Australia, Jindabyne

Australia, Jindabyne

Things to do - general

Jindabyne overlooks the tranquil shores of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

More people choose Jindabyne accommodation as their snow holiday destination than anywhere else in Australia because its easily accessible, affordable and offers everything you need for a memorable winter holiday. Choose from a vast selection of accommodation in self-contained apartments, comfortable lodges, quality hotels and all inclusive resort style.

The township of Jindabyne offers an extreme range of facilities including supermarkets, restaurants, bars, chemist, medical center, banks, cinema, post office and a wide variety of both retail ski outlets and other facilities. Jindabyne accommodation is popular with skiers and snowboarders due to the benefits of affordability and proximity to several ski resorts throughout the Kosciuszko National Park, including Thredbo and Perisher.

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Much of Jindabyne accommodation is occupied by houses which are reserved for Winter accommodation. Self contained accommodation is an affordable way to visit the snow and often many visitors choose to share the cost of a house or unit with another family to keep snow holidays affordable!

Jindabyne also has plenty of Hotels, Motels and Lodge style accommodation options that offer breakfast and dinner packages or simply just breakfast. Both Self Contained Jindabyne accommodation and Lodge style offer you the choice to explore the many restaurants in the town.

Country Australia
Visa requirementsAustralian Visa for international travelers
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedDollars
SeasonJune long week-end to October long week-end
Nearest AirportCanberra
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Nightlife info

Jindabyne host's a wide variety of Restaurants & Bars.

Lake Jindabyne Hotel is rightly known as providing some of the best food in the Snowy Mountains.With an ever changing menu to provide the freshest of food that warms you up in winter, and recharges you in summer, the Lake Jindabyne Hotel bistro a favourite place to dine and unwind in Jindabyne. Stunning lakeside views make lunch on the deck a must do experience when visiting the town all year round. The steaks are large, legendary and remarkably affordable, and you can even cook them yourselves on the massive indoor grill. Or pick up a fabulous pizza, available all hours of the day from the public bar.

Banjos nightclub rocks every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night in winter. Every week we bring you some of Sydneys finest DJ's. New is an all new sound and lighting setup which will blow your mind. Banjos is the number 1 place to party in the Snowy Mountains!!

Clancy’s Brasserie is open 7 days a week for Lunch from 12pm-3pm and Dinner from 6pm-9pm. Clancy’s offers a range of modern Australian cuisine from our traditional pub classics, succulent steaks and fresh seafood and salads.

The Overflow Pizza & Burger bar is the newest foodie hot spot in Jindabyne. The Overflow is open 7 days a week for both Lunch & Dinner, with trading hours extending throughout the snow season. The Overflow is located on the upper level of the hotel in the newly renovated backroom, perfect for families & groups big & small. Try our DELICIOUS traditional Banjo’s Beef Burger next time you're in town - WE PROMISE it won't let you down.

What's On at the Banjo

MONDAY: Skate Night (Monthly), $12.00 Mojito Monday

TUESDAY: Trivia, $12 Margaritas - Tequila Tuesday

WEDNESDAY: Locals Night - DJ, LIVE MUSIC & Drink Specials, $5 Wino Wednesday (House Wine)

THURSDAY: Joker Poker, 50 Schooners, $VIP $15 Pizza & Beer Night*

FRIDAY: Monster Meat Raffle, $12 Espresso Fridays

SATURDAY: WeLOVEWeekends! DJ + LIVE MUSIC & Drink Specials

SUNDAY: Sangria Sunday $15 Red Wine Sangria Jugs, Open Mic

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Culture and history info

This village, at the foothills of the Australian Alps, is 33 miles south-west of Cooma. It is today, as throughout its history, essentially a grazing district, though it is true that for some years a butter factory was operating there. Of late years, largely through the efforts of Sir Joseph Carruthers, who was interested in Jindabyne West Estate, the district has proved itself one which is capable of producing crops and fruits of the highest quality. Situated on the banks of the Snowy River, Jindabyne witnessed the erection in 1847 by Stewart Ryrie, Junr., of the first flour mill that Maneroo knew. This mill had the river water as its motive power, and was for some years conducted by William Jardine.

In 1860 gold was discovered at Crackenback, and a rush, which, however, did not last very long, took place. Mining has been conducted from time to time in the Boogong Mountains, but the fields have never justified continuous work. Beyond Jindabyne is the Creel, and beyond that still Hotel Kosciusko, both of which have been referred to in the "Tourist" section of this pamphlet. The waters of the rivers round about Jindabyne abound with trout, and during the season many good hauls are made by anglers, who come long distances for the sport obtainable. Beyond Jindabyne are Moonbah, and towards the Victorian border Ingebyra and Ingeegoodbee.

