About the Area

Jindabyne is a popular regional holiday destination, especially in winter, and is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia. The town is situated in an idyllic elevated position overlooking Lake JIndabyne and the surrounding Snowy Mountains. It is approximately 460 kilometres (5 hours drive) or One hour flight from Sydney and 180 kilometres (2 hours drive) from Canberra.

The town is an easy 30 minutes drive to the premier Australian ski resorts – Thredbo and Perisher Valley.

Whilst winter activities are dominated by snow skiing, the “non-winter” period is becoming extremely popular for a large variety of activities – including cycling, triathlons, cultural events, fishing, sailing and many other outdoor activities.

A favourite on everyone’s “bucket list” is the very accessible “Climb to Kossie” – Australia’s highest mountain peak, Mount Kosciusko

Jindabyne is one of the highest settlements of its size in Australia, at 918 metres above sea level.

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Completed in 1967, Jindabyne Dam is a major dam, located approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south south-east of the relocated township. Parts of Old Jindabyne can be seen when the levels of Lake Jindabyne are low particularly the top of the church. The settlement of East Jindabyne is located above what was Old Jindabyne.

The body of water is one of the largest fresh water reservoirs in New South Wales, and has a resident population of Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout. Lake Jindabyne also has a reputation as one of the best places to catch trout in Australia. The Gaden Trout Hatchery, located about 10 kilometres north-west of Jindabyne, on the route leading to Perisher Ski Resort, holds tours of the hatcherys trout ponds, and is one of the main centres involved in the breeding and rearing of cold water sport fish in Australia.