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.
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.
Outdoor Education; Surfing lessons; Tours & Hire; Event Days
The ultimate family theme park in Pambula, NSW.Slide down the Tube Rider, feel the thrill of the rollercoaster, rush down a toboggan, bounce on the jumping castle and more. There's something for all ages, from children through to adults, at Magic Mountain.
Mandeni Family Fun Park, Merimbula
Seven days a week, year-round fun is waiting for you and the kids to enjoy. Try your aim at archery, have a hit in the water golf driving range, or mini golf.
Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant
Open from 10am, come and see the great theatre of the deep! The 70,000 liter Oceanarium is a stand-out feature with 28 tanks featuring local and tropical marine life of all kinds. Fish feeding is a great time to visit with lots of action! The Meribula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant is also a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner.
Merimbula’s Top Lake
Secluded and peaceful, the Top Lake has a 2km boardwalk that winds along the northern side. Get your sea legs on and explore in a hired boat.
Oaklands Barn / Oakland Events Centre
Located on the Princes Highway at the southern entrance to Pambula and includes: Gift Shop; Garden Centre; Oaklands Café; Art Gallery and Animal Nursery. Oaklands Event Centre is also an ideal setting for your special function.
Situated in the picturesque Bega Valley, Potoroo Palace offers the authentic opportunity to see a range of Australian wildlife. Koalas sitting in the trees, kangaroos hopping by, and birds chirping away. Feed an emu through this unique eco-experience.
Wheelers Oyster Farm
Oyster farming has played an important role since the settlement of this region. Wheelers Oyster Farm, Merimbula offers the opportunity to discover the complete oyster story with a tour of the state-of-the-art factory and video showing the complete history of oyster farming and life cycle of the oyster. Tours are available from 11am Monday to Saturday. Wheelers Oyster Farm is also a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner.