Welcome to Lake Eucumbene
Australia's Premier Year-Round Alpine Water Resort
Old Adaminaby - Anglers Reach - Providence Portal - Buckenderra - Middlingbank - Braemar Bay
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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Lake Eucumbene Facts
Surface Area: 145 sq km
Capacity: 480,000 ml
Ave Depth: 33 meters
Dam Height: 116.1 meters
Summer Max: 25°C
Winter Max: 7°C
More Lake Eucumbene Facts
Its unique alpine climate makes
Lake Eucumbene and surrounds
an ideal year-round holiday
destination. To see and do
Lake Eucumbene - Australia's premier year-round alpine water resort!
With a shore line of 145sq
km there's plenty of room for
everyone at Lake
Did you know?
The largest trout caught in lake
Eucumbene is reported to be
10kgs (22lbs). more
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