We recently shared a few of our favorite things in our hometown Jindabyne with you, but that was only the start! There’s an abundance of things to do in the Snowy Mountains and while the views and landscapes may change from season to season, the outdoor activities in the Snowy Mountains continue all year round.
When you’re not waxing your skis, wakeboarding Lake Jindy or lacing up your hiking boots, we invite you to take some time to discover our hometown, chat with the locals over a cup of coffee (or local brew!) and watch the sunset over the lake. Jindabyne is the gateway to the beautiful Snowy Mountains but it’s also a holiday destination in its own right! If you’re looking for things to do down under in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, Snow Escape Holidays has the scoop!
The snowy season is nearly upon us, so we’ll start here! Locals and visitors to Jindabyne are getting ready to ride the slopes of Australia’s top ski resorts and escape into the backcountry for alpine adventures in the secluded Snowies. Jindabyne is the closest town to Australia’s ski fields and from June to September, our backyard transforms to an alpine playground for outdoor enthusiasts looking to play in the snow. Don’t delay! Book today with Snow Escape Holidays to play in the Snowy Mountains of NSW this winter season.
Jindabyne is a prime destination for year-round fishing with scenic rivers, mountain streams and the crystal clear waters of Lake Jindabyne. The peak season for fishing in the Snowy Mountains runs from October to June and whether you’re casting a fly on the pristine Thredbo River or trolling for trout on the lake, there’s a high chance of a trophy catch. During the cooler months of June to October, many of Jindabyne’s rivers are closed for the spawn run but this is prime time to troll for trout from the shores of Lake Jindabyne. If you’re travelling with kids, the Eucumbene Trout Farm and Gaden Trout Hatchery offer a fun, family-friendly fishing adventure for the whole family. Not sure where to begin? Just chat to our guest services, our local outfitters and fishing guides love to share their local knowledge (and secret spots) with our guests!
The remote outback of the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park is considered one of Australia’s top horseriding destinations! It was this scenic wilderness with free-roaming brumbies that inspired the well-known “Man from Snowy River” and today, visitors to Jindabyne can experience that same authentic adventure in Australia’s legendary high-country. Whether you’re taking a pony ride through the plains or a trek to Australia’s highest peaks, horseriding in Jindabyne is an outback adventure like no other.
Local & Backcountry Tours
Whether you’re venturing into the wild Australian outback on a backcountry tour, riding the rapids of the Thredbo River on a river sled, exploring historical homesteads on an e-bike or heading off the beaten path on the highest Segway Tour in Australia, there’s a Jindabyne tour to suit all our guests.
Put some time aside to take a scenic drive from Jindabyne. There are two main scenic routes, the Kosciuszko Alpine Way and Snowy Mountain Highway, with spectacular and diverse scenery at every twist and turn. Gather up the family, let us pack you a picnic, and head out on a scenic journey to explore historic gold rush towns, limestone caves, thermal pools and the top attractions of the Snowy Mountains.
Hiking & Biking
Everyone loves the trails at Jindabyne! Whether you’re taking a lakeside stroll, bushwalking the rugged terrain to a glacial lake or taking the scenic summit trail to Australia’s highest peak, Mt. Kosciuszko has hiking trails in Jindabyne for all ages. If you prefer adventures on wheels, the Jindabyne Bike Trail Network runs from Tyrolean village all the way to the Thredbo Valley, cross country trails weave through the mountain landscapes and the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park is one of Australia’s premier mountain biking destinations. There’s no need to bring your bike, our guest services will help to find you the perfect rental.
The warm summer days are all about getting out on the water! Lake Jindabyne is a hub for water sports and the lake comes alive in summer with colorful boats, catamarans and happy holiday makers enjoying the outdoor action and lake activities. However you choose to spend your day – wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, canoeing or simply soaking up the sun on the shoreline, there’s a whole lot of summer fun waiting at Lake Jindy!
Spa & Massage Treatments
Every holiday deserves a little done time and R&R. For some that’s rum & raspberry (skip to Dining & Dancing below!) for others it’s rest and relaxation (keep reading!). Jindabyne’s outdoor adventures can fill up your holiday planner from sunrise to sunset, so take a little time to pamper yourself! Indulge in a relaxing spa day at Thredbo, Perisher or Lake Crackenback Resort or let us arrange a private massage in the comfort of your own home. Spoil yourself a little in the Snowy Mountains of NSW.
Dining & Dancing
What’s a holiday without exploring the local food scene (and a little rum and raspberry!). Dining and dancing is a fun part of every holiday and Jindabyne does not disappoint. There’s a diverse selection of cafés, coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants in our fun town with culinary delights from around the globe. From pork knuckle and schnapps, sushi and sapporo to authentic Italian, Mexican, Greek and even a taste of ancient Persia, it’s a treat exploring our Jindabyne eateries. The tasty treats don’t stop there! Jindabyne is a short drive from the award-winning Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery and the Snowy Vineyard Estate Winery, and the local Jindabyne Brewery, beer gardens and bars are open for late night shenanigans. Jindabyne does not disappoint when it comes to dining and dancing!
Stay with Snow Escape Holidays
There’s no shortage of four season adventures in the Snowy Mountains and our hometown, Jindabyne, is the perfect base to find your Jindabyne accommodation to retreat to after a day of exploring the Snowy Mountains. Whether you choose to stay close to the slopes at Crackenback, lakeside at Tyrolean Village or in the heart of Jindabyne, we have a holiday home to suit your lifestyle and a dedicated team to give you a warm welcome to Jindabyne.