In a pretty rural setting, Berridale is a charming town in the NSW Snowy Mountains near pristine lakes for fishing and Kosciuszko National Park for bushwalking, mountain biking and horseriding. A lovely place to stay in the skiing and snowboarding season, all the snowfields are within easy reach.

You’ll find accommodation options to suit various budgets in and around Berridale, known as the Crossroads of the Snowy in the colonial gold rush when miners passed through on the way to the goldfields. Today, Berridale is a great base for enjoying outdoor adventures throughout the year.

Berridale - Snowy Mountains

The landscapes are striking, with Australia’s highest peaks a spectacular backdrop and huge granite boulders dotting the Monaro Plains. Towering poplars line Berridale’s main street. Lake Jindabyne to the west and Lake Eucumbene to the north are popular for water sports in the warmer months.

For a fun family day out, visit the ecotourism-accredited Eucumbene Trout Farm for a spot of fishing and a farm tour. All the equipment is supplied for a fishing adventure and you can even have the staff prepare your freshly caught trout for cooking on the barbecues in the enchanting picnic area.

Poplar trees lining the roadside in Berridale, Snowy Mountains

There are more delicious experiences in the Jindabyne region, from the Snowy River Vineyard and Microbrewery to the Wildbrumby Distillery. The Berridale Inn dates back to William Oliver, who built it in Berridale in 1863 as his house and store, and was converted into an inn for travellers in 1878.

You can hire in Berridale all the ski and snowboard equipment you need for fun on the snowfields in colder months. The slopes of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Mount Selwyn are all between 50 and 80 minutes’ drive in good weather from Berridale, which is a scenic drive east of Jindabyne.


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  1. Paint the Landscape: Weekend Workshops

    Saturday 21 April 2018 to Sunday 22 April 2018 , Jindabyne

    Learn to paint the Snowy Mountains landscape. During this weekend workshop, you will complete an outdoor landscape painting of the beautiful surrounding Lake Crackenback mountainside with guidance from Artist Violetta Strabic. Whilst enjoy…

    21 Apr - 22 Apr
  2. Snowy Mountains Photography Weekends

    Friday 18 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 , Jindabyne

    Fill your viewfinder with stunning shots of Snowy Mountain landscapes, cascading rivers and streams, rugged countryside and majestic snowgums. Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is excited to be offering Landscape Photography Weekends with …

    18 May - 20 May
  3. Kids Fishing Workshops - Jindabyne

    Sunday 08 July 2018 , Jindabyne

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing…

    08 Jul
  4. Snowtunes Music Festival

    Friday 31 August 2018 to Saturday 01 September 2018 , Jindabyne

    Snowtunes, Australia’s only music festival in the snow returns to Lake Jindabyne this September featuring some of the hottest Australian and International artists as headlining acts. Snowtunes combines the elements of snow sports and entert…

    31 Aug - 01 Sep
  5. Snowy Ride

    Saturday 03 November 2018 , Jindabyne

    The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually with the aim of involving motorcycle riders from all over Australia to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. It's an opportunity for riders to enjoy a weekend away with friends and fam…

    03 Nov