Royal Arms

The Royal Arms Guesthouse Nimmitabel began its life in the 1850’s as the Royal Hotel.


This historic Bed & Breakfast in south-eastern New South Wales is now home to the Walker family and accommodates a small number of guests in beautifully appointed bedrooms. Step out the front door and you’ll find yourself on a signposted walk through Nimmitabel’s history. A great launch site for exploring the festival after refuelling from the Royal Arms delights.

Book in for High Tea at the Royal Arms Tea Room, Steampunk @ Altitude.

The Royal Arms Guesthouse is opening up their Tearoom for three High Tea sessions for Steampunk @ Altitude. Indulge in a scrumptious array of savouries and sweets served on elegant tiered stands. Experience the elegance of a bygone era with their traditional High Tea service. Slow down and unwind with a cup of tea in front of the open fires. Sip on a fragrant cup of tea from their wide selection of blends, or a barista coffee, and soak in the refined ambiance of their historic venue. Bookings required and can be made through this link or calling the Royal Arms on 0429 312 302.


High Tea is available during the Steampunk @ Altitude Festival 2024:

  • Saturday 4th May 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Saturday 4th May 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Sunday 5th May10:00am to 11:30am

Enjoy a taste of luxury and indulge in some of the finest treats in town. Make your reservation now and prepare to be swept away by the charm and sophistication of the Royal Arms High Tea experience.


Sundowner Cafe


The Sundowner Cafe is located in the historic Royal Arms. It serves good food that’s prepared locally and seasonal.
The Sundowner movie has some scenes filmed in the Royal Arms.
Open Thursday to Saturday, and Sunday for Steampunk @ Altitude, 8am until 3pm.

Located at 45-47 Bombala Street, Nimmitabel, NSW 2631, Australia.

Coaches stop at their doorstep, connecting you with Cooma/Canberra/Sydney, Bega/ NSW South Coast and to Victoria, Gippsland / Melbourne. By private vehicle the Snowfields and Alpine access is an hour away, even less for the Bega Valley coastal hinterland. An hour and a half from Canberra.

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