The small village of Cargo NSW is a pleasant twenty minute drive from Nashdale. Take in sweeping panoramic views of the valley and orchards of apples, stonefruits and cherries. There are many cellar doors along the way offering tastings, and bottles are on hand for you to fill the car boot before you leave. Similarly, the drive from Cargo to Cudal also offers spectacular scenic views.
Originally built on gold, the town of Cargo grew and prospered during the 1850s goldrush and boasted three hotels, a bank, three churches, two schools, a flour mill, a hall, a racecourse and sporting grounds for tennis, cricket and football. Though the population dwindled to its lowest point in the 1960s, in recent years there has been renewed interest in the town, with new residents drawn to its natural beauty and relaxed pace. The old general store has been transformed into a rustic coffee and giftware shop, and the quarterly Cargo Village Markets is a highlight for the community, attracting not just locals but those from further afield.
Cargo has rich farming heritage, with some of the best grazing land in the district. The town is surrounded by a number of sheep and cattle properties.