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Jindabyne Information and Tourist Guide

Snowy Mountains Accommodation and Holidays

Jindabyne is the gateway to the Snowy Mountains. The Jindabyne township is built on the foreshores of a stunning freshwater lake and surrounded  by the mountains that pose as a backdrop to a town unlike any other. 

Jindabyne is one of the highest settlements of its size in Australia, at 918 metres above sea level, but it wasn’t always that way. Originally the small town was situated on land that is now underneath 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 Hydro Electric Scheme.

There is a wide variety of bars and restaurants, shops and services, Churches and a cinema, so when you’re not exploring the great outdoors you will still have plenty to do.

Jindabyne township and the Snowy Mountains area offer an abundance of holiday accommodation options including traditional hotels, family friendly alpine lodges, self-contained apartments, chalets and holiday flats.  Click through for a description of each type and style of accommodation to help you choose which holiday stay is right for you.
Some may think that Jindabyne is a long way away, but both the drive from Sydney and Melbourne are scenic and enjoyable, however, if you’re not comfortable taking the drive, why not fly to Canberra and hire a car to enjoy all the Snowy Mountains has to offer.
Whether you are visiting the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne in summer or winter you will find a wide range of activities and things to do and see. So come on up and breathe the mountain air, climb Mt Kosciusko, ride a horse Man from Snowy River style, catch a trout, water ski, stroll around the lake or just relax with a good book. We have it all in the Snowy Mountains.
Jindabyne Facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Cinema
  • ATM
  • Restaurants
  • Church
  • Police
  • Medical Centre
  • Fire Station
  • Ambulance
  • Nightclubs
  • Bars / Bottle Shop
  • Supermarket
  • Newsagent
  • Post Office
  • Souvenir
  • Gift Shops
  • Digital Photo Shop
  • International Travel Agent
  • Childcare
  • Art Galleries
  • Ski & Board Hire & Repair Outlet
  • Ski & Board Shops
Jindabyne Location

The gateway to the Snowies! Just 65km from Cooma and a leisurely 33km drive to both Thredbo and Perisher, Jindabyne is the gateway to the NSW Ski Resorts. Jindabyne is an easy 5.5hrs drive from Sydney. Just head towards Canberra then take the signs to Cooma which will follow along one simple road bringing you to Jindabyne.

Parking & Transport

Jindabyne is a year round town with plenty of parking and over 35,000 beds in winter! You can get to Jindabyne by car during Summer and Winter Coach transfers are also available. Our reservations team can assist finding you the right person to book your transfers via coach if you don’t wish to drive.




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