Bargo River

The Bargo River, a watercourse of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands and Macarthur districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Railbridge over Bargo River, Tahmoor, NSW Australia
EtymologyAboriginal: Barago, meaning cripple, thick scrub, or brushwood[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands, Macarthur
Local government areasWingecarribee, Wollondilly
Physical characteristics
SourceColo Vale
  locationnorthwest of Alpine
Mouthconfluence with the Nepean River
near Bargo
Length27 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  leftRopesand Creek


The Bargo River rises in the southern slopes of Southern Highlands, north of Colo Vale, and flows generally north-east, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Nepean River, near Bargo.

In its upper catchment, the river runs through Bargo River State Conservation Area, a nature reserve located between Hill Top and Yerrinbool.[3]

See also


  1. Reed, A. W (1973). Australian Place Names. Artarmon: Reed. ISBN 0-589-07115-7.
  2. "Place Name Search: Bargo River". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. "Bargo River State Conservation Area". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

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