Adaminaby in the NSW Snowy
Mountains has a wide range of accommodation
to suit your winter ski and snowboard holiday at
Selwyn Snowfields or summer trout fishing on Lake
Eucumbene, bush walking and mountain biking vacation
Adaminaby home to the "Big Trout" is
a quiet town located in the New South Wales Snowy
Mountains. It is popular destination for trout fly
fishermen and an ideal location form accommodation
for access to Selwyn Ski Resort.
First settled as the township of Seymour
in the 1860's by John Cosgrove, Charles and Henry
York Adaminaby was eventually named after one of
their large land holdings.
The area around Adaminaby was sparsely
populated until the discovery of gold at Kiandra
in the end of the 1850's. Being located between Cooma and
Kiandra, the town became a convenient stopover point
for the constant stream of gold prospectors.
Adaminaby later achieved fame for the
official launch of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric
Scheme on 17 October 1949.
The new Snowy Mountains Scheme meant
that as the new Lake Eucumbene filled the town of
Adaminaby would be flooded. Adaminaby was moved to
its current location in 1956. The drowning of Adaminaby
forms a unique chapter of Australia's history along
with the drowning of the original Jindabyne and
the Snowy Scheme.
Things to see
Historic Buildings in New Adaminaby
The relocation of Adaminaby prior to the flooding of Lake Eucumbene was so
complete that even the old churches were moved.
There are only four original buildings
left in the town the Methodist Church which is now
surrounded by attractive picnic grounds on the edge
of the lake, the Old Schoolhouse which is the office
and residence for the Caravan Park, St John's Anglican
Church, located behind the shopping centre was originally
built in 1906 and moved in 1956 and the Uniting Church,
previously the Presbyterian Church, was built the
first time in 1886. Over 100 buildings, including
75 houses, were removed from Old Adaminaby to the
site of the new town but no longer remain.
In recent times people have built attractive
fishermen's chalets and holiday houses on the foreshores
and the area has been turned into a pleasant holiday
For film buffs the Old Adaminaby Race
Track, on the road to Rosedale on the southern side
of town was used in the film Phar Lap.
Lake Eucumbene is the largest of the man made lakes in the Snowy Mountains
Hydro Electric Scheme and was completed in May 1958. It is capable of containing
4 799 100 ML of water.
Lake Eucumbene is a haven for trout
fishing. Regular competitions are held in the area
and all the dams are kept well stocked.
Located at the northern end of the Kosciuszko National Park, the deep gorges
of the Yarrangobilly River form the setting for the Yarrangobilly Caves.
These stunning limestone caves with many features including columns, frozen
waterfalls and underground pools are the perfect place to cool down on a
hot summers day. Yarrangobilly also has a natural thermal pool which is a
constant 27 degrees celsius. There are 6 caves usually open for inspection
- North Glory Cave, Glory Hole Cave, Jillabenan, Jersey, Castle and Harrie
Adaminaby offers a range of accommodation including Cabins, Caravan parks,
farm stays, motels and lodges.
Adaminaby area is broken into the
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