Jindabyne is a popular holiday destination for those visiting the Snowy Mountains. Set 471 kilometres west of Sydney it is a small town with a mix of adventures. Overlooking Lake Jindabyne explore the numerous outdoor experiences, and being well connected to Kosciuszko National Park, it is perfect for those wanting to make the most of the snow season in the winter or to enjoy bushwalking and mountain biking in the warmer months.
The town was completely restored after the old town flooded initially in order to create Lake Jindabyne. Today, the new town has been built to accommodate those working on the Snowy Mountains Scheme as well as tourists visiting. As Lake Jindabyne at one point submerged the old town, and when levels are low, the remains can sometimes be seen. Waste Point Lookout along Kosciuszko Road is a great way to experience the best vantage point of the lake.
Jindabyne is excellent for couples and families with beautiful surrounding scenery to explore. As the weather starts to cool down, the ski resorts come to life, and in the summer months, mountain biking lovers flock to the area, with water sports like canoeing, white water rafting and kayaking occupying the lake.
The area offers gourmet adventures, outdoor activities, and nightlife and often those looking for an adventurous experience stay in Jindabyne due to the range of tour operators on offer including fly fishing and horse riding. Horse riding tours are a great way to explore the incredible rugged wilderness, as Jindabyne is surrounded by beautiful scenery.
If you’re ready to take on the slopes of Thredbo and Perisher, then basing yourself in Jindabyne is a great option for those looking for a cheaper alternative to snow chalets. Out of town, there are several events like country shows and music festivals in the snow season too.
Australia’s highest peak is the backdrop to Jindabyne making it a beautiful place to experience at any time of the year. The mix of adventure tours and the range of accommodation options available means it adapts to all different budgets and travel styles.