On days when Lake Jindabyne's waters are low lying you'll see relics of the own town peaking through. 50 years ago this lake came to life from the damming of the Snowy River, now being fed continuously by the melting snow from the Snowy Mountains. The old town of Jindabyne was flooded in the mid-1960s, which left the town destroyed and covered by the waters to build the manmade lake. What Jindabyne is today is a newly restored and built up version, created around visitors needs. The lake is 30 square kilometres and its mirroring reflection makes it worth a visit to see the water sparkle. The lake links up to three rivers and leads into the incredible Kosciuszko National Park with the rugged mountains as the lake's backdrop. Experience the most dramatic vantage point of the lake from Waste Point Lookout along Kosciuszko Road.
The best time to experience the lake is in October as the snow begins to melt and lake level rises. At this time you'll be able to make the most of water activities like sailing, kayaking, canoeing or fishing across the lake. Lake Jindabyne brings an array of activities for families. Take a boat and experience the coves and crystal clear water, with the option to hire a motorboat, paddleboat, canoe or kayak. If fishing's how you prefer to pass the time, the lake is filled with incredible abundance of fish. From Atlantic salmon to rainbow, brown and brook trout with many fishing stores surrounding and guides available. There are no fishing restrictions on the lake except for a New South Wales Freshwater Anglers Licence, which can be organised when you arrive at one of the fishing shops in Jindabyne.