Bargo River

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Name origin: Aboriginal: Barago, meaning cripple, thick scrub, or brushwood[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands, Macarthur
Local government areas Wingecarribee, Wollondilly
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
 - left Ropesand Creek
Source Colo Vale
 - location northwest of Alpine
Mouth confluence with the Nepean River
 - location near Bargo
Length 27 km (17 mi)

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


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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bargo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Reed, A. W (1973). Australian Place Names. Artarmon: Reed. ISBN 0-589-07115-7. 
  3. ^ "Place Name Search: Bargo River". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bargo River State Conservation Area". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 34°14′S 150°37′E / 34.233°S 150.617°E / -34.233; 150.617