From thrilling to delicious, Jindabyne is a perfect escape at any time of the year in the NSW Snowy Mountains. On the edge of beautiful Lake Jindabyne, the scenic town offers outdoor adventure, gourmet delights and vibrant nightlife, and is a great base near the snowfields in colder months.

Adventure tours include horseriding, mountain biking, bushwalking, fishing, kayaking and helicopter joy flights around Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak. Main Range Backcountry offers alpine guided tours for skiers and snowboarders beyond the snow resorts in the snow-covered wilderness.

Horse Riding in the Snowy Mountains

In warmer months Lake Jindabyne is popular for water sports. The waterway is teeming with fish and is part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia’s greatest engineering project that creates hydro-electricity. The town was relocated before the old township was flooded in 1967 to create the lake.

You can hire all kinds of equipment in Jindabyne for your adventure holiday. There are shops selling all the essentials too, from kit to fashion. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in and around Jindabyne, from camping and caravanning to cottages, chalets, apartments, motels and eco-resorts.

Wildbrumby Distillery and Cafe - Alpine Way - Jindabyne

Check of the exciting events calendar for festivals and shows such as the Snowtunes Music Festival in September and the Man from Snowy River Rodeo in December. Your tastebuds are in for a treat too, with casual cafes, chic restaurants and brew pubs. Just outside town is the Wildbrumby Distillery.

A short drive southwest is Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, which offers a day pass for activities including golf, archery, mountain biking, fishing and canoeing. There are 25km of mountain bike tracks and a pump and flow track designed by mountain bike world champion Caroline Buchanan.

Getting to the Jindaybine region is easy, with the drive from Sydney to Jindabyne five hours, from Melbourne seven hours and Canberra two hours. The slopes of Thredbo and Perisher are only 30 minutes’ drive from Jindabyne. The Perisher Ski Tube alpine railway is 20 minutes from 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