Jindabyne is located in the Snowy Mountains, 925m above sea level.
The sub-alpine areas experience generally fine and sunny weather with warm to hot days and cool nights in summer and cool days and cold nights in winter.
As the area varies from tablelands to the highest mountains in Australia, naturally the weather conditions vary according to altitude. In the lower districts temperatures range from around 9 to 28 degrees celsius in summer and between -9 and 16 degrees celsius during winter. Snow falls at the hatchery most winters and is often visible on the surrounding mountains.