Wine tasting, Tourism New South Wales

Population 844

This charming small town calls itself the 'Crossroads of the Snowy' and is a popular stopover point in winter between Cooma and the snowfields. In the 1860s and 1870s it was known as Gegedzerick, but later changed its name to Berridale, the name of a local property. The main street is lined with poplars that provide a striking show in autumn. The trees were planted about 100 years ago by children from Berridale School.

Visitor Information

Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne; (02) 6450 5600 or 1800 004 439

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Jindabyne

    Jindabyne, adjacent to the south-eastern section of Kosciuszko National Park (see Adaminaby and Thredbo) and just below the snowline, was...more

  • Cooma

    The regional centre of the Snowy Mountains, Cooma was once dubbed Australia's most cosmopolitan city, thanks to the thousands of...more

  • Adaminaby Intro

    Over 100 buildings were moved in the 1950s to Adaminaby's current town site. The remaining town and surrounding valley were flooded to...more

In Town

Ray Killen Gallery: landscape photographs from around Australia; Jindabyne Rd.

Historic buildings: St Mary's (1860), Mary St; Berridale School (1883), Oliver St; Berridale Inn (1863), Exchange Sq; Berridale Store (1863), Exchange Sq.

Boulders: unique granite boulders near to the main road were formed from crystallised magma 400 million years ago.


Snowy Vineyard Estate: wine-tastings and restaurant; Werralong Rd; 1300 766 608; 3 km N.

Dalgety: small town featuring historic Buckley's Crossing Hotel, which marks the spot where cattle used to cross the Snowy River; 18 km S.

Eucumbene Trout Farm: sales, horseriding and tours; (02) 6456 8866; 19 km N.

Snowy River Ag Barn and Fibre Centre: museum, craft and fibre shop, animals and restaurant; 21 km S.

Fishing spots near town

Lake Jindabyne 18 km

Lake Jindabyne sits on the eastern edge of Kosciuszko National Park and rates as one of southern Australia’s best trout waters. The lake is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, and Atlantic salmon. Some of the... Find out more

Geehi 58 km

If you like the bush and clear mountain streams where you can fish for trout, then the Snowy Mountains offers excellent opportunities. Rivers up this way are part of our fishing folklore, particularly among fly-fishers.... Find out more

Yaouk Valley 60 km

It was late autumn 1997 when I  arrived in Canberra to fish with  the late Chris Hole, fly-fisherman,  author and painter. Chris offered  to take me to some of his favourite trout streams that snake... Find out more

Khancoban 65 km

Many trout fishers, particularly those adept with the fly, regard Khancoban as home base for trout fishing. The biggest water in the area is Khancoban Pondage, fed by the Swampy Plain River and Khancoban Creek. The... Find out more

Indi River 66 km

Take the Alpine Way out of Khancoban and head about 50 km towards Thredbo, and you’ll come to Tom Groggin station. Locals say the river flowing alongside the station is the Indi River, but it’s marked on some... Find out more

Nariel Creek 91 km

A favourite dry fly among fly-fishers casting to rising trout in the Snowy Mountains and north-east Victoria is the Geehi beetle. This marvellous pattern is named after a non- existent beetle. It’s a fly that trout... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Canoeing in the Snowys 18 km

It is certainly not the best spot in the country for canoeing and kayaking, but peaceful days can be had enjoying these activities on Lake Jindabyne, or more exciting adventures are possible on overnight excursions down... Find out more

Snowy Mountains Touring Company 19 km

Based on an unusual concept, this company offers a personal tour guide who can accompany you, in your vehicle, explaining the history, heritage, flora and fauna of the area as you travel. Either you can drive, or they... Find out more

Cross-country skiing 38 km

A delightful winter pastime, cross-country skiing is a mix of walking, gliding and skiing, and the basics are much easier to pick up than those of downhill skiing or snowboarding. You can undertake the activity at... Find out more

Bushwalking in the Snowy Mountains 49 km

There is almost no end to the hiking that can be done in the Snowy Mountains. There are hundreds of kilometres of hiking tracks, and infinite ways to wander through the hills. The most popular walks are to the top of... Find out more

Platypus-watching - Bombala 71 km

If you believe the hype, Bombala is the platypus capital of Australia and the locals stop just short of guaranteeing you a sighting. The best spot is the Platypus Reserve on the Bombala River (off Delegate Road) in the... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Snowy Vineyard Estate

This charming country restaurant offers wine tastings and great food in a dramatic setting, with massive granite boulders on the banks of the Snowy River as the backdrop. The lively, wood-panelled dining room serves... Find out more

Campsites around town

Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat (southern section) 24 km

Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat offers a wide range of comfortable accommodation, from cedar cabins and chalets (some with spas) to caravan and tent sites. Facilities include a camp kitchen, drying room and laundry.... Find out more

