In short it hasn’t changed a great deal. The Banj is Wednesday. The LJ is great for a fair priced easy meal and a beer. The bowling club is the same (Monday wings). The retail options and restaurants are always changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. We were sad to see rock’n’pot hop across the lake to east Jindy… although still well worth the trip! (check out Rock N’ Pot review here)
That’s Jindabyne in a nutshell. At face value it hasn’t changed a great deal. But there is a lot going on in the background that perhaps hasn’t made its mark yet.
I refer especially to a few things I personally have really wanted to see more of in Jindabyne. Day time activities were typically side lined in Jindabyne in favor of snow sports. And not unreasonably so. The snow draws visitors each year from around Australia and around the world, but what if you’re injured, or the weather is no good on the hill ? What do you do then ?
I wasn’t alone in these thoughts obviously and there have been some great developments. The recent addition of disc golf to the Jindabyne lake shoreline is a great and free (your own discs required of course) way to enjoy your time in the Jindy sun, socialising, learning or perfecting some skills. A great activity for friends or great for the whole family.
Lesser known activity options also include fishing gear and boat hire. Bike hire, to service the excellent trails around the town. And of course the old faithful pubs as a safe back up plan… drink responsibly folks!
Great things are starting to happen in Jindabyne and great new businesses are popping up all the time. Some honorable mentions go to Birch Wood cafe near the post office and nuggets crossing providing delicious meals and exceptionally good coffee! In a well sized indoor cafe. The bar at Rydges Resort has an excellent outdoor area complete with fire pit & is perfect for a drink as the sun sets over the hills.
The excellent restaurant options of Jindabyne that have stood the test of time are still supplying full bellies and large grins as their patrons pile in to the streets ready to hit the bar or fit in a sleep before heading back up the hill.
With Vail resorts taking the reigns at perisher the influx of pro riders and overseas interest to our mountain stash has increased. And brings with it, fresh ideas, culture & change. A recipe we hope, for great things to come!
The sky is the limit for Jindabyne. The already amazing town is only getting better and better! At Genki Snow we are really enjoying watching the progress, and we endeavor to play our part by keeping the town clean and tidy. If you are visiting the snowy mountains in the future, please treat our beautiful winter wonderland like its your own home. We are sure it will return the favor 10 fold, and most of all enjoy your trip!
If there there something you’d like to see happening in Jindabyne or, if you think you have a good prediction of what is to come we’d love to hear from you!
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For more info on what Jindabyne has to offer visit we are going to be writing a bit of a go to guide for around town and the things you can do, eat and drink up the hill and down in town. Not just a winter town Jindabyne lake and the surrounding areas offer plenty to see and do all year round!
Watch this space.