- Jindabyne, New South Wales
Jindabyne (coord|36|24|S|148|37|E) is a town in
New South Wales, Australiathat overlooks Lake Jindabynenear 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 skiingand 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 Riveras 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 is connected to the surrounding area by
Kosciuszko Road, the Alpine Wayand the Barry Way.
Radio stations in Jindabyne include:
* 2XL 96.3 FM (commercial)
* Snow FM 94.7 FM (commercial)
ABC South East NSW95.5 FM
* Radio National 97.1 FM
* Monaro FM 93.9 FM (community)
* Racing Radio 102.7 FM
* 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.
* [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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