Jindabyne Area

Highlights

For outdoor adventures year-round, the beautiful Jindabyne region in the NSW Snowy Mountains is a fun destination. Near Australia’s highest peaks, you’ll find adventure tours in the snow season as well as warmer months, and treat your tastebuds to locally made wines, craft beers and schnapps.

  • Candlelight Lodge, Thredbo - Image; Snowy Mountains
  • Lake Jindabyne, Kosciuszko National Park

About the Jindabyne Area

Enjoy outdoor adventures and delicious experiences in the Jindabyne region of the NSW Snowy Mountains. The town of Jindabyne is near Kosciuszko National Park, a winter wonderland for skiing and snowboarding and great for bushwalking, mountain biking and horseriding in warmer months.

This beautiful area inspired poems and stories of the mountain horsemen, immortalised in Banjo Paterson's epic The Man from Snowy River. You can join horseriding tours in the high country, including Snowy Wilderness, Thredbo Valley Horse Riding and Snowy River Horseback Adventure.

Horse riding - Snowy Wilderness Resort

You’ll find many more wonderful things to do and exhilarating tours to relish, from wine tasting at a cool-climate winery to fly fishing in crystal-clear waters teeming with trout. You can hire or buy equipment for your adventure too, from skis and snowboards to mountain bikes and fishing rods.

Discover the striking landscapes around Jindabyne on scenic drives to small towns, charming places to stay year-round. On the banks of the Snowy River is Dalgety, once considered a potential site for the nation’s capital. Stop in at the Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery for wine and beer tasting.

Goobarragandra River - Tumut

Berridale was known as the Crossroads of the Snowy in the colonial gold rush when miners passed through on the way to the goldfields. Towering poplars line the main street. The Berridale Inn dates back to 1863, when it was built as a house and store, and then it was converted into an inn in 1878.

With a spectacular backdrop of Australia’s highest peaks, pristine waterways such as Lake Jindabyne, and giant granite boulders dotting the Monaro Plains, the region is a postcard escape any time of the year. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options to suit various budgets, from camping to resorts.

Check out the marvellous events calendar, from a music festival in the snow season to traditional country shows such as the Dalgety Show, a delightful family day out. You can see the mountain horseman ride in the thrilling Man from Snowy River Rodeo and in the Dalgety Team Penning.

  • Fishing at Lake Jindabyne

    Fishing

    With cold and calm waters, Lake Jindabyne offers fantastic conditions for fishing. Beginners can sign up for fishing lessons or check out the Gaden Trout Hatchery, home to brook, brown and rainbow trout, and Atlantic salmon. Find out about the region's premier sport fish before you head out to catch your own.

  • Horseriding at the Snowy River Festival

    Horseriding

    The mountain scenery of the Snowy Mountains is the perfect backdrop for a horseriding adventure, with wildlife and river crossings that form the setting for the classic Australian poem by Banjo Patterson, ‘The Man from Snowy River’. Choose from rides of an hour in duration up to full day and multi-day rides.

  • Bikeriding through the Snowy Mountains

    Adventure

    Jindabyne is more than just a great place to base yourself for skiing the Snowy Mountains; it offers opportunities for adventure all year round. With snow sports in winter and water sports in the warmer months, there’s plenty to keep you active and occupied.

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Local areas

  • Berridale Admire towering poplars and giant granite boulders, and take the family fishing at a nearby trout farm.
  • Dalgety Explore the pretty Snowy River and delight in wine and beer tasting at a vineyard and microbrewery.
  • Jindabyne Enjoy adventures in Kosciuszko National Park, vibrant nightlife, delicious experiences, and Lake Jindabyne.