Island Bend camping area (southern section) 32 km

This former Snowy Mountains Hydro camp is located near the Snowy River, 23 km north-west of Jindabyne. Sites here are either in clearings where the old camp buildings were on the hill, or lower down near the upper... Find out more

Thredbo Diggings camping area (southern section) 37 km

Steer clear of drinking the river water here – bring your own water, along with firewood. Access is via the Alpine Way, 1.4 km from the park entrance.... Find out more

Ngarigo camping area (southern section) 41 km

There’s a short walk from car to tent here. It’s 3.6 km from Thredbo Diggings and 24 km south of Jindabyne. Access is via the Alpine Way. Bring your own firewood, drinking water and fishing rod, if... Find out more

Nimmitabel Caravan Park 44 km

This caravan park is situated at the northern entrance to the small town of Nimmitabel, 40 km south of Cooma on the Monara Hwy. What the town lacks in size it makes up for with character: many of its buildings date back... Find out more

Numeralla camping area 51 km

Set beside the sparkling river of the same name, Numeralla is the site of an annual folk festival each Jan. The camping ground is in the village, 22 km north-east of Cooma. Camping here is basic – bring your own... Find out more

Denison camping area (northern section) 51 km

From this camping ground you can reach Eucumbene dam and river, where you can go fishing or motorboating. It’s off the Snowy Mountains Hwy north of Gang Gang Creek. Bring your own drinking water and firewood.... Find out more

Jacob's River camping area (southern section) 53 km

Summertime offers fishing and swimming in the river next to this pleasant camping spot, 53 km south of Jindabyne. It’s near the junction of the Jacobs and Snowy rivers, off Barry Way. You can boil/treat the river... Find out more

Halfway Flat camping area (southern section) 55 km

This is a popular picnic and camping area offering swimming, fishing, paddling and walking. It’s 55 km south of Jindabyne on the Barry Way near the Snowy River. You’ll need to supply your own drinking water... Find out more

Eucumbene camping area (northern section) 56 km

Camp near the Eucumbene River (no closer than 30 m) and try your luck with a fishing rod. There are no facilities or designated camping sites here. It’s 4WD dry-weather access only via Four Mile Trail off the Snowy... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Cooma Snowy Mountains Tourist Park 29 km

This park is located on the south side of town alongside the Monaro Highway. It is popular during the winter months with visitors to the Snowy Mountains and the ski fields. There are very good facilities and it is a good... Find out more

Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park 38 km

This is a popular holiday park where trout fishing, sailing and canoeing are all available. It is on the shores of Lake Eucumbene, about 7 km from the Snowy Mountains Highway. A minimum-length stay applies in all... Find out more

Colac Colac Caravan Park 91 km

We like this spacious park that is 7 km west of town, under large shady trees and alongside a popular trout stream. The budget-priced park in ‘Man from Snowy River’ territory has basic amenities and is ideal... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Snowy Mountains Coach and Motor Inn

Snowy Mountains Coach and Motor Inn is the largest motel in the area, and offers the most comprehensive array of guest facilities. Most of the 41 comfortable guest rooms are on the ground floor. Amenities include an... Find out more

The Range

The Range is located on a 120-hectare property threaded with bushwalking tracks for guests to investigate the local flora and fauna. Accommodation is lodge-style and there are two types available. The three family lodges... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Alpine Habitats, near Jindabyne 29 km

Opened in 2007, these 18 cleverly designed two-bedroom buildings are linked underground by massive worm farms that digest all the compostable waste on the site. Set amid gnarled black sallees and other snow gums, the... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Mount Gladstone Lookout rest area 26 km

T/O 4km W of Cooma (L) or 47km SE of Adaminaby (R)

At the lookout 1.5km south of the highway via a steep access road.

Adaminaby park area 41 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

Nimmitabel park area 44 km

At Nimmitabel

Overlooking Lake Williams.

The Rest House park area 58 km

28km W of Adaminaby (L) or 63km SE of Talbingo (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.

Fred Piper Memorial Lookout park area 61 km

14km W of Bemboka (L) or 62km SE of Cooma (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the lookout.

Kiandra park area 62 km

35km NW of Adaminaby (R) or 56km SE of Talbingo (L)

Adjacent to the highway.

Bemboka rest area 74 km

At Bemboka

Just off the highway at the recreation centre. Camping and showers available for a fee.

Yarrangobilly Village camping area 86 km

65km NW of Adaminaby (L) or 26km SE of Talbingo (R)

Just off the highway on the banks of the Yarrangobilly River in Kosciuszko National Park.

Quaama rest area 94 km

31km N of Bega (R) or 46km S of Narooma (L)

Just off the highway at the turn-off into Quaama.

Bega Lookout park area 95 km

5km N of Bega (R) or 72km S of Narooma (L)

Just off the highway at the lookout.

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