Jindabyne is a very new town that is a by-product of the Snowy Mountains developments of the early fifties. Some of the workers like the area so much they remained and helped start the new town. Since then Lake Jindabyne and the Alps have been catalyst for tourism and the ski fraternity.

The town's name is derived from an aboriginal word meaning 'valley’

Originally situated on land that is now part of Lake Jindabyne, the township was transferred to its present location in the 1960s due to the damming of the Snowy River as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The town is heavily tourist-oriented with a large range of snow-sport rental outlets.

As stated Jindabyne is a popular holiday destination, especially in winter, due to its proximity to several ski resorts throughout the Kosciuszko National Park, However, Jindabyne also attracts tourists in summer with Lake Jindabyne popular for activities.

Jindabyne has been the setting (and shooting location) for two recent feature films, the multi AFI-winning Somersault in 2004 and Jindabyne in 2006.

The Churches in Jindabyne are all modern. The Catholic Church at least has more traditional design.

The Memorial to Polish born explorer gives the waterfront a quite spectacular and striking point of interest.

The War Memorial, though modern is an appropriate acknowledgement.

The hotels are all modern and bistro in style.

Given the fun style of the locals and the impact of year-round tourism makes this place jump. If you are into a fun break allow a couple of days. Allow a day extra if the ascension of Kosciuszko is on the agenda.


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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course