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Lake Jindabyne

During the 1960s, the damming of Lake Jindabyne as a result of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme drowned most of the original township of Jindabyne. A few houses were moved and the inhabitants relocated to the site of the new town as it stands today.

Located on the Koscuisko Road, Jindabyne is an ideal base for exploring the magnificent Snowy Mountains and features a sports complex, adventure centre, holiday park and the Snowy Mountains Reservation Centre which caters for every accomodation need and offers a variety of packages. Lake Jindabyne offers trout fishing, aquatic sports and cruises and be sure to visit the Gaden Trout Hatchery and Kokoda Memorial.

Jindabyne is located on the shores of Lake Jindabyne and serves both as a winter base for many people skiing in the hills and a summer destination for bush walking, mountain biking and fishing in the lake.

History Of Jindabyne

The settlement of Jindabyne is said to have had its origins with the arrival of the Pendergast brothers in the 1820s. Jindabyne’s first store and hotel were opened in 1861, enabling residents to access supplies.

This led to the townships size increasing, and by 1879 Jindabyne had an inn, store, blacksmiths forge and flour mill. A punt was used to cross the river until the bridge was built in 1893.

In 1959 In December 1956, construction was banned by the Government in old Jindabyne, and in 1960 it was officially announced that the town of Jindabyne would be relocated and the valley flooded as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

The town was re-established on the new site between 1962 and 1964. The new town was officially opened by the Governor on the 19th December 1964.

Modern Jindabyne is a year round holiday resort and is a very cosmopolitan place with its mix of new residents and pioneering families.

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.

Points of Interest:

Jindabyne Dam Wall

Waste Point Lookout

Kosciuszko National Park

Art Galleries and Craft shops

Gaden Trout Hatchery

Guided tours