The Snowy Mountains are Australia’s adventure playground and the Snowy Mountains Backpackers is your base. Pick your activity to suit the season. In winter, board or ski at Australia’s premier resorts. In spring, make use of the snow melt as it floods the Upper Murray and provides the best White Water Rafting. Summer and autumn are unbeatable for mountain biking, wake boarding, sailing, canoeing, hiking, horse riding, golf and more…

Mountain Biking

The Snowy Mountains has quickly become a major destination for mountain biking with a variety of trails catering to every level rider. Riders can experience a full range of riding styles with hundreds of kilometres of trails through wilderness, alpine, high plains, valleys and forests rides.

Snow Sports

The Snowy Mountains is arguably the best snow sports destination in Australia.

Located in the pristine and picturesque Kosciuszko National Park, our region provides skiers, boarders and families all types of activities across four unique and diverse resorts at Perisher, Thredbo, Charlottes Pass and Selwyn.

With Jindabyne right in the heart of the major resorts and only a 30 minute ride to either Thredbo or Perisher, your stay at Snowy Mountains Backpackers offers the convenience of all the town’s facilities and access to the resorts at affordable rates.

White Water Rafting

When the rains come, our rivers flow and the white water rafting season kicks off. Join our experienced crews for a day tour adventure.

Hiking and Walks

Jindabyne surrounds and the Koscuiszko National Park offers the hiking enthusiast a vast array of trails starting at leisurely strolls around the lake, day walks, such as the trail to the top of Australia at Mt Koscuiszko to overnight camping adventures in the alpine high country.

Horse Riding

There’s a number of Horse Riding tours in and around Jindabyne.


Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains boasts some of the best fresh water fishing in Australia with cool, clear, alpine streams, rivers, and the lakes that make up the Snowy Hydro.

Our streams and rivers offer perfect trout conditions and our lake systems are great for bank and boat fishing.

The river systems offer anglers all types of challenges from tiny creeks to fast flowing snow-melt rivers. There are areas where you can camp and spend days on end investigating waters that rarely see anglers or venture out for a quick cast right beside a road or track.

There is excellent access for families to enjoy their fishing off the lake bank with hundreds of kilometres and plenty of boat ramps to get to those secluded spots. Many areas offer camping and picnic facilities.


Jindabyne is your gateway to year-round adventures. and Snowy Backpackers is your base.


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