbourne.

If you are planning a visit to Dargo we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Dargo and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.