Visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre to learn about the rich history of the area. The Jindabyne Dam is part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme and detailed information is signposted around the area. To warm up after a long day on the slopes, visit the stunning Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery and try the range of schnapps and gin.
If you continue down the same road, you’ll find Thredbo Valley Horse Riding. You can imagine that you are Clancy of the overflow, exploring the rugged mountain ranges searching for the colt who got away.
Skiing & Snowboarding
To save you lugging carloads of gear across the country on your annual ski trip, hire everything you need once you get to town. Staff at the Shed will inspire you with their travel tales from ski resorts all over the world while they help you. The folks at BP Ski Hire can help with snow chains and also sell affordable accessories. The Base Ski and Snowboard Centre in town can sell you lift tickets and advise you on the best runs while you’re organising your board hire.
Bushwalking & Hiking
Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest mountain at 2228 metres, attracts hikers in every season. The summit walk is accessible only on foot, ensuring it is a pristine habitat for the native wildlife. The 18.6 km track starts and finishes at Charlotte’s Pass and takes between 6 and 8 hours. The shorter walk is only 9km and is relatively easy.
There are a number of points near Jindabyne where serious hikers can join in to the Australian Alps walking track which stretches across three states; from Walhalla, in Victoria, through the snowy mountains and across to the ACT. This challenging 655km walk showcases Australia’s magnificent alpine environments.
The region is teeming with bush walks and hiking trails. Up to date information on track closures and warnings is available on the Alpine National Park’s website. Remember to notify rangers of your intentions to hike and camp in the region, especially if you are hoping to experience some off track walking and camping.
Museums & Galleries
The Kunama Snowy Mountains centre for the Arts is a state of the art gallery which showcases the works of painters, sculptors and authors. Landscape artist, Alan Grosvenor, showed his work here for the last forty years of his life and his work will remain as a permanent part of the exhibition.
The town of Cooma is a 45 minute drive from JIndabyne and home to a number of museums. For more art and culture, stop in at the Raglan Gallery. If you’re interested in seeing displays of information and artefacts from convict days until the present visit the Corrective Services Museum NSW.