Known as the Gateway to the Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne has many things to offer to its curious visitors. Being a town closest to Snowy Mountains, the place is normally used as a preferred stop over location for everyone on their way to Snowy Mountains. The town initially built on the shores of the beautiful lake presents a scenic view to the tourists with magnificent mountains as the backdrop. Weather is Jindabyne is pleasant with chilly winters and cool summers.
Accommodation in Jindabyne varies from motels, BnBs, cottages, caravans and farmstays. One of the best places to eat in Jindabyne is Café Darya.
Come summer or winter there are many things to do in Jindabyne. Snowy Mountains, being one of the top tourist places in Jindabyne, the options for skiing and sports are galore. The place is close to the Lake Eucumbene which is situated in the Snowy Mountains. The lake being one of the largest and best fisheries in Australia has many outdoor activities and sports like fishing, skiing and many more.
If you are going to Jindabyne during the month of December then do not miss out the Snowy Mountains Muster which is a sport festival for the Snowy Mountains Muster Stockman’s Challenge title. The 3 day festival scheduled for the year end always ends with a grand New Year bash. For the art lovers, the area has its Lake Light Sculpture exhibition held during the month of March and April. Held on the shores of Lake Jindabyne, the show exhibits various sculptures with a beautiful mountain backdrop and illuminated stops during nights as its key elements.
The Snowy Scheme Museum is also just a drive away from the town. The main attraction of the museum is the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme. It shows how the scheme was built and also the life on it. There are displays of most of the machinery and materials used for the construction and also many art works based on the same.
If you are a nature lover, do visit the Kosciuszko National Park, as Jindabyne is the closest town to reach the place. The park offers many things to do in Jindabyne for people. For the adventure lovers, the park offers various activities like canoeing, archery, mountain biking, mountaineering and so on. If you are more interested to take a walk through the nature then there is the Auswalk and Park trek Walking Tours. The park also offers many horse treks and fly fishing lessons for fishing and riding enthusiasts.
Some places not to be missed in the park are the Ramsar Wetlands and Yarrangobilly Caves. If you do not want to go for fishing and just learn about fish breeding then do visit the Gaden Trout Hatchery situated on the Thredbo River. As the main centers for breeding cold water sport fish, the area offers picnic and barbeque facilities also.