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Nimmitabel, NSW

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 Highway,447 kilometres south-west of Sydney via Cooma which is 38 kilometres to the north. 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 St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. Maps can be obtained from the Visitor Information Centre at Nimmitabel.

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About Nimmitabel

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Nimmitabel Postcode: 2631
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Snowy Mountains
  • Latitude: -36.51823
  • Longitude: 149.28042
  • Elevation: 1079m
  • Population: 320
  • Median Income: $26208
  • Area (Sq/km): 139.927
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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