Discover beautiful beaches, sparkling waterways, succulent oysters and important heritage in Pambula, a historic village on the Sapphire Coast between Eden and Merimbula. There are colonial buildings, classic pubs, delightful cafes and restaurants, and boutiques and an artisan bakery.

Pambula Beach is a fine sandy stretch with rolling waves and azure sea. On the southern side of Pambula River is pretty Severs Beach, 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.

Pambula Beach - Sapphire Coast

Explore the riverbank and coastal woodlands on the Pambula River walking track, a gentle trail 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 plump oysters.

You’ll find a number of oyster tours, including Captain Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tours and at the oyster farms of Broadwater Oysters and Wheeler’s Oysters, which has Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant. Places to stay suit various budgets and check out the events calendar — Pambula Show is a fun family day.

Pambula River Walking Track - Ben Boyd National Park

The town's name is derived from the local Aboriginal word ‘panboola’, which means ‘two waters’ or ‘meeting of waters’. You can explore the Panboola Wetlands, a sanctuary that begins at the bottom of Pambula's main street. There's also a fascinating colonial goldmining heritage in Pambula.

On the spectacular far NSW South Coast, Pambula is six hours’ drive from Sydney. The drive from Melbourne is 6 h 45 min and from Canberra three hours. You also can fly from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula Airport and rent a car for the short drive to Pambula.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Circa - Peepshow

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Saturday 24 March 2018 , Lismore

    Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to over one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews…

    23 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. Best of the Bald Archy Prize

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Wagga Wagga

    For 25 years a discerning cockatoo named Maude has judged Australia’s most irreverent art prize: the Bald Archys. In an Australian first, Museum of the Riverina gathers all the winning entries of the nation’s toast to satirical portraiture.…

    23 Mar - 13 May
  3. Wellington New Residents Event

    Friday 23 March 2018 , Wellington

    Welcome Wellington's newest residents! Grab a free breakfast, become a buddy and share your local secrets on what's great about living in this community. They hope to see you at the Wellington Visitor Information Centre, located in Came…

    23 Mar
  4. Sally Coppard: Is There Still Life?

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 , Springwood

    17th century still life paintings depicted both the bountifulness of creation and the fleetingness of time. Sally Coppard’s Is There Still Life? reinterprets this idea through paintings examining 21st century fears: has time ran out for the…

    23 Mar - 25 Mar