Welcome to Jindabyne
The lake was created in 1967 after the completion of a dam on the Snowy River, part of the vast Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The original town of Jindabyne, established in the 1840s with 250 residents at its height, lies beneath the placid waters.
Most of the region's Indigenous population – predominantly the Ngarigo people, though several other groups have strong ties – was displaced by European settlement. Nonetheless, the land retains considerable significance due to spiritual gatherings that took place in the high country for generations.