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Adaminaby

Adaminaby

Discover an angler's haven on the banks of Lake Eucumbene. With the capacity to hold nine times the volume of Sydney Harbour, the original river was dammed to form the lake which is the central storage for the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. It also meant the township had to be relocated with more than 100 buildings being dismantled and re-erected. The area is a great winter base for the family friendly Mount Selwyn ski resort which is a 40-minute drive away. After the snow season, the town transforms into a summer resort with plenty of fishing, horseriding, bushwalking and water-skiing. The historic town of Kiandra and the Yarrangobilly Caves are nearby.
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Jindabyne

Jindabyne

This town sits on the banks of its namesake lake against a stunning backdrop of soaring mountains. The area is a haven for adventurers and nature lovers with walking, mountain biking, horseriding, four-wheel driving, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports. In summer, trout can be found in the lakes, rivers and streams. In the winter, the area is great base to explore the ski fields at Thredbo and Perisher. Jindabyne was relocated in the late 1960s when the hydro-electric scheme called for the flooding of the original town, which now lies submerged under the lake.
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Khancoban

Khancoban

Tucked into the foothills of the western face of the Snowy Mountains, this picturesque town was originally built to house the workers and families (over 100,000 migrants from some 30 countries) during the construction of the hydro-electric scheme. Beautifully landscaped with trees, parks and gardens, it overlooks a tranquil lake which is central to popular trout streams; the Khancoban Pondage is stocked with Atlantic salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout. Water activities including fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and water skiing are the adventure sports of choice here.
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Tumut

Tumut

Aboriginal for "quiet resting place by the water", this is a great year-round destination for nature lovers and adventurers. Choose from trout fishing, water skiing, canoeing, caving, sailing, bushwalking, golf and tennis. The town's charm rests with the changing seasons and the majestic scenery. On the 2 km Tumut River Walk you can admire the birdlife of the Riverglade Wetlands. And the many historic buildings and remnants reflect a vibrant heritage of the pioneers who settled here.
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