Destination guide

So adventurous they ought to call her Jindy-ana Jones

Jindabyne – or 'Jindy' to her mates – is the gateway to the Snowy Mountains. She's the kind of year-round adventure destination that'll see you carving through powder in winter and summiting the big peaks in summer. And with her reputation for good food and craft beers, this easygoing mountain sports capital is every bit as great when you take off your skis, unlace the hiking boots or hang up your riding tackle. Jindabyne vacation rentals are about playing hard on the slopes, catching the big fish by the lake, or just taking some time out in 1 of Australia's most spectacular regions.

Things to do

Even the biggest fish have to start out somewhere

Jindabyne's most famous for its proximity to the great expanses of Kosciuszko National Park, but Jindabyne vacation rentals don't have to mean ski boots and high peaks. To dial things down a bit, why not visit the Gaden Trout Hatchery? It's where they breed many of the big sport fish that you can catch locally, and they run regular tours and family-friendly activities. For something a little more grown up, the Jindabyne area is great for craft beer tours, and has several microbreweries. Don't miss the Wildbrumby distillery, which also has its own sculpture garden and runs monthly craft markets.


In the Snowy Mountains, they like to tell it how it is

When it comes to the Snowy Mountains, the clue's in the name. Jindabyne vacation rentals put you within easy reach of snow sports resorts including Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Perisher, the biggest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. But the fun doesn't stop when the snow melts. Kosciuszko National Park is home to Mount Kosciuszko – the highest peak in mainland Australia – and the whole area is a magnet for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders. And Jindabyne itself has some major draws too, since the icy-cold waters of Jindabyne lake are home to some very big fish indeed.


Local weather for your stay in Jindabyne holiday homes

What you really want to know is – how much snow am I going to get? Well, plenty. It doesn't always snow in Jindabyne itself, but up in the mountain resorts you've usually got a metre or so. But despite being most famous as a winter destination, Jindabyne has a lot to recommend it in other seasons, too. Come summer, when the temperatures in other parts of New South Wales climb uncomfortably high, folk in Jindy are enjoying fishing and horse-riding in the fresh mountain air. The shoulder seasons, spring and autumn, are lovely too, and are particularly favoured by mountain bikers.

Natural highlights

Wild horses couldn't keep you away from Jindabyne

Jindabyne is set along a big lake of the same name, and in fact the town only moved to its current site in the 1960s when the old one was flooded by a massive hydro-electric scheme. However, the town's best known for its location in Australia's Snowy Mountains. Kosciuszko National Park is not only home to the tallest mountain in mainland Australia, but also to many rare animals and plants, and a sizeable population of wild horses too. The most iconic sight on the landscape is the snow gum, a ferociously hardy eucalyptus that can survive in deep snow.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Jindabyne

Fly into Cooma, NSW (OOM-Snowy Mountains), the closest airport, located 21.4 mi (34.4 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Jindabyne holiday homes

Kids will love the Jindabyne attractions. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Banjo Paterson Park, a natural riverside park with picnic areas, play equipment and footpaths, and the Little Thredbo River, a perennial river of the Snowy River with opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. You could also take the kids to nearby ski areas for an array of outdoor sports.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Jindabyne holiday homes

Jindabyne is an idyllic area with an array of romantic activities. Holiday homes are available near places like Jindabyne Dam, a rockfill embankment dam with waterskiing, fishing and hiking opportunities, and Thredbo Valley Horse Riding, a facility with equestrian activities in the mountains. You’ll also like Foreshore Park, a tranquil park on a lake with a beach and walking paths with scenic views.

Where to stay near Jindabyne?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 464 holiday rentals near Jindabyne. From 145 Houses to 203 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jindabyne is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Jindabyne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Jindabyne. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre: 615 holiday rentals
  • Banjo Patterson Park: 615 holiday rentals
  • Perisher Ski Resort: 598 holiday rentals
  • Village Square: 546 holiday rentals
  • Mt Perisher Triple Chair: 597 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jindabyne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jindabyne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 145 Houses in Jindabyne. Our other popular types of Jindabyne holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 203 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 18 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 50 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jindabyne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 48 holiday homes with pool available in Jindabyne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.