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Things to do in Jindabyne for a Perfect Weekend Away

Experience the best that the Snowy Mountains has to offer with this guide of things to do in Jindabyne.

Jindabyne (Image Credit: Destination NSW)

Perched on the edge of Kosciusko National Park, Jindabyne is as scenic as they come, boasting prime views of the pristine lakes and rivers that run through the Snowy Mountains. It’s also close to major ski resorts like Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte, making it a great base for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding and all things après.

The once-sleepy spot is a destination in its own right with plenty to keep you busy. Look no further for your hitlist of the best things to do in Jindabyne.

Things to do in Jindabyne: Eat

Sundance Bakehouse

Sundance Bakehouse

If you’re heading to the mountains and plan on being out and about all day, head to Sundance to pick up some gourmet sandwiches for the road. Sundance Bakehouse can also sort you out for hot coffee and a freshly baked bread roll, pastry or deliciously chunky pie.

6 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne


Sit down to breakfast at the super-popular Birchwood. The cafe’s menu changes with the seasons but always features healthy, hearty dishes as well as plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options. It's exceptionally cosy inside and is a great place to while away a few hours if you're in need of a battery recharge. 

3/3 Gippsland Street, Jindabyne

Cocina Tacqueria

Cocina Tacqueria

Cocina Tacqueria is a lively eatery that serves up Mexican classics, and the best margaritas in the Mountains. You can choose from small plates, tacos and burritos alongside an extensive drinks list. We recommend the tequila flights for the best sample of what's on offer.  

Shop 5/33 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne

Café Darya

Cafe Darya

Taste-test Persian cuisine at Cafe Darya, a longstanding local haunt. The dishes are rich and brimming with beautiful spices, and the eatery is BYO beer and wine. You can expect plenty of fresh coriander, parsley, dill, mint, saffron and turmeric. The walls are decked out with Persian crafts, creating a cosy atmosphere in which to unwind after a big day. 

Snowy Mountains Plaza, 3 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne

Tracie’s Cafe

Do what the locals do and pop into Tracie’s Cafe. An unassuming spot next to the service station, the café is a bit of an insider secret, selling hot drinks along with homemade cakes, biscuits, pies, and sandwiches.

Sitchu Tip: Don't leave without trying the famous Jindabyne Love Cake! 

Shop 3, Snowy Valley Centre, Kosciuszko Road, East Jindabyne

Things to do in Jindabyne: Drink

The Wild Brumby Distillery

The Wild Brumby Distillery

Sample the swathe of yummy schnapps at The Wild Brumby Distillery with a complimentary tasting and pick up a bottle to take home. Don't miss the butterscotch which is their most popular flavour! The food here is also phenomenal so be sure to pop by during meal times. It has a real homemade feel (in the very best way) featuring classic Austrian dishes ranging from veal schnitzel and gulasch to freshly rolled apple strudel. 

Alpine Way &, Wollondibby Road, Crackenback

The Banjo Paterson Inn

Banjo Paterson Inn

For local beer and colourful cocktails, head to the Banjo Paterson Inn, affectionately dubbed ‘The Banj’ by locals. Along with a pub area, the inn has a cocktail bar and a nightclub where DJs spin the decks on weekends.

Attached to The Banj you'll find Australia’s first mountain brewery-slash-pub, Kosciuszko Brewing Company, With 600-litre brewing tanks tucked below the bar, it’s the freshest pour in town. 

1 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne

Things to do in Jindabyne: Explore

Jindabyne (Image Credit: Destination NSW)

Snowy Wilderness

To see the rugged landscapes up close, sign up for a horse trek or 4WD tour with Snowy Wilderness. There are half- and full-day rides on offer, as well as epic, multi-day treks.

2911 Barry Way, Ingebirah

Snowy Mountains Helicopters

Snowy Heli

Soar over the peaks of the Snowy Mountains with a helicopter ride from Snowy Mountains Helicopters. This company offers 30- and 60-minute trips, along with a quick 10-minute jaunt above Lake Jindabyne. 

Jindabyne Airport, 56 Tinworth Drive, Jindabyne

Lake Jindabyne (Image Credit: Visit Cooma)

Lake Jindabyne

Follow the path that winds around the lake and you'll spot sculptures, monuments and artworks that tell the story of explorers and the Snowy Mountains Scheme. During the warmer months, you can windsurf and sail on the lake. The lake is also a lovely place to enjoy a picnic should you fancy a bit of downtime. 

Things to do in Jindabyne: Experience

Alpine Yoga

Alpine Yoga

For a virtuous start to the day, twist, bend and stretch your body with a yoga class at Alpine Yoga. Try a class and lap up the mountain views.

7 Baggs Street, Jindabyne

Shop Jindabyne Village

Apres-She and Design Detail are all beautiful boutiques. You can also stock up on snacks and groceries at The Market Jindabyne. The shelves are lined with wholefoods, including vegan eats and treats, and there’s a coffee bar on-site.

Jindabyne Disc Golf

Jindabyne Disc Golf

Frisbee golf is growing in popularity, and you can play it yourself at the Jindabyne Disc Golf centre. Make your way around this 18-hole course, before hitting the slopes in the afternoon.

Foreshore Park, Jindabyne

Things to do in Jindabyne: Stay

Hamilton House

This luxury villa stay boasts mountain views and beautiful interiors to provide the perfect couple's retreat. In close proximity to Lake Jindabyne and the slopes, you have everything you need at Hamilton House for the ultimate snow weekend.

8245 The Snowy River Way, Jindabyne

Common Kosci (Image Credit: Riparide)

Common Kosci 

There is something so special about staying in a timber cabin, and even more so when that cabin is nestled in NSW's Snowy Mountains. The cabin sleeps up to six and is located just 10 minutes from town - exceptionally convenient. You can expect all the creature comforts in your cosy escape including a cedar-clad hot tub, an outdoor fire pit, a skylight for alpine star watching and hammock. Every detail is thoughtfully curated from the Leif bath and body products to the selection of teas. 

Jindabyne (exact location provided upon booking) 

Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains

Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains

On the fringe of the lake, the Rydges Horizon Snowy Mountains is a four-star self-contained property has lovely, luxe touches, like an indoor heated pool, and balcony in every room.

10 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne

Loving our edit of the best things to do in Jindabyne? You should also check out our Thredbo guide or you can head straight to our Destinations page for even more wanderlust and inspiration.

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