Adaminaby

With fishing, horseriding, bushwalking and mountain biking, Adaminaby is great for outdoor adventure in the magnificent NSW Snowy Mountains. A convenient place to stay in the skiing and snowboarding season, the charming town is 40 minutes’ drive from the Mount Selwyn snowfields.

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, a lovely spot for water sports in warmer months. The annual Snowy Mountains Trout Festival is in spring and the competition is open to all anglers.

Reynella Rides - Cooma

Teeming with fish, the lake is perfect for fishing all year. 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 horseriding 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 year-round thermal pool of spring waters naturally heated at 27 degrees.

A woman taking a tour of the Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park

For wonderful tours in the high country immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s poem The Man from Snowy River, join Reynella Rides and Cochran Horse Treks on a horseriding adventure. You’ll see iconic brumby wild horses and Australia’s highest peaks as well as enjoy camping under the stars.

Getting to Adaminaby in the Cooma region is easy. 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 for your holiday.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Truffle hunting and dining

    Saturday 18 August 2018 to Monday 27 August 2018 , Cooma

    Situated eight kilometres from the village of Bredbo in the Snowy Monaro region, Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines offers you the chance to explore the hidden delights of the Perigord black truffle. Come and join the team at Macenmist wher…

    18 Aug - 27 Aug
  2. Cooma Rotary Markets

    Sunday 19 August 2018 to Sunday 16 June 2019 , Cooma

    The Cooma Rotary Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month. The markets have up to 50 stalls supplying a variety of merchandise including craft, vegetables, nursery, garden implements, bric-a-brac, woodwork, second-hand books,…

    19 Aug - 16 Jun
  3. Truffle Hunt - Inspiration

    Saturday 25 August 2018 , Cooma

    From start to finish immerse yourself in hours of black truffles during this inspirational All Day event. After a brisk start to the morning harvesting truffle with the truffle dogs Fahren and Tawdiffu you return to the truffle barn where t…

    25 Aug