Named after the Yuin word meaning ‘two water’ Pambula has the best of both worlds; a majestic river and enticing beach, as well as a tranquil lake and river system. We are particularly fortunate in that our park location shares boundaries with a spectacular surfing and swimming beach, a National Park and is only 1km from the beautiful Pambula River mouth. As the park is surrounded by natural coastal bushland and forest, wetlands and aquatic habitat, we are also fortunate to share our immediate environment with over 150 different mammal, reptile, amphibian and bird species, many of which are listed on the NSW Threatened Species list. Dolphins are regularly seen traveling up the Pambula River, in search of squid and other food. In addition, the remains of meals eaten by Aboriginal people hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of years ago, may be seen as shell middens on the Pambula River foreshore. The town is also well known for its quality craft and produce markets, as well as boating activities, with people taking to the water in the river, lake or bay area.
Pambula River Mouth
The Jiguma Track is a picturesque walk from the southern end of Pambula Beach, which winds itself along the cliff-top to Pambula River mouth. This walk offers spectacular views of the beaches, bay and headlands from several vantage points along the way. When you reach the river mouth you can continue upriver past the boast sheds and then join a National Park walking track, which runs beside the river for another several hundred metres to its conclusion opposite Severs Beach.
Ben Boyd National Park
The northern and western boundaries are bordered by the Ben Boyd National Park, a beautiful and natural coastal forest and bushland area with two very rare dunal lakes, which provide habitat for an abundance of wetland bird species. National Park tracks abound from the northern end of our park and our Reception staff will happily explain the bushwalk options to you or contact the local National Parks and Wildlife Service office on ph: (02) 6495 5000.
Perhaps the best known of the of the seaside towns on the Sapphire Coast, Merimbula attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year. People are drawn to the magnificent lake and mountain scenery, which is set off by the white beaches that are nestled between the azure and turquoise blue lakes and unspoilt natural bushland. The scenery, however, forms only a part of the attraction; Merimbula also offers an array of land and water-based activities that can be easily undertaken from within a very short distance of the CBD. A broad variety of fish species are caught throughout the lake system, while the relative protection of the lakes to the sea, provides a safe opportunity to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, diving and snorkelling.
Eden Killer Whale Museum
Eden Killer Whale Museum was established in 1931 and is one of the oldest museums in NSW. It houses an extensive array of whaling and maritime artefacts, as well as documents and displays the whaling, maritime and local history of Eden and surrounding areas. The museum also houses the full skeleton of “Old Tom” the famous Killer Whale, or Orca, and the only full skeletal exhibit of a Killer Whale in the southern hemisphere. The museum is located at 184 Imlay Street, Eden and further information can be obtained by ringing ph: (02) 6496 2094.
Oaklands Barn & Garden Centre
The historic 'Oaklands' property is the site of one of the region's newest retail and tourism ventures and includes a gift shop, gallery, garden nursery and cafe. The young ones will really enjoy the animal nursery and for the more adventurous there are pony and trail rides. Oaklands is open daily. Please call 02 6495 7257 for more information.
Panboola is a diverse natural wetland system extending from the bottom of Pambula village to Pambula River and consists of 77ha of land. Panboola is being rehabilitated with community assistance as a wetland for the purpose of nature conservation. A system of walking tracks leads visitors to the Old historical Racecourse, Smiths Lookout, billabongs, Koori panel and much more.
Oaklands Event Centre
Oaklands Event Centre... the South Coast venue for weddings, conferences and parties
Outdoor Education; Surfing lessons; Tours & Hire; Event Days
on 03 July, 2016
The largest market on the Sapphire Coast. Candelo Markets commenced some 24 years ago and have been held continuously since then on the first Sunday of each month.