Jindabyne, New South Wales


Jindabyne, New South Wales

Jindabyne (coord|36|24|S|148|37|E) is a town in New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy River Shire. It is a popular holiday resort, especially in winter, due to its proximity to ski resorts in the Kosciuszko National Park, including Thredbo and Perisher Blue. However, Jindabyne is also a popular tourist destination in summer as well, tourists frequenting Jindabyne to use Lake Jindabyne for activities such as fishing, water skiing and wakeboarding.

Originally situated on land that is now part of Lake Jindabyne, the township was transferred to its present location in the 1960s due to the damming of the Snowy River as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

It is one of the highest settlements of its size in Australia, at approximately 900 metres above sea level. Light snowfalls sometimes occur during winter. In mid-July in 2004 and 2005, snow fell up to half a metre following freak snowfalls over a large area of New South Wales.

Jindabyne has been the setting (and shooting location) for two recent feature films, the multi AFI-winning "Somersault" in 2004 and "Jindabyne" in 2006.

Jindabyne is connected to the surrounding area by Kosciuszko Road, the Alpine Way and the Barry Way.

Radio stations

Radio stations in Jindabyne include:
* 2XL 96.3 FM (commercial)
* Snow FM 94.7 FM (commercial)
* ABC South East NSW 95.5 FM
* Radio National 97.1 FM
* Monaro FM 93.9 FM (community)
* Racing Radio 102.7 FM

Music

* The song "Goodbye Jindabyne" was included on the 2007 Carell Casey album, A New Day.
* The song 'Goodbye Carinne Petersen' was performed by Victoria Carstens in 2008.

External links

* [http://kos.com.au/site/?q=node/30 Koscom's History of Jindabyne]
* [http://www.walkthru-jindabyne.com/templates/wtj/page/page_html_standard.php?secID=809 What to see and Do in Jindabyne]


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