Come and enjoy the warm and friendly country hospitality at the Snow Goose Hotel - Motel, Adaminaby
Once in a lifetime photo? These ruins sat under  the waters of Lake Eucumbene from 1958 until they reappeared in July 2007 as the lake fell to just 9.4% of capacity.  With the water again over 50%, who knows - it maybe another 50 years before we see them again!
Snow fun in Adaminaby township.
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Snow fun at Adaminaby - July 16
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Come stay, eat and drink at the Snow Goose Hotel-Motel, Adaminaby. Your home away from home in the Snowy Mountains
Original Adaminaby in the 1950's
Welcome to Lake Eucumbene
Australia's Premier Year-Round Alpine Water Resort
Old Adaminaby - Anglers Reach - Providence Portal - Buckenderra - Middlingbank - Braemar Bay - Frying Pan
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The largest trout caught in lake Eucumbene is reported to be 10kgs (22lbs). See the pic!
Lake Level: 28%
Summer is in full swing in the mountains and the fish are biting at Lake Eucumbene.
Come up, say g-day and escape the heat.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out the Snow Goose Hotel/Motel in Adaminaby.
Lake Eucumbene Facts

Elevation: 1,160m

Completed: 1958

Surface Area: 145 sq km

Capacity: 480,000 ml

Ave Depth: 33 meters

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The Buckenderra Bruiser (4.1kg)
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Snow fun at Adaminaby - July 16
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Lake Eucumbene - Australia's premier year-round alpine water resort!
Lake Eucumbene (pronounced 'you come been') is a man made lake on the Eucumbene River. The lake was created by damming the river as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Eucumbene Dam was completed between 1956 and 1958 and the town of Old Adaminaby was inundated by Lake Eucumbene in that year. The reservoir is the largest in the scheme. Several buildings were moved from Old Adaminaby to the new town of Adaminaby, others were demolished or left to be inundated. Adaminaby was one of two towns flooded in the course of the Scheme construction. The other was Jindabyne.

The creation of Lake Eucumbene wasn't without controversy, with the residents of (original) Adaminaby and nearby farms forced to relocate as waters flooded their once thriving town.
Local history
Original Adaminaby in the 50's *
Today, Lake Eucumbene is famous for some of the best Rainbow and Brown trout fishing in Australia and is open to fishing year-round. The lake is teeming with fish which can be easily caught by boat or shore based anglers.

At an elevation of 1,160m asl, Lake Eucumbene is one of Australia's highest water storages and has a unique alpine climate. Snow at any time of the year is not uncommon. In fact, it snowed on Christmas morning in 2009. Always take warm clothes when you visit Lake Eucumbene!
The Lake Eucumbene region can provide you and your family with an unforgettable holiday experience. Whether you're staying for a day, a week or even longer, you'll be constantly amazed at the changing scenery and beauty of the area.
No other region in Australia can offer the holiday maker so much variety. Whether you like to fish, snow or water ski, bush walk, explore historic sites and caves or simply relax, unwind and smell the fresh mountain air, the Eucumbene region has it all. To see and do around the region
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A classic Lake Eucumbene Summer Sunset captured from Grace Lea Island, looking towards Hallstrom Island and the Dam Wall.
See this, and other great lake Eucumbene photos, at our Lake Eucumbene Photo Gallery
Historic low: 8.6% (July 2007)
Lake Level History 1997 to 2018