Sapphire Coast

8 PAMBULA - SAPPHIRE COAST - AUTUMN 2024 Lovers of nature will find paradise in Pambula The village of Pambula is nestled between the waters of Pambula and Merimbula Lake, with the name Pambula derived from a local Yuin Aboriginal word meaning "two waters". The close proximity of Pambula's township, estuary, beaches, ocean and lake, make it an ideal holiday location for water lovers. One way to learn about the area's local indigenous history is to take a river cruise upstream to where First Nations history dates back many thousands of years. A historic village Pambula itself has an intimate main street, lined with colonial buildings. The town has a range of shops including galleries and craft outlets. Restaurants and other eateries offer enticing snacks and meals, and the town also has two modern motels and a licensed hotel. Many of the town's buildings also have historical significance. One of the best examples of these beautiful restored buildings is The Grange, located just south of Pambula, which was formerly the mansion of a local sea captain. Pamboola Wetlands One 'must visit' location for nature lovers is Panboola – a remarkable natural heritage conservation site and sanctuary, located in the heart of Pambula. A stone's throw from the bull-nosed verandas and tree-lined streets of the township, you'll find 77 hectares of tended and protected freshwater billabongs, salt marsh and grassy plains brimming with birdlife. According to tourist body, Visit NSW, the wetlands are the focus of a long-running rehabilitation project to protect and restore this important flood plain for education and recreation – and it's thriving. There is a system of walking and cycling tracks, viewing platforms, tables, seats and information panels. The wetlands includes the former Pambula racecourse, and it shares a southwestern border with Beowa (formerly Ben Boyd) National Park and other important coastal wetlands. Places to explore Other wonderful things to explore in the Pambula area include the riverbank and coastal woodlands on the Pambula River Walking Track in Beowa National Park – a gentle trail along the river bank, providing lovely views across the river to Severs Beach. At Severs Beach, also in Beowa National Park, you can stroll on a boardwalk past 3,500-year-old Aboriginal middens. For a short but beautiful walk in ancient rainforest, head inland to the Goodenia Rainforest in the South East Forest National Park. This serene fern gully is part of the ancient Goodenia Rainforest in the South East Forest National Park, inland from Pambula. A young family looking out across Pambula’s magnificent main front beach. A ‘must visit’ location for nature lovers is Panboola – a remarkable, 77-hectare natural heritage conservation site and sanctuary, just a stone’s throw from town. Beautiful Severs Beach in Beowa National Park. Photo: Amanda Cutlack/DPIE BALD HILLS RD BULLARA ST PAMBULA BEACH RD PRINCES HWY PRINCES HWY PRINCES HWY PRINCES HWY ARTHUR KAINE DRIVE ARTHUR KAINE DRIVE QUONDOLA ST Scan here for full detailed map Distance from Melbourne: 573km Distance from Canberra: 245km Population: 1027 approx. Amenities: Bakery, seafood sales, holiday accommodation and crafts PAMBULA Welcome to MERIMBULA TO EDEN TO BEGA TO MERIMBULA LAKE (TOP LAKE) PAMBULA LAKE TASMAN SEA MERIMBULA BAY BROADWATER PAMBULA BEACH BEN BOYD NATIONAL PARK