Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene have a rich history.
The first inhabitants were the Aborigines. During the summer months, Aboriginal groups from both sides of the mountains met and feasted on the Bogong moths. Mt Jagungal in the Kosciuszko National Park is a well known site for these gatherings.
Early European settlers came with their livestock. They settled on the Monaro plains and took their livestock to the mountains over summer, resting the lower lands and fattening stock on the sweet high country pastures.
The gold rush at Kiandra brought miners in their thousands.
The Kiandra goldfields also saw the birth of skiing in Australia.
Adaminaby (once known as Seymour) was on the 'road' to the diggings, and it grew rapidly.
A network of scattered communities developed near the mountains, with their own (often part time) bush schools. The old township of Adaminaby near the Eucumbene River was a social and service centre for these families, a thriving town with two schools, racecourse, annual show and by the 1950s, its own picture theatre.
Visit Stewart's Information and Gallery in Adaminaby to find out more about the history of Adaminaby, Kiandra and the coming of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Adaminaby and Lake Eucumbene are synonymous with the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The very first stone was turned at the 'old town' in 1949, to begin Australia's largest hydro-electric and irrigation scheme.
Claimed as the birthplace of Australia's multiculturalism, the Snowy Hydro Scheme employed 100,000 people from many nations. It saw the creation of Lake Eucumbene. The town of Adaminaby was moved 9km to its present site to make way for the rising waters.
The Snowy Scheme Museum in Adaminaby highlights the lifestyle and achievements of the workers of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme.
The Visit Adaminaby page is run by our local Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce and have some very valuable information. The Instagram page has some lovely photos of the local area and events.
Explore the history of how Adaminaby came to be the town it is. Visit Leigh Stewart in the main st and the Snowy Scheme Museum to immerse yourself in the history of Adaminaby and Snowy Hydro.
Yarrangobilly Caves’ thermal pool, fed by a natural spring, is accessible via a short walk. Enjoy birdwatching en route before swimming in natural surroundings
Enjoy a coffee, cake or light meal at Boston and Ivy, opposite the Big Trout. More info on their facebook page
Specialty breads, award winning pies and the best take away in town. Check out the Bakehouse Adaminaby
Locals, draws and raffles. Cold beverages, hot meals and family friendly. It is the place to be for you family holiday. Check out their Facebook page for current events and more
Being at the foot hills of the Kosciuszko National Park. Adaminaby is a hub for horse riding. Join a trek with one of our local safari hosts.
Held on the 3rd Saturday every November, the Adaminaby Picnic races are a must have on your yearly calendar. More information on their webpage
Held each and every Easter Saturday, the Easter Fair draws thousands to see the events, stalls and displays on offer. More information on their Facebook Page
Saturday 4 November
Snowy Mountains region
Fundraiser for Steven Walters Children's Cancer Foundation
Snowy Mountains region
Snowy River Aviators - Social BBQ and instructional flying
1st Sunday each month
Snowy Mountains Highway, Adaminaby
Cost: $5 per person for BBQ
Ph: 0427 812 670
Being the trout capital with our very own Big Trout, Adaminaby is the central hub for all your trout fishing needs. Plenty of local advise and plenty of waterways to turn your hand at catching a big one. See the current conditions on the snowy hydro webpage
The Adaminaby "Royal" Golf Course is a great place for a spot of golf, enjoy the view and unwind. Regular events are held throughout the year and are always great fun and a good laugh. More information on their facebook page
Catch that big trout for your change at daily prize money and the major prizes at the end of the festival. 4-10 November annually. www.troutfestival.com.au
Shannons Flat, on the Bobyen Rd hold regular bush meets in their bush hall. All are welcome to attend and are a lot of fun. For up and coming event check out the Shannons Flat Community Page on Facebook
Adaminaby is a typical country town with all the country town organisations.. CWA and Red Cross often hold luncheons, soup days and get-togethers. Checkout the Visit Adaminaby page for dates and times
Adaminaby School of Arts, Denison St, Adaminaby
Stage Curtain viewing, art & crafts on exhibition and some items for sale
$5 per person, includes refreshments
Competition entries: drop off at the Fabric Salon, Vale St Cooma or ring for other drop off points
Run by the Adaminaby CWA
Ph: Judy 6454 1624
July School Holidays Disco open for all! a great night for all the family! Tuesday 4 July, Tuesday 11 July
6 - 9 pm
Adaminaby Bowling & Sports Club
Snowy Mountains Hwy, Adaminaby
Ski, Board or Play in the snow.! From June long weekend until October long weekend is the official ski season. Make sure to check wether conditions to be prepared and not disappointed if Mother Nature doesn't deliver on the advised date, she is funny like that.
Selwyn Snow Cam