Situated at the gateway to the Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne is a much-loved travel destination that has captured the hearts of skiers, snowboarders and nature enthusiasts alike. Jindabyne offers easy access to popular ski destinations in Mount Kosciuszko National Park, such as Thredbo, Parisher and Charlotte Pass. Not only that, Jindabyne has a thriving appeal all its own. The town boasts a vibrant nightlife and dining scene perfect for capping off a day on the slopes.
Jindabyne also offers a plethora of outdoor activities, as it is home to its namesake body of water. Lake Jindabyne was created in the 1960s when the Snowy River was dammed, submerging parts of the preexisting town. Nowadays, you can still see remnants of old Jindabyne when water levels are low.
If you're seeking Jindabyne accommodation, you're sure to find plenty of ways to occupy your time in the region. Whether you're here during the winter (most likely for snow sports) or the summer (for hiking, bushwalking and fishing), you may end up falling in love with Jindabyne.
Weather in Jindabyne
The activities on your itinerary will likely dictate what time of year you choose to visit Jindabyne. If you are here to ski or snowboard, you'll be delighted by the area's pleasant winter temperatures and abundant snowfall. Jindabyne's mid-winter daytime temperatures reach about 10-12 degrees Celsius, with temps falling to about -6 degrees at night.
Here to bushwalk, fish and enjoy lake Jindabyne during the summer? You'll benefit from the area's warm summer weather. Temperatures max out at about 25-27 degrees in January and February.
Things to do in Jindabyne
First and foremost, Jindabyne offers easy access to Mount Kosciuszko National Park. Mount Kosciuszko is the highest point in Australia, offering expansive views of the Snowies as well as top-notch skiing conditions. Head into the park for guided tours, hikes and other adventurous activities, or use Jindabyne hotels as a base for heading to the nearby resort areas of Thredbo and Parisher.
Hotels in Jindabyne are also perfect for people who love to fish. Lake Jindabyne offers great opportunities for trout fishing in particular. Hire some gear (or bring your own), and head out on the water for a relaxing day on the lake.
Fish lovers may also want to visit the Gaden Trout Hatchery. This important breeding centre is home to stores of salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout and brown trout. Tour the facility and discover why the hatchery is so incremental to fish production.
Ready to book a hotel in Jindabyne? The Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa gives you easy access to all Jindabyne and the surrounding Snowy Mountains have to offer. You'll enjoy access to a day spa, heated pools, a well-designed 9-hole golf course and a fitness centre, as well as ski hire amenities. The hotel is also home to an on-site restaurant with lake views.
Another option is the ibis Styles Albury Lake Hume Resort. This hotel offers both mountain and lake views, as well as easy access to a variety of activities (fishing, water sports and wildlife watching, to name a few.