Things to do around Jindabyne, NSW

Travellarks, Things to do around Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains

Jindabyne is the alpine gateway to the Snowy Mountains with plenty of things to do all year round. Located on the foreshores of picturesque Lake Jindabyne, water sports are a fun favourite during Summer as well as bush walking, fishing and mountain biking but in the colder months, Jindabyne becomes a bustling mecca for skiers and snowboarders looking for further adventure on the ski fields. The variety of activities month, to month are endless.

Jindabyne is 5 hrs drive from Sydney in the south east of NSW and 2hrs from Canberra.

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Explore & Discover

  • Mountain bike your heart out on designated trails
  • Take a guided Summer Kosciuszko Electric Bike Tour
  • See the Lake Light Sculpture in the spectacular mountain which surround Jindabyne in 2023, from 6 April – 9 April 2023, with an exciting twist. ( Snowy Monaro’s largest dedicated arts festival will return to delight the local community and visitors, with over 25,000 attendees expected across the Easter long weekend).
  • Participate or cheer the riders on at the Snowy Classic Event usually between March & April from the Jindabyne town centre. Enjoy live music, gourmet food stalls, beer, wine, soft drink, local produce and wares, massage tent, children activities & entertainment & cycling expo.For further info, go to cycling classics community
  • Easter in the Snowy is special with the Thredbo Easter Adventure Carnival, Land Rover 75th Anniversary,Cooma Monaro Railway Fresh Produce Markets, Jindabyne Lions Easter Art Show & Auction, Adaminaby Easter Fair & Markets, Berridale Easter Fair& the Lindt Easter Bunny visit in Thredbo.
  • Catch a beauty at the Snowy Trout Challenge in October (500 large tagged rainbow trout have been released into the local waterways of the Snowy Monaro with awesome prizes up for grabs. Check out the Snowy Trout Challenge
  • Brewery beer tasting or Schanppy Hour at Wildbrumby Distillery (between the hours of 4pm – 6 pm every Friday and Saturday afternoon. Enjoy a range of specialty cocktails and antipasto platters).
  • Have fun at the fireworks of The Delegate Show.
  • Admire the cars at The Historic Motoring Museum (Historical cars and motorbikes from the Cooma Monaro region together with motoring memorabilia and a fully operational 1950’s American Diner are under cover in the Cooma Car Club’s new Cooma Car Club
  • Visit local vignerons located in Tumbarumba, Johansens Wines
  • Join a mountain bike crew at Thredbo Valley Track Tour
  • Visit the back country
  • Sample one of the best country pubs in the Snowy Mountains – Try the Alpine Hotel in Coomba (You can’t go past the wood fire pizza oven and beer garden), Coffey’s Hotel Cooma (exceptional Asian flavours with a side of traditional pub classics) or Buckley’s Crossing Dalgety (the oldest pub in the mountains), or The Imperial Hotel, Bombala (great hospitality, sausage rolls served bar side and open fireplace) or The Berridale Inn, The Snowgoose Hotel Adaminaby (sitting next door to the Big Trout), Banjo Patterson’s Jindabyne (with cocktail bar serving up delicious jugs and the freshest vat-to-tap beers with Kosciuszko Pale Ale brewhouse located on premises).
  • Yoga and Meditation from May to March with Emma at The Shed Yoga Classes ($25) Mon, Wed & Sat. Meditation Classes ($10) Wed
  • For dates on classes each month in the Snowy Mountains check out the local guide. 
  • Hire a bike, canoe, rock climb or take a family friendly hike
  • A great family day out (usually in March) at The Dalgety Show
  • Fly high with Snowy Mountains helicopters
  • Enjoy guided and self guided nature walks
  • Giddyup with Thredbo Valley Horse Riding
  • Group fun at the Mount Stillwell Snow Experience
  •  Advanced Back-Country Tour
  • Enjoy the Alpine Alps Walking Track Tours (guided and self guided)
  • Huge calendar year round Thredbo Events
  • Annual Thredbo Blues Festival held on the Australia Day week-end. See here for 2023 Thredbo Blues Festival
  • Annual Cannonball MTB Festival usually held during the month of February with a purse prize of over $100K. For 2023, the Australian Downhill and Pump Track National Championships makes Cannonball an absolute go to event.

Good Eats

  • CoffeeBeatsDrink 31 Kosciuszcko Rd, Jindabyne
  • Jindabyne Emporium
  • Takayama Restaurant Bar, Shop 19/2 Snowy River Ave.
  • Parc Café
  • Nimmitabel Bakery
  • Ela Messa
  • Sweet and Soul
  • Splitz Food Truck, 14/33 Kosciuszko Rd
  • Trader Joes Garage Café, 3/6532 Kosciuszko Rd.
  • Tracie’s Café, Shop 3 Snowy Valley Centre, Kosciuszko Rd, East Jindabyne
  • Birchwood Cafe
  • Clancy’s Brasserie, 1 Kosciuszko Rd.
  • Sundance Bakehouse

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