Berridale is a charming town in the NSW Snowy Mountains, near pristine lakes for fishing and the Kosciuszko National Park for bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding. A lovely place to stay in the skiing and snowboarding season, all the snowfields are within easy reach.
Berridale is known as the crossroads of the Snowy Mountains, as miners passed through on the way to the goldfields in the colonial gold rush. Today, Berridale is a great base for enjoying outdoor adventures throughout the year.
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, which transform in Autumn with glorious golden leaves.
Lake Eucumbene to the north is popular for water sports in the warmer months. Visit Eucumbene Trout Farm for a spot of fishing and a farm tour. All the equipment is supplied and the staff can prepare your freshly caught trout for you to cook on the barbecues in the picnic area.
There are more experiences in the Jindabyne region, to the east of Berridale. Taste unique wines and craft beers at the Snowy River Vineyard and Microbrewery, and schnapps made from local fruits at the Wildbrumby Distillery.
The slopes of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snow Resort are all between 50 and 80 minutes’ drive in good weather from Berridale. You can hire all the ski and snowboard equipment you need for fun on the snowfields from Arlberg Ski Centre.