Explore Pambula

Pambula is home to stunning beaches and countryside.
Surfing, birdwatching, kayaking, fishing and more, our outdoors is more than great!

Panboola Wetlands

Located on the southern edge of the village, Pambula is blessed to have Panboola wetlands on its doorstep. This community conservation site allows visitors to explore the secret beaches of the Pambula River or find hidden nooks within the Waterbird Sanctuary. Try cycling around the Old Pambula Racecourse, exploring the edges of Tips Billabong or simply sitting and soaking up the beautiful peaceful environment!

Go for a stroll, enjoy a picnic, ride your bike, watch the birds or simply just ‘be’ in nature. It’s good for the body and it’s great for the soul.

Panboola is a bird watchers paradise with over 170 species recorded on site. The elusive Southern Emu-wren attracts twitchers from far and wide!

‘Ephemeral’, Panboola’s annual art festival is held each April, celebrating the landscape and the creativity it inspires. Click here for more information

Several lookouts, picnic tables and proximity to cafés in the Pambula village make this a great place for a short stroll or a more extended exploration. Brochures and maps are available at each entry. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.


Pambula River Mouth

Nestled on the inside of Pambula Beach’s southern headland, Pambula River Mouth is beautifully sheltered from wind and swell coming from the south. Oddly for a beach with southerly protection, the river mouth works best with a northerly swell, as it refracts off the headland to form a ride-able wave.

With crystal clear water and and ideal nooks and beaches the River Mouth is a great place to take the kids.

The view picks up none other than the northern end of the spectacular Ben Boyd National Park. A medium difficulty walk connects the river mouth with Lions Park beach and then Pambula main beach to the north.

Pambula Main Beach

Pambula Beach is one of our most accessible beaches. It is patrolled in the peak summer months, with the Pambula Beach Surf Club nestled just behind the dunes. 

The sweeping sands of Pambula Beach are ideal for walking and beach combing. Walk along the beach all the way to Merimbula, or take a shorter stroll and explore the headland walking track between the beach and Pambula River Mouth and the rock pools at low tide.

Pambula Beach is famous for its resident kangaroos, they are often seen on the beach and in the surrounding streets. 

The surf club has two beach wheelchairs, and The Same Wave program that offers surf and beach activities for people with special needs.

Lions Beach

Lions Beach is nestled in between Pambula Main beach and the Pambula River Mouth.

Rocks border its northern and southern entrances, making for great climbing and photography, with Lion Rock the king of them all. You can walk north from Pambula Beach to Merimbula (6km) or walk a few hundred metres around the rocks to the Pambula River Mouth.

This beach and its neighbours are enormously popular in summer, so be prepared to park the car on Coraki Drive and walk down through Lion Park. The park has a large shelter with benches, 4 free gas barbecues, 7 picnic tables, amenities, beachside shower and viewing platform – and it’s dog friendly.

Pambula Lake (Broadwater)

Head south along the highway about 5km from Pambula and check out Pambula Lake via Landings Road - also known as 'Broadwater'.  The lake is fed by the Pambula & Yowaka Rivers and is home to several oyster farms. Oyster lovers can book an oyster tour with Captain Sponge at Magical Oyster Tours!  

A great spot to launch the boat, you can travel up to the Rivermouth and cross the bar into the ocean in the right conditions.  There's also a floating pontoon and fish cleaning facilities.