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Pambula is a small historic village just 10 minutes drive south of Merimbula on the far south coast of NSW. While the village has a pretty rural setting, beautiful Pambula Beach is just 3.5 kms away.

Pambula was originally built on the Pambula River in 1843 however due to frequent floods, the village was moved to higher ground where it is today. The first Europeans used the area as a stock route for their cattle in the 1830s but tented accommodation gradually gave way to more permanent buildings with Pambula being proclaimed a town in 1885.

In 1888 the discovery of gold brought a boom to the town however by the early 1900s this gave way to agriculture and dairy farming. At that time Pambula was an important commercial centre in the district with a court house, banks, hospital, newspaper, etc – many of these well-maintained buildings can still be seen today.

The main street of Pambula is Quondola Street. Take a walk and find cafes, restaurants, galleries and gift shops.

The Tourist Information Centre is located in the Pambula Newsagency at 23 Quondola St, Pambula, telephone 02-6495-660. It is open daily and takes bookings for cruises and fishing tours plus provides maps, brochures and advice on what to see and do in Pambula.

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Pambula Beach

Pambula Beach is a very pretty community built around the beach and the mouth of the Pambula River, with the natural beauty of the Ben Boyd National Park surrounding it.

It is not unusual to see kangaroos grazing in the streets and on the beach!

Pambula Beach is a popular holiday destination. There are holiday homes and cottages available. The Discovery Holiday Park is nestled between the beach and the national park and offers a range of oceanfront accommodation – campsites, caravan sites, cabins, apartments and villas – it is perfect for family holidays.

Pambula Surf Life Saving Club
Pambula Beach is patrolled on weekends from the first weekend of the NSW school holidays until and including Anzac Day. During the peak season from Boxing Day until end January, the beach is patrolled Mon-Fri as well.
Please see the Pambula SLSC website for details –

Jiguma Walking Track
The Jiguma Walking Track is between Pambula Beach and the Pambula River Mouth. There are beautiful views and whale sightings are common in season.


Pambula Attractions


Panboola is a wetland area dedicated to the conservation and protection of the habit for native wildlife. Panboola extends from the bottom of Pambula township to the Pambula River and covers 77 hectares of land. Panbula is open to the public and a system of walking tracks is being established that include walks to the Pambula River and the Old Pambula Racecourse. Take time to enjoy this beautifully tranquil conservation area – it’s a perfect place for walking, cycling, picnicking or birdwatching.
Location: Bullara St, Pambula
Telephone: 02 6495 6627 or 02 6495 6469.



At Oaklands Barn and Garden Centre you will find an art gallery, antiques, gift shop, animal nursery and horse riding.
Pony rides are available for young children from Wed-Sun for a small charge – no need to book
Horse riding is available during the school holidays and can be booked by phoning Veronica on 0428-957-257.
The excellent Oaklands Cafe - open 7 days from 9am-4pm, serves breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Telephone 02 6495 7373. Recommended in SMH Good Food Guide 2012.


Sapphire Coast Aquatic Centre

Pambula Beach Rd, Pambula


Where to Eat in Pambula

Wild Rye’s Baking Co
26 Quondola St, Pambula
Telephone 02 6495 6649
Bread, pies, cakes and pastries. Sit outside at pavement tables or take home to enjoy. Recommended in the SMH Good Food Guide 2012.

Oaklands Cafe
Serves breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Open 7 days from 9am-4pm, telephone 02 6495 7373. Recommended in SMH Good Food Guide 2012

Pambula Wholefoods
Shop 4, 25 Quondola St, Pambula
Telephone 02 6495 7677
Local, fresh produce including organic vegetables, spices, herbs, oils, vinegars, yogurts, tofu. Listed in the SMH Good Food Guide 2012.

Wheelers Oyster Farm and Restaurant
162 Arthur Kaine Drive, Pambula (op Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club)
Lunch 7 days, 12-3. Dinner 7 nights from 6pm (Sun dinner only in peak season). Recommended in SMH Good Food Guide 2012.


Pambula Festivals & Events

Markets - Second Sunday of each month at Pambula cricket ground.

Pambula Show - January each year


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