On our recent trip to Thredbo, we stopped by Jindabyne, a small town at the edge of the Kosciuszko National park. It is a popular place offering accommodation options for visitors to the snowy mountains.
In the town is a beautiful picturesque lake called Lake Jindabyne. There are chairs around the lake for people to sit and just to enjoy the view. There is also a community trail that winds around the lake.
Statute of Count Paul Strzelecki
Beside the lake, there is an impressive statue of Count Paul Strzelecki, a Polish explorer who explored the Snowy Mountains and discovered Australia's highest mountain. He named the mountain Mt Kosciuszko in honour of his Polish leader and patriot Tadeusz Kosciuszko. He also discovered gold and silver in New South Wales. A plaque on the base of the statue tells of his exploration. He was also one of the first scientists in Australia in the fields of geology, meteorology, zoology and mineralogy.
Sculpture of Irish harp
Also on the shores of the lake is an Irish harp sculpture. This is a memorial to the Irish men and women who worked on the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Jindabyne is located 471 km south-west from Sydney via the Hume Freeway,