Take a step back in time…..
Royal Café and Accommodation Built in
1889 as the Royal Hotel, this magnificent building was
guttered by fire on the 28th August 1938. Later on that
year the building was rebuilt and named the New Royal
Hotel. The now current owners, Brad Keable and Toni
Heaney, purchased the property in December 2006 and
converted the hotel to a hip 60’s style Café and more
recently opened the accommodation and licensed area.
Dine either inside the chick café, on
the veranda or alfresco under the magnificent willow
If it is a quick caffeine hit you
need, then the Royal also offers take away tea, coffee
and delicious cakes, slices and biscuits.
Choose from 9 well appointed,
comfortable rooms or the semi self contained cottage
located across the courtyard at the back of the main
Whether you are celebrating a special
occasion, looking for a weekend escape or just a
fantastic coffee, the Royal Café it is the perfect venue
to exceed your every requirement. “We are very fortunate
to have such an asset as the Royal Café and
Accommodation in Walcha. The staff provides friendly,
courteous and professional service and the food and
beverages are first class. The accommodation bestows a
warm, homely atmosphere with country flavour.
The Café is open 7 days a week, 7.30am
to 5pm. Private functions are also catered for by prior
arrangement. Choose from two separate dining areas for
small groups of 20 or combined the two rooms for a
larger get-together. We are also licensed and carry a
range of New England cool climate wines, and a selection
of boutique and standard beers.
The Royal Café and Accommodation also
caters for the motor bike & car enthusiasts with a fully
secure yard and lock up shed and drying room.
Spoil yourself at the Royal Café and
Accommodation 26E Fitzroy St Walcha.
Contact the friendly staff on 02 6777 1117 or email
Visit the Walcha Tourism Website
www.walchansw.com.au for more details.
WALCHA ROYAL CAFÉ Accommodation
26E Fitzroy Street WALCHA NSW 2354 ABN: 58 525 542 892
PH: 02 67771117
Our accommodation consists of nine
rooms up stairs:
• 2 x Deluxe Queen Rooms with tea
coffee facilities in room, bar fridge and Flat screen TV
& DVD. Access to verandah from room. @ $130.00 (one room
• 2 x Queen Rooms @ $115.00 each /per night. All rooms
have TV, hair drier and sink vanity.
• 1x Queen Twin Room (Extra Single in room ) @$130 / per
• 3 x King Single Rooms @ $75.00 all rooms have TV, hair
drier and sink vanity.
• 1 x Shared Twin Single room ( $55.oo ) per/ person
• 2 x Shared bathrooms with separate bath/shower and
walk in shower with separate toilets. All within close
proximity to all rooms.
• 1x Common lounge room, with tea, coffee, snacks & serviced bar fridge
• Down stairs lounge area with cosy fire. Cafe & dinning
areas with TV.
• BBQ Area outside. (Food & Alcohol must be purchased
from Royal Cafe)
The Cafe is open 7days 7am till
5.00pm. Breakfast can be ordered from our café menu the
night before as an extra.
We have our night dinning open Friday and Saturday
evenings from 6.30, by arrangement for large group
functions, mid week can be arranged also.
We also have a two bedroom semi
contained cottage that will sleep 5 people. With both
double and single beds. Charge rate @ $55.per person
(min of 4) $220.00 per night.
GETTING THERE & WHAT TO BRING
WALCHA is situated on the top of the Great Dividing
Range 58kms south east of Armidale and 100kms north east
of Tamworth on the Oxley Highway. It is approximately
1040metres above sea level with hill tops in the
district reaching over 1300metres.
Walcha township has a population of
approximately 1700 people with another 1800 people
living in the surrounding district. It has 2
supermarkets, several cafes, 2 doctors ,a modern
hospital, several banks (CBA, NAB, Westpac and New
England Credit Union and 2 ATMs) a pharmacy, newsagent,
fresh fruit & vegetable shop, 2 butchers, post office,
gift shops, a second hand furniture shop, 2 service
stations, a motel, several hotels and clubs, a sand
green golf club, 2 antique bric-a-brac shops, an art
gallery ,a women’s fashion store as well as many other
businesses in town.
The butcher shops, supermarkets and the fruit and
vegetable shop all sell excellent fresh produce at very
good prices so if you are staying in Walcha for a few
days you can get all your supplies when you arrive. If
you are travelling from Sydney, the quickest and most
scenic route to drive to Walcha is up the Newcastle
Expressway onto the Pacific Highway via Hexham, Raymond
Terrace, Stroud, Gloucester and Barrington.
Approximately 16kms north of Raymond Terrace on the
Pacific Highway, you TURN LEFT on the Bucket’s Way to
Gloucester and Stroud. Travel through Gloucester, Stroud
and Barrington and approximately 1.5kms north of
Barrington you TURN RIGHT where the sign says Walcha.
Walcha is approximately 142 kms from Barrington. This is
the most scenic part of your journey where you cross
several rivers and slowly climb up into the New England
Ranges with wonderful views of the Giro Valley and
mountains as you drive. You eventually get to the Walcha
Shire and then begin driving through very picturesque
and fertile grazing land where you will see some of the
best cattle and sheep grazing country in NSW. WHAT TO
BRING Walcha has nearly everything you would need for
your stay so you can get your supplies once you arrive
and it is easy because parking is readily available and
you can walk to every shop and there are no big queues!!
Because of the altitude Walcha has 4
Spring is normally very green with calves, lambs and
flowers in abundance.
Autumn is full of wonderful colours with yellows, reds
and coppers as the grass dries off and the trees change
colour and drop their leaves. The days during Autumn &
Spring are usually a very pleasant daytime temperature
between about 17-22 degrees but cool in the evening.
Summer is usually around 23-28 degrees (daytime) and can
be a very pleasant relief from the heat of the coast and
inland. You nearly always sleep with a blanket at night
during the summer.
Winter can vary quite a bit depending on the fronts that
are coming through. A very cold snap can bring snow and
very low daytime temperatures of 3-7 degrees or we can
get big frosts in the morning (minus 3 to minus7
degrees) followed by a very sunny 15-19 degrees during
The rule of thumb is:
1. Always bring a jumper to Walcha
2. In the winter, always be prepared for one of those
very cold snaps especially if you are intending to
venture outside (ie. Warm socks, clothes, beanie, warm
coat and gloves) the great thing about the cold is being
able to get warm by the log fire with a mug of hot
coffee, hot chocolate or home made soup!!