Australia’s maligned native dog, the dingo, is a celebrity at Bargo, in the hills south-west of Sydney. Bargo hosts the Merigal Dingo Education Centre which is dedicated to protect and promote a better understanding of the native dog which has been roaming Australia for more than 8000 years. The centre is open to the public and visitors can meet the dingo in a relaxed and natural setting. Scenic centrepiece of the town is the Wirrimbirra Floral and Fauna Sanctuary- created in the 1960s to preserve the original Bargo Bush and to promote the propagation of native plants. Cabins allow visitors to discover the magic of Wirrimbirra at night. Bargo is also central to Sydney Water’s major dams - Warragamba, Cordeaux and Avon, all of which have viewing and picnic areas. An hour's drive from Sydney, Bargo is one of those places which offer a feast of the simple pleasures in life - magnificent views, bushwalks, flora and fauna nurseries, tranquil picnic grounds and barbecues in such relaxed settings as the Nepean and Avon dams..