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Things to do in Jindabyne - Australia's Snowy Mountains

SUMMER

Tour the Alpine Way & Kosciuszko National Park

The Kosciuszko National Park is the heart of Australia's Snowy Mountains, it is not only the country's highest National Park, its also one of the largest. Its diverse area protects and supports plant and animal life. More than three million people visit the park each year to explore its special wilderness and to take part in activities ranging from bush walking, mountain biking, snow skiing, caving and camping.

Snowy Mountains Cinema

Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. Located in the Snowy Region Visitor Centre the cinema screens the latest in blockbuster movies with special screenings during peak times.

For screening times and programmes telephone the theatre on (02) 6450 5609.

Water Sports

Try the thrill of taking either a boat, canoe or paddle boat out onto the water on beautiful Lake Jindabyne. For more information, visit www.discoverholidayparks.com.au or telephone 02 64562099.

Canoe Kayak or White Water Rafting

Paddy Pallin Adventures puts the paddle in your hands & takes you on guided introductory or advanced river adventures. All safety equipment is supplied. Paddle the Murray or Snowy River. Availability depends on seasonal river flows.

Visit them at www.mountainadventurecentre.com.au .

Tel (02) 6456 2922 Fax (02) 6456 2836

Water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, canoeing and kayaking can be experienced through Jindabyne Adventure. visit them on www.jab.net.au for their times and prices or telephone them on 64561988.

Steve Williamsons Trout Fishing Adventures

Tuition and guiding in all methods of trout fishing. Charter our boat to go fly fishing and spinning. Everything supplied, just bring yourself. Get the latest fishing reports.

Mobile 018 024 436 or visit Steve Williamson at www.swtroutfishing.com.au .

For Fly Fishing, telephone (02)64562989 or visit www.highfly.com.au .

Visit Thredbo Alpine Village

Alpine Way, Kosciuszko National Park.
Thredbo has many activities for all ages and tastes. Guided walks to Mt Kosciuszko that start with a chairlift ride are very popular and a great introduction to the Snowy Mountains. Specialised childrens activity programmes during holiday periods are another must. Have a swim in the indoor heated pool, with waterslide for the kids. Ride the Thredbo bobsled or drive a golf ball. Cling to our climbing wall, it is horizontal so is not scary, play tennis or squash. Multi-day Activity Packages are available.

Visit www.discoverthredbo.com

Snowy Mountains Horse Riding

On the Barry Way, via Jindabyne,experience a Snowy River horseback adventure. Find them at www.snowyriverhorsebackadventure.com.au .

On the Alpine Way, via Jindabyne, one or two hour rides are available on horses to suit all rider standards. Catering for small exclusive groups or large groups. Only five minutes from Skitube towards Jindabyne. Open all year round.

Tel. (02) 64562142. For more information visit www.horseridingthredbovalley.com.au .

Of course, there are still other horseriding venues in the Jindabyne area, so there is plenty to choose from.

The Wildbrumby Schnappery

Located on the Alpine Way, 15 minutes from Jindabyne on the way to Thredbo. A place to experience the free tasting of the various flavours of schnapps made here in the Snowy Mountains. Enjoy the continental cafe, fabulous food, and a relaxing country outlook from within this amazing and unusual decor. Stroll through the sculpture garden and sit on the outdoor decking. Service and value in the most pleasant of venues. It is great.

Tel (02) 64571447.

Kosciuszko Walk

Walking to Mount Kosciuszko is one of the "must do" activities when visiting the mountains. Walking from either the top of the Thredbo chairlift or from Charlottes pass is a return distance of about 14km and is easily within the capabilities of most reasonably fit people. Be cautious with the weather and take plenty of bad weather clothing in case of sudden changes which happen very often and very quickly.

Yarrangobilly Caves

2 hours 30 minutes from Jindabyne, there are many caves for tour, either guided or self investigating. It is a great experience to swim in the natural, thermal pool. Picnics are always welcome in the picnic area with electric BBQ available. Combine this trip with a visit to Tumut 2 power station Cabramurra.

Ph: (02) 6454 9597

WINTER

Ski resorts - Perisher Blue & Thredbo

Australia's largest ski resorts. Both resorts have very good web pages and regular weather pictures and information updates.

Ski Thredbo - www.thredbo.com.au .

Ski Perisher Blue - www.perisherblue.com.au .

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