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.
ABOUT THE LAKE EUCUMBENE REGION
For your safety check the weather and conditions:
OUR 'BIG TROUT' HAS BEEN REFURBISHED
and see what things are like on our WebCam
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out conditions on Lake Euucumbene
(Our weather station was kindly sponsored by Snowy
Power and internet access kindly provided by Rainbow Pines Tourist
Additional hardware provided by Alpine Tourist Park.
Installation and technical maintenance by
On Sat. 2nd Nov. 2013
Adaminaby's beautiful Girl was ceremonially welcomed back to her former
glory when she was officially unvielled by the Mayor of Snowy River
Shire, Clr John Cahill. Also in attendance were the Hon. John Barilaro,
member for Monaro, the Hon. Steve Whan, MLC and Mr. Peter Cochran,
Deputy Chair of Tourism Snowy Mountains.
The Story: 'Friends of the Trout' was formed in 2010 as a
sub-committee of the Chamber and under the guidance of its highly
motivated Chair, Jane Reid, who worked extraordinarily hard to have the
region's much loved icon restored to her former glory. The Committee
worked very closely with the Snowy River Shire Council and its local
state members to ensure that everything was done to the highest of
The Funds: The total Project cost $52,000 with $31,000 being
generously donated by organizations and individuals from all over
Australia. The State Government contibuted $11,000 and the Snowy River
Shire Council $10,000 as well as unlimited in-kind assistance.
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. With this funding an informative BROCHURE
which provides a wonderful insight into this lovely area. Download
the ADAMINABY-LAKE EUCUMBENE
BROCHURE Pages 1-4
and Pages 5-8
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 fishing supplies.
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.
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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.
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 is the scene for some great
fishing in the weeks
We have 2 BOAT RAMPS that give year round
access to Lake Eucumbene at:
The site of theOld Town' and ANGLERS REACH
THE WINTER SEASON
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
CREATE YOUR OWN COUNTRY WEDDING:
We have beautiful, historic churches, a NSW heritage listed, historic
Hall and unique settings for you to create your own experience of a
The options are from elegant and traditional to informal.
You can decide.