The Alpine Way
Jindabyne is the start of the Alpine Way which was constructed by the SMA and opened in 1956. It is a delightful road (although some of it is still unsealed) which winds through the Snowy Mountains to Khancoban offering spectacular views of both the mountains and Murray 1 and Murray 2 Power Stations which are hidden in gorges on the far side of the range.
Apart from being a major centre for skiers in the winter the town experiences an influx of fishermen in the season and fishing lodges, boats and fishing gear are part of the local scenery. There is a trout hatchery, the Gaden Trout Hatchery, about 10 km from the town on the Perisher Valley road. It was established by the Department of Agriculture in 1953 and is open from 9.00-3.30 with tours on the hour. For further details contact tel: (02) 6456 2077.
There are also travel companies in the town specialising in white water rafting, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing and walking treks.