Located right at the end of artificial Lake Jindabyne, the town of Jindabyne plays a supporting role for the nearby ski resorts of Thredbo and Perisher Blue, both located in the Snowy Mountains. During the summer, however, visitors shouldn’t overlook the superb trout fishing throughout the area. About 60 kilometers from Cooma and 500 kilometers from Sydney, Jindabyne is perched at an altitude of 991 metres above sea level.
Lake Jindabyne – Lake – Flickr.com
Lake Jindabyne – MD111 – Flickr.com
Today, Jindabyne has activities year-round, with a cosmopolitan mix of brand new residents and pioneers that have been around since the town’s founding.
During winter, Jindabyne comes alive with skiers heading towards the nearby resorts. When the snow melts, folks head to the mountains for bushwalking, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking, while the lake has great water sports available.
East Jindabyne, though tiny, is worth your time. It’s up on top of the far side of the dam-you can’t miss it!