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JindabyneAustralia

Go bushwalking, caving, fishing, mountain climbing and skiing at this lakeside town and major gateway to the spectacular Snowy Mountains.

Jindabyne is an adventure activity destination surrounded by the alpine landscapes of the Snowy Mountains. See its inspiring natural landscape, ranging from Australia’s tallest mountain to creeks, lakes, rivers and wildflower meadows. Get active in Jindabyne with enthralling outdoor pursuits, enjoy beautiful panoramas, visit galleries and tour a nearby distillery and vineyard.

Find the town on the southern shores of Lake Jindabyne, a vast reservoir fed by the Snowy River. Its original location now rests beneath the waters. Jindabyne moved to its current location in the 1960s following the construction of Jindabyne Dam. Eerie relics of the old town are visible when water levels are low. Get superb lake views at Banjo Paterson Park, Foreshore Park and Waste Point Lookout.

Perched on the eastern edge of the town is Kosciuszko National Park, the heart of the Snowy Mountains. Get brochures, maps and park passes at the Snowy Region Visitor Centre.

Year-round, take a scenic ride on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the 7,310-foot (2,228-meter) tall Mount Kosciuszko. A hiking trail climbing to the mountain summit passes alpine meadows and striking rock formations. Watch young salmon and trout swarming the waters of the Gaden Trout Hatchery and step into the 440-million-year-old Yarrangobilly Caves. Discover more of the park’s beauty along trails such as the Blue Waterholes Trail, Cascade Hut Trail, Rainbow Lake Walking Track and Sawpit Walking Track.

Visit Kosciuszko National Park from June to October for some of Australia’s best skiing opportunities. Find groomed slopes, snow parks and toboggan runs at Charlotte Pass, Perisher Valley, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo.

See attractions in Jindabyne’s surrounding villages. Browse art exhibits at the Grosvenor Kunama Galleries in East Jindabyne and Ray Killen Gallery in Berridale. Sample award-winning gin and schnapps at the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery in Crackenback. Sip fruity wines at Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery in Dalgety.

Reach Jindabyne on an intercity bus from Canberra. Alternatively fly from Sydney to Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport and catch a shuttle bus or rent a car.

Top hotels in Jindabyne

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
4 out of 5
10 Kosciusko Road, Jindabyne, NSW
The price is AU$149 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre and Lake Jindabyne. Banjo Patterson Park is 0.5 mi (0.8 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (557 reviews)

"Liked the excellent location overlooking the lake. The balcony had a BBQ"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
Vikas Ski Lodge
Vikas Ski Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1 Kurrajong St, Jindabyne, NSW

Situated in Jindabyne, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre and Lake Jindabyne. Banjo Patterson Park and Kosciuszko National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"Great location, manager and good facilities. Steve went out of his way to make sure guests were accommodated."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2019

Vikas Ski Lodge
Lake Jindabyne Hotel
Lake Jindabyne Hotel
3 out of 5
21 McLure Circuit, Jindabyne, NSW
The price is AU$109 per night

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Banjo Patterson Park and Lake Jindabyne. Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (754 reviews)

"Love the lake view, the breakfast that’s included.The location close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2020

Lake Jindabyne Hotel

Popular places to visit in Jindabyne

Perisher Ski Resort
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Perisher Ski Resort

4.5/5(128 reviews)

Explore groomed trails, powdery backcountry and lively villages at the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere.

Top activities in Jindabyne

Cockington Green Gardens Tickets
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Cockington Green Gardens Tickets

94% of travellers recommend
AU$20
Per adult
National Zoo & Aquarium Family Tour
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National Zoo & Aquarium Family Tour

AU$85
Per adult
Questacon, Cockington Green & Australian Institute of Sport
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Questacon, Cockington Green & Australian Institute of Sport

100% of travellers recommend
AU$48
Per adult
Australian Institute of Sport Tour
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Australian Institute of Sport Tour

96% of travellers recommend
AU$11
Per adult
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

AU$330
Per adult
Canberra Day Tour From Sydney with Guide & Private Transfer
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Canberra Day Tour From Sydney with Guide & Private Transfer

AU$1,058
Per adult

Reviews of Jindabyne

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar. 2020

A great place to visit for rest and recreation

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan. 2020

Very seasonal town, great locals with excellent vibe. Local coffee shops are excellent, as is the brewery.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Jan. 2020

Everyone we met in Jindabyne were very friendly

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Jan. 2020

Jindy is a decent stop over on the way to the national parks and alpine areas.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Dec. 2019

Nice town with beautiful lake and excellent bike tracks (summer stay).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Nov. 2019

Beautiful town

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Perisher Ski Resort featuring snowboarding and snow

Perisher Valley

Perisher Ski Resort which includes landscape views, a sunset and snow

Kosciuszko National Park