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The Little Town with the Big Heart

The Little Town with the Big Heart


Pambula - on the Far South Coast of NSW has bragging rights on the titles ‘historic town’, ‘boutique shopping’, ‘foodie heaven’ and ‘world-class coastal destination’. Come and experience our quirky, classy range of shopping options - everything from eco-threads to locally made art and jewellery, to homewares, health and beauty. Wrap your laughing gear around some of the best locally grown and farmed produce and seafood in Australia and wash it all down with bevies from our own fabulous brewery!

Pambula is a stunning little historic village with over 180 years of heritage, and home to some iconic architecture dotting its streets. The total lack of franchises and traffic lights is refreshing and there’s not an empty shop to be seen, proving the local businesses are definitely doing something right!

The major drawcard for this town is its nearby pristine beaches and waterways. This coastline is well deserving of Tourism Australia’s award ‘Australia’s Coastal Wilderness’ - lauding the region’s purity and proliferation of marine life. There are so many ways to enjoy this sublime destination including camping, surfing, SUPing, kayaking, fishing, bushwalking, biking, golfing or taking a tour to spot whales, experience game-fishing or sample oysters (amongst the most sought after in Australia).

Pambula Village is passionate about reducing its carbon footprint and works together with local organisations to eliminate single-use plastic. Collaborations through the local Business Chamber, Bendigo Bank and Pambula Rotary have led to many achievements including bushfire recovery events, melanoma awareness, Cancer Council fundraisers and street beautification.

Pambula is proud of its vibrant and prolific artistic community and has recently, through the efforts of the very active Pambula Business Chamber, secured a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Recovery to display the works of its many well-known local artists on the town’s walls. This mural project is in full swing and will increase with further investment, enhancing the town’s tourism potential and civic pride. Many of the artists featured are nationally and some internationally respected.

A self-guided history walk around Pambula gives visitors a fascinating insight into the struggles and stories of Pambula’s founding families. With over twenty locations, the history trail features the home of Syms Covington - assistant to Charles Darwin, as well as the home of Sir William McKell - Australia’s first Aussie-born Governor General! Just two examples of Pambula’s captivating past.

A visit to Pambula confirms that this place is a magnetic blend of history, coastal paradise, gourmet bliss and modern retail savvy, fuelled by the spirited energy of a proud and friendly community.




  • Issue #3
    June 2021
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