Nimmitabel, first settled in the 1850’s is a small rural township of 300 people on the Great Dividing Range. It is located on the Snowy Mountain / Monaro Highways, the main routes to Bega and Bombala. It is 1070 metres above sea level. Once known as ‘Nimity Bell’ the name is said to mean ‘place where many waters start’. In 1959 Nimmitabel was used as one of the locations for the filming, by Warner Brothers, of Jon Cleary’s novel, The Sundowners. Take the time to explore the historic village. Buildings of interest include Geldmacher House and Mill and Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church.
Please visit nimmitabel.nsw.au for more on this charming little town and to download their heritage trail booklet.