The original town of Jindabyne was relocated in the 1960s when the Snowy River was dammed as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Only a handful of houses were moved to their new location.
The remains of the old town lie submerged under Lake Jindabyne, they can occasionally be glimpsed when lake levels are low. For great views over the lake at any time head for the Waste Point Lookout on the Kosciuszko Road.
Modern Jindabyne is a year round holiday destination and is a very cosmopolitan place with its mix of new residents and pioneering families.
"The lake provides superb opportunities for trout fishing and water sports."
In winter, Jindabyne is a base for skiers bound for the major resorts in Kosciuszko National Park and for the rest of the year it’s a great place from which to go bushwalking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and canoeing, horse riding and kayaking. The lake provides superb opportunities for trout fishing and water sports.
In summer, Jindabyne becomes a world class destination for mountain biking with great rides from beginner to very technical and everything in between. Experienced extreme riders can feel the adrenaline rush of fast downhill trails, whilst those looking for a gentler trek can cruise along the many purpose built family friendly rides around Jindabyne Lake.
Points of Interest
Images courtesy of Destination NSW.
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