The Lake Eucumbene region is located in the Snowy Mountains in the northern part of the Kosciusko National Park.
This is an area noted for its pristine environment, the Lake being about 1200 metres above sea level and
the higher peaks rising to over 1600 metres. Unique geographic features from caves to gigantic boulders distinguish
this area along with its silence and crisp, clean, clear mountain air. This area is a haven for Australian wildlife and its wildflowers
are reknown worldwide.Current information
ABOUT THE LAKE EUCUMBENE REGION
For your safety check the weather and conditions:
and see what things are like on our WebCam
Click here to Check out conditions on Lake Euucumbene
(Our weather station and Webcam are kindly sponsored by Snowy Hydro.
Power and internet access kindly provided by Rainbow Pines Tourist Park
Additional hardware provided by Alpine Tourist Park.
Installation and technical maintenance by Ozewebhost.)
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH OUR 'BIG TROUT'?
Friends of the Trout' was recently formed as a sub-committee of the Chamber and is working
toward having the region's much loved
icon, our Big Trout, restored to its former glory. It's working very closely with the Snowy River Shire Council to ensure
that everything will be done to the highest of standards.
Please click the links below to read all about what's being planned. It's very interesting story.
What's happened so far and
The story of our 'Big Trout'
Adaminaby is a very small town and all donations for this Project will be gratefully accepted.
Something really exciting has happened. Have you seen the latest 'Redhead' matches collector series depicting big Aussie icons?
WELL Adaminaby 'Big Trout' is proudly featured as part of the second limited edition, numbers 9 -16. Make sure you collect some!
The LECC Adaminaby - Lake Eucumbene Economic Action Plan
The Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce (Inc.) with funding
from the NSW Department of State and Regional Development, commissioned this important document.
This Ecomonic Action Plan is not only to assist its members but also other interested business people to
gain a thorough overview of the economic potential of this area.
Please download a copy.
Also with this funding an informative BROCHURE
was written which provides a wonderful insight into this lovely area.
the ADAMINABY-LAKE EUCUMBENE BROCHURE
Pages 1-4 (788kb)
Pages 5-8 1224kb)
For more information about this lovely area look at the
'Visit Adaminaby' website
* For information about the Chamber's MEETINGS
The construction of Lake Eucumbene began the building of Australia's iconic Snowy Mountains
Hydro Electricity Scheme and was completed in 1958. It is the largest of the Snowy Scheme lakes and
holds around 9 times the volume of water that Sydney Harbour does.
Lake Eucumbene is the biggest alpine Lake
in eastern Australia and is about 40km from Cooma at its closest point.
This Lake is undoubtedly one of the best fishing places in the Australian Highlands
holding Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.
The closest township to Lake Eucumbene is Adaminaby where you can stock up on food, fuel and
Accommodation can be found in Adaminaby, as well as in the numerous locations around
the Lake such as Old Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Providence, and right around to Braemar Bay.
We have 2 BOAT RAMPS that give year round access to Lake Eucumbene at:
The site of the 'Old Town'
Click here to see pictures.
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ATTRACTIONS IN THE LAKE EUCUMBENE REGION:
ADAMINABY'S ICONIC "BIG TROUT"
Known around the world, this wonderful icon has helped established Adaminaby as the Trout Fishing capital
of Australia. This wonderful work of art was lovingly built and donated by the artist Andy Lominici who
was himself a resident of Adaminaby. Starting early in 1972, working from a drawing he made of a Rainbow Trout,
Andy Lomnici designed and created a 10 metre high, 2.5 tonne, steel framed, wire-mesh structure covered with
layers of fibreglass and costing $6,000. It was officially opened along with the inaugural Adaminaby Trout Festival
by the Hon. Tom Lewis, NSW Minister for
Lands and Tourism, on Sat. 3rd Nov. 1973.
More than thirty years after its official opening when Adaminaby is mentioned, everyone immediately thinks of our "BIG TROUT" and
our significant annual Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.
This year the dates of the Snowy Mountains Trout Festival
are Sat. Oct 29th to Fri.
4th November. As usual there are stunning prizes to be won.
THERE'S ALL STYLES OF FISHING HERE TO SUIT YOU:
This wonderful Lake was the setting for the world fly fishing championships in January 2000.
Whether you prefer Fly-fishing, Spinning, Trolling, or Bait fishing, EVERYONE should have
no problem catching a Trout in Eucumbene.
Some of the more popular areas for fishing are Providence Portal and Providence Flats,
Middlingbank, Frying Pan, Seven Gates, Braemar Bay and Yens Cove. Two proud rivers, the Eucumbene and Murrumbidgee, flow through this marvellous area.
Streams feeding Lake Eucumbene are the Eucumbene River, Andys Creek, Little Plain Creek, James Creek, Swamp Creek, Little Swamp Creek,
Hughes Creek, Lucas Creek and Gang Gang Creek. Providence Portal...............A successful Lake Fly-Fisherman
is the scene for some great fishing in the weeks
THE WINTER SEASON
CREATE YOUR OWN COUNTRY WEDDING:
When the snow arrives there is a special magic in the Eucumbene Region. Snow falls
abundantly and there are all kinds of wonderful places to stay and things to do. The northern end
of the Kosciusko National Park is the place to come for family fun. There are cross country skiing trails,
downhill skiing is available at Selwyn Snowfields. .
The scenery is breathtaking as the views across Lake Eucumbene to snowcapped peaks
are unique in Australia.
Winter haven in the Snow
ADAMINABY's UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED STAGE CURTAINS
In the Adaminaby Community Hall is located one of the best kept secrets of the Snowies. Starting in 2002 a dedicated community group
that got together especially for this purpose they worked very hard to create
these two marvellous handcrafted Stage
Curtains. After two and a half year's of hard work they were officially opened
by the Governor of NSW. You have to see them to believe them.
These Curtains, created by the community, tell the story of this wonderful area in the most amazing detail.
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We have beautiful, historic churches, a NSW heritage listed, historic Hall
and unique settings for you to create your own experience of a lifetime.
The options are from elegant and traditional to informal.
You can decide.
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