With fantastic fishing, horse riding, bushwalking and mountain biking, Adaminaby is great for outdoor adventure in the magnificent NSW Snowy Mountains. 

Fishing in Adaminaby

Adaminaby is home to one of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ – the Big Trout, a symbol of the superb fishing in crystal-clear rivers and Lake Eucumbene. Each spring is the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival, a competition open to all anglers.

The 10-metre high Big Trout fibreglass structure in Adaminaby...Artist: Andy Lomnici, 1973

Snowy Mountains Scheme

Adaminaby’s 20th century heritage is part of the hydro-electric Snowy Mountains Scheme, one of the engineering marvels of the world. The town was relocated 9km before the Eucumbene River was dammed in 1958 and Lake Eucumbene created.

Explore the history and heritage of Australia’s greatest engineering project at the Snowy Scheme Museum, where you’ll discover design, construction and operation artefacts. At Stewarts Visitor Information and Gallery are photographs, clippings and documents on the scheme and the town.


You’ll find plenty more things to do and see, from bushwalking and horse riding in the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park to a scenic one hour drive to the marvellous Yarrangobilly Caves. A short walk from the caves is a thermal pool of spring waters naturally heated at 27 degrees.

Join Reynella Rides and Cochran Horse Treks on a horse riding adventure, and explore the high country, immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s poem The Man from Snowy River. Camp under the stars on a multi-day tour and see the iconic brumby wild horses.

Getting to Adaminaby

The drive from Cooma is 40 minutes and from Canberra less than two hours. From Sydney it is 4h 45min and from Melbourne 6h 40min. You can also fly from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains Airport, near Cooma, and rent a car.