JINDABYNE is fast becoming the adventure sport capital of NSW! The scenery is so beautiful & varied throughout the seasons. During Winter it is the gateway town to the snow & ski fields of Perisher, Thredbo & Charlotte Pass. But did you know there is also loads to do in the Jindabyne region during the Summer time! Most people think of the snowy mountains when you mention the Kosciuszko National Park, however, over the last few Summers it has become super popular for hiking & mountain biking…almost busier than the ski season! Of course the lake is always gorgeous for swimming, fishing & boating activities. To help you plan your trip ’TOURISM SNOWY MOUNTAINS’ has a comprehensive website full of great information about the various activities on offer in & around Jindabyne.
The Kosciuszko National Park Visitors Centre also run regular guided walks, or you can go it alone with their maps which you can get in town from their dedicated information office next to Nuggets Crossing. They also have plenty of advice on all sorts of activities you can do in the Mount Kosciuszko area. We recommend the Thredbo - Mount Kosciuszko hike, it takes around 4-5 hours & on a nice day it’s hard to beat for scenery, plus the hike will take you to Australia’s highest peak...oh the photo ops! (Note: June - October this walk is under snow & recommended for experienced hikers only. You must lodge your plans with NPWS before you set off.)
One of our favourite walks at any of year is the Riverside Golf Course Loop around Thredbo. It’s an easy, very pretty walk along the river & through the trees, you should see some snow on the ground in Winter too! You can check out all the Thredbo Walks & trail options on their website.
Feel like exploring the area around FAWN + FALLOW? We recommend a nice stroll just up the road, especially nice early in the morning or around sunset! Just walk left outside the property, follow the new road all the way towards the pine trees then head right up the hill, past the old water tower. Keep walking towards the second water tower at the top of the hill (see map below). Enjoy the stunning views of Lake Jindabyne out to your right along the way. Near the top if you walk off the road & explore the grass/bush on the right you’ll get the best view of the lake & Jindabyne town. If you go around sunset you should see lots of kangaroos grazing in the area, maybe even a deer or wombat & of course the sunsets are breathtaking...don't forget your camera!
There are plenty of nice little beaches around Lake Jindabyne, we particularly love going to one which is only about a 3 min drive from Fawn + Fallow, called Rushes Bay. It has beautiful Weeping Willow trees near the shoreline, perfect for a picnic & a swim or some kayaking! You can also hire mountain bikes from several shops in town & ride on the trails around the lake, some paved & many that take you through the bush.
If you're looking for a unique Snowy Mountains day why not book a Wild Brumby Horse Experience through Airbnb. If you like horses & are interested in learning lots about Australia’s Wild Brumbies it really is an unforgettable afternoon! Claire who runs the visit is a very special lady who knows everything there is to know about the wild Brumbies of Kosciuszko.
Grab the best coffee & breakfast in Jindy town from our friends at Birchwood Cafe or just up the road from Fawn + Fallow at Tracie's Cafe. Feel like relaxing, why not book a massage, a yoga class or head to the Wild Brumby Distillery for a long lunch (bookings essential). For dinner ideas our favourite place is Cucina Mexican Cantina we also like Ela Messa for drinks & tapas by the open fire...during Winter it's always advisable to book dinner reservations in advance!
For any other inquiries or information to help you plan your trip to FAWN + FALLOW LODGE please contact us here.