You probably know it as the gateway to the snowfields, but Jindabyne is a great little town with a lot going on off it’s own bat – winter or summer.
Start off by spending some time on Lake Jindabyne. In the summer months, the lake comes alive with sailing, waterskiing, fishing and much, much more. And if you’re more of a town person than a nature person, you’ll love a stroll through the shops, cafes and restaurants dotted around.
Make sure you pay a visit to Design & Detail, an incredible collection of beautiful things curated by owner Dianna McInnes. Homewares, clothes, artworks and an extensive collection of Pendleton blankets and other items. Also, take a look at Dianna’s art gallery Two Doors Up, which is…well…two doors up.
Head a bit out of town on the Thredbo road to Wild Brumby, an unforgettable distillery and restaurant experience. Sample one of the many flavours of schnapps, vodka and gin they have to buy, and settle in for some hearty Austrian dishes that will transport you directly to Europe.
And the must visit place has to be the Banjo Paterson Inn. Home to Kosciuszko Pale Ale, which is still brewed on the premises, the inn has had a recent makeover to the room which makes it one of the most stylish and comfortable stays in town. Throw in Musters Bar for a friendly drink, the Overflow for burgers and pizza and Clancy’s Brasserie for a sit-down meal and you’ve got a one stop shop for your Jindabyne trip.
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DESIGN & DETAIL – Mountain Style
Wild Brumby Distillery
Banjo Paterson Inn