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5 Family-Friendly Hikes near Jindabyne

family-friendly Hiking summer

Rainbow Lake Trail
    A 2km hike out to a scenic and tranquil mountain lake. Explore the gentle climbs alongside small creeks until you catch your first glimpse of the sun sparkling upon Rainbow Lake. Pack a lunch and take your pick of lakeside picnic spots, and then bask in the sunshine to soak up the splendor of your surroundings. This delightful spot is also a great spot for fly fishing, so try your luck for trout. 

    5 family friendly hikes around Jindabyne
    Porcupine Rocks Trail
      A 4km hike from Perisher to a lookout over Crackenback Resort and the Thredbo Valley. Spot wildflowers as you climb to Porcupine Rocks for breathtaking views of the Main Range in Kosciuszko National Park. If you choose to climb Porcupine Rocks, be sure to exercise extreme caution! Rocks can shift, surfaces may be slippery, and there’s a big drop beneath.
      5 family friendly hikes around Jindabyne
      What to take: Salomon Out Day 20+4 
      Hatchery Bay trail
        An easy, winding trail alongside Lake Jindabyne that is used by mountain bikers and walkers alike. It is 5km one-way, and it passes through cattle grazing paddocks, so keep an eye out for the odd cow, and make sure you close the gates behind you! Enjoy taking in the views around from town to East Jindabyne.
        5 family friendly hikes around Jindabyne
        Waterfall Track
          A 6km loop that is a great option for any weather conditions, as it's a sheltered walk. Conveniently close to Jindabyne, wander through tall eucalypt forest, hefty granite boulders, and the stunning alpine bush to a tranquil waterfall. Local wildlife includes wallabies, kangaroos, and echidnas, along with a wide variety of birdlife.
          5 family friendly hikes around Jindabyne
          Thredbo to Kosciuszko 
            A 14km round trip with an exciting chairlift ride to start. This iconic day walk from Thredbo will have you conquering the summit of Mount Kosciuszko in just a couple of hours. An elevated platform track makes the hiking easier for the kids, and this can be a great family day out. Take lots of water and snacks.
            What to take: Camelbak Octane 25

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