One of the very earliest settlers in the locality was James McEvoy, who took up Woolindibby Run, of 11,520 ac. Other pioneers of that particular portion of the district are William Holland (Mowenbah, 16,000 ac.), John Pendergrass so called, but actually John Pendergast (Homeo, 25,000 ac., Cottage Creek, 15,000 ac., and Moonbar, 24,000 ac.), Stewart Ryrie (Jindabine, 13,000 ac.), Richard Brooks (Jindabine 22,400 ac., Willis 11,520 ac.), William Neale (Kalkite, 20,000 ac.). In addition there are the Barrys, Thompsons, McLures and Woodhouses. To-day, a large portion of Jindabyne is held by the Wallace family.

Jindabyne was one of the first places in New South Wales to secure the services of a "Bush Nurse," through the medium of a local Bush Nursing Association.Culture and history image

Jindabyne Real Estate Apartments

Most Jindabyne Real Estate Apartments overlooks the tranquil shores of Lake Jindabyne in the Snowy M More info
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Jindabyne Siesta Villa

56 Jerrara Drive, Jindabyne East NSW, 2627
Jindabyne Siesta Villa, nestled on the shores of pristine Lake Jindabyne with the mountains as a bac More info
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Raine & Horne Snowy Mountains Apartments

Raine & Horne Snowy Mountains offers self contained accommodation, which is an affordable way to More info
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Rydges Horizons

10 Kosciuszko Road Jindabyne NSW 2627
Rydges Horizons  is located in the centre of Jindabyne on the edge of Lake Jindabyne. Rydes Horizons More info
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Jindabyne Cinema Regular session times throughout winter showing the latest releases and the best popcorn in the mountains!

Wild Brumby Distillery
As the only Schnapps distillery on the mainland of Australia, Wild Brumby is a unique experience, and just a short drive from Jindabyne. Offering lunch and early supper this is a fantastic stop on the way to and from Thredbo and the Ski Tube. Wild Brumby uses locally grown fruit from either the garden on site or from nearby farmers. There is local art and sculptures dotted throughout the property welcoming you to wander the garden.

Lake Crackenback Day Spa
Indulge yourself with a trip to the health and fitness center in Lake Crackenback resort. The Spa uses only 100% organic products. Choose from a wide selection of massage and beauty treatments or pampering spa packages. The Spa can create packages to suit any individual or group, a day with friends, bridal showers or corporate retreats. This unique environment can incorporate spa treatments with yoga, alpine walks or team building activities.

Fishing on Lake Jindabyne
Whether you're into trout fishing, fly fishing or just dropping a line over the edge of your boat or the lakes shore, there is something for everyone. Local competitions and sought after fish make Jindabyne and the surrounding rivers a first-rate fishing area. Rod and tackle hire is available however if you bring your own it's FREE

Horse Riding
Now you’re in The Man From Snowy River region why not take a leisurely horseback ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery and discover just why the Snowy Mountains is the perfect getaway destination. If you are up for something more adventurous, head out on a horse riding camp where you get to really feel what Banjo Paterson experienced camping out in the Snowy Mountains. Jindabyne Equestrian Centre offers accommodation and horseriding packages, and still just a short drive to the ski frields.

Sailing on Lake Jindabyne, Canoeing and other Water fun
Keen to get out onto the water? Hire is available for motorised tinnies, paddleboats, canoes, sailing boats and half cabin boats. Or you could learn to sail or canoe on a variety of watercrafts with local instructors and all safety equipment included. Jindabyne Lake is a perfect area for those who love to try new water sports, but getting wet should be avoided in the middle of winter....brrrrr!

Mountain Biking around Jindabyne
Do you have a taste for adventure? Mountain biking is an exhilarating sport and you don't have to be an expert. Jindabyne township has a number of advanced course trails and there is the foreshore track for those looking for an easier pace around the lake. Mountain biking in booming in Jindabyne and new trails are being created all the time - most are unmarked so be sure to get some local information and a map before you head off.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Ski Programs

Please refer to Thredbo and Perisher


Car Hire

Based in Berridale (20 minutes from Jindabyne), right at the foothills of the NSW Ski resorts, AAR offers car hire/rental with a difference - given all our vehicles are Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) or All-Wheel-Drive (AWD). Not only are our cars comfortable, reliable, and well-suited to the snow and ice conditions we often encounter here you can travel to the ski resorts safe in the knowledge that your vehicle will get you there and back reliably even when mother nature's at her worst.

Bus Transfers from Canberra to Jindabyne

This year Sno Express are offering two Friday and Sunday services at four great locations. Mantra on Northbourne, Pavilion on Northbourne, and Canberra Airport. Stops will then follow onto Jindabyne, Ski Rider, Smiggins/ Friday Flat Carpark and onto Perisher Valley/ Thredbo Info Centre

Flights to the Snowy Mountains

If you don't want to spend half of your holiday in the car driving then why not take a flight with Regional Express Airlines departing daily from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains Airport (in Cooma)
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Hot Deals

Please refer to Thredbo and Perisher