Berridale

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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Snowtunes Music Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2019 , 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…

  2. Dalgety Team Penning

    Saturday 21 September 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019 , Dalgety

    The Dalgety Team Penning horse riding event is run by the Dalgety Show Society on the Saturday and is an event the whole family can enjoy. The Team Penning event involves a team of four riders, three of which must cut three head of…

    21 Sep - 22 Sep
  3. Oktoberfest Jindabyne

    Saturday 28 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 , Jindabyne

    Oktoberfest, at the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, is an event not too be missed for the October Long Weekend. German beers, pretzels and German food will be included in daily specials! Dress up in your finest lederhosen and dirndl then…

    28 Sep - 29 Sep