Discover Pambula, a pretty village on the NSW Sapphire Coast between Eden and Merimbula. It has a rich goldmining heritage and is dotted with romantic colonial buildings, classic pubs, delightful cafes and restaurants, and arty boutiques. Bask on its beautiful beaches, explore waterways and taste world-famous oysters.
Water is everywhere in Pambula. The town's name is derived from the local Aboriginal word ‘panboola’, which means ‘twin waters’. Pambula Beach is a swathe of white sand renowned for its crashing waves and azure seas. On the southern side of Pambula River is pretty Severs Beach, located in the northern section of Ben Boyd National Park.
Enjoy fishing and kayaking, and amble on a boardwalk past ancient Aboriginal middens dating back 3,500 years. Explore the riverbank and coastal woodlands on the Pambula River Walking Track, a gentle trail by the sea with vistas of Severs Beach. You might even spot dolphins and sea eagles hunting fish.
The pristine waters of Pambula Lake and Merimbula Lake are part of Australia’s Oyster Coast and produce premium oysters. You’ll find a number of oyster tours, like Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours, and you can visit farms such as Broadwater Oysters and Wheeler’s, which also has Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant.
Explore the walking and cycling trails of Panboola Wetlands, a sanctuary that begins at the bottom of Pambula's main street and is home to hundreds of species of birds. The vibrant events calendar includes the Pambula Show, a traditional country show with animals, produce and rides held every January.
Pambula is six hours’ drive from Sydney , 6hr 45min from Melbourne and three hours from Canberra. You can also fly from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Pambula. Places to stay suit various budgets, including holiday parks, motels and cottages.