The closest town to Kosciuszko National Park, Jindabyne is a gateway to the Snowy Mountains and is surrounded by Australia’s highest peaks, home to popular ski resorts. While snow sports are its biggest drawcard, the town also grants access to the beautiful Jindabyne region, immortalised in Banjo Paterson's iconic poem, “The Man from Snowy River”.
Things to do in Jindabyne
Jindabyne acts as a base for accessing Thredbo and Perisher. The town operates seasonal shopfronts for both ski resorts, which makes it easy to buy ski passes, pick up piste maps and check snow conditions in Kosciuszko National Park.
The town also offers outdoor adventures year-round. Paddling and fishing in Lake Jindabyne are a great way to cool off in the summer, while the Jindabyne Disc Golf Course is popular for its nine challenging holes and gorgeous mountain scenery.
Love adventure? Join one of Jindabyne’s adventure tours, with opportunities to go bushwalking, mountain biking and camping. If you want to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Jim Craig, sign up for a horse riding expedition through the High Country.
The Jindabyne region is famous for its local produce, with a smorgasbord of boutique wineries, craft breweries and local farms to explore. A staple on the tasting circuit since the early 1980s, Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery is best known for its fruity, cold climate wines.
Getting around Jindabyne
Jindabyne town centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot. If you want to explore the greater Jindabyne region it's best to rent a car. During the ski season, coaches run to Thredbo and Perisher, which is a great option if you don't want to drive.