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Nimmitabel - The Monaro's Best Kept Secret!

The historic village of Nimmitabel, NSW, is located on the Monaro Highway between Cooma and Bega close to the Snowy Mountains, surrounded by the rich grazing lands of the Monaro Plains. Nimmitabel is an Aboriginal word meaning 'dividing of the waters' - so described because the rainfall to the south of the village flows on to the Snowy River and rainfall to the north flows to the Murrumbidgee River. 

Nimmitabel is ideally located (so the locals believe) between the snow, the sea and the city (Canberra) being less than one and half hours drive from each.


Our village has a population of 240 and an elevation of 1070m.  This location means we have four distinct seasons with cold snowy winters, luxuriant spring blossoms, hot dry summers and colourful autumns.  Each season offers a different experience for the traveller, ranging from walking the local Heritage Trail, National Parks, snowfields, fishing, farm stays, horse riding, 4WD, hiking, golfing, biking, bird watching, wild life sanctuaries and much more.

Within and around the village, local businesses offer a range of services for the weary traveller including meals, accommodation, a general store and speciality stores.  There are also picnic, BBQ and rest stop facilities at Lake Williams and at the local Caravan Park and park. The view from Lake Williams to the Snowy Mountains is awe inspiring all year round. 


To see the local weather access  Forecasts Snowy

To get to Nimmitabel access At Google Maps


This site was created in 2010 and is maintained by the Nimmitabel Advancement Group (NAG). It was funded by the NSW Office of Rural Affairs via the Small Communities Awareness Fund.  NAG was formed in 1986 with a mission to work with local, state and federal government to improve services and infrastructure for the residents of Nimmitabel and its surrounds.