Soak-up the golden character of Cargo – rich in history, natural beauty and productive rural industry. A leafy picturesque village nestled between hills.
Originally established as a gold rush boomtown, Cargo has emerged today as a relaxed country town offering a slower pace of life with the advantage of being a short commute to the large centre of Orange.
Gold was initially established in the area in the 1860’s and the township was proclaimed a goldfield in 1869. Between that time and 1899 the town swelled to a population of around 7,000 and boasted three hotels, a bank, several business houses, three churches, two schools, a flour mill, community hall, butter factory, gold crushing plant, a racecourse and sporting grounds for tennis, cricket and football.
Today the village has a strong community spirit which prides itself on supporting the sporting groups, Primary School, Community Hall and other local organisations.
Traditional industries are still very much a part of the landscape with the town surrounded by both sheep and cattle properties sitting alongside smaller lifestyle blocks.