Swimming At Rushes Bay Lake Jindabyne
Take time out and head to the simple yet beautiful Rushes Bay where you can cool off in the pristine alpine water. It’s the perfect place to wind down after exploring the local trails [either by bike or foot] or venturing into Kosciuszko National Park.
The sheltered beach is great for swimming, picnicking, floating on an inflatable lilo, snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding. There is also an unsealed road that takes you all the way to the bay – perfect for bringing along the BBQ and canoes. Boats on trailers can be launched from Boronga Point to the west of the beach. (Note: there is no formal ramp).
Chill out under the beautiful big trees that grow from the shallow lake shores that provide shade from the sun on a hot day. Take in the beautiful rugged scenery and make sure you keep an eye out for a local wombat or two. Aside from the clear water the bottom of the lake is smooth and silky – so no sharp rocks or pebbles to step on.
Without a doubt, one of Jindabyne’s greatest attractions is Lake Jindabyne – a man-made dam for the Snowy Hydro Scheme. Both the Snowy River + Thredbo River [also Eucumbene River] flow into Lake Jindabyne providing clear and pristine water from the melting snow.
Note: There are no toilet facilities or rubbish bins so come prepared to take away everything you bring in.
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There are 2 ways to get to Rushes Bay.
- Follow Jerrara Drive along through the residential area. Note the 50kph limit and watch out for the many pedestrians and blind driveways. You can turn left at Boronga Street and follow the road all the way to the end. You will find an unsealed road heading right that hugs the rocks and leads you to the swimming beach. When you arrive, park your car above the beach so as to keep it clear and safe for toddlers. If you have a boat on a trailer, launch at the end of Boronga Street – not on Rushes Bay beach itself – to keep swimmers safe.
- Alternatively you can turn left off Jerrara Drive onto Rushes Bay Avenue. On the left you will see a sign ‘Pedestrian Access To Beach’. Park on the road there and walk down