Well-known as a fishing, boating and paddling paradise, Pambula Lake is a favourite spot for kayakers, anglers and those just wanting to soak up the serene natural surroundings.
Also known as ‘Broadwater’, the lake is fed by the Pambula and Yowaka Rivers and is recognised as one of the healthiest estuaries in New South Wales.
A fantastic spot to launch the boat, both boaters and paddlers can travel right up the river mouth and cross the bar to Merimbula Bay and beyond (dependent on conditions).
The boat ramp mouth is approximately 290m wide with excellent tidal flow allowing for replenishment of oceanic water twice daily. The maximum depth in the lake is approximately 12.5m with an average depth of just below 2m.
Oysters have been farmed in Pambula Lake since the 1890s, and the estuary is home to 16 oyster farms with a cumulative 60 hectares of the lease area.
You can visit the small group of producers at their oyster farm gates and watch the oysters being brought in from the boats, graded and shucked. Oysters from Pambula Lake are highly acclaimed and have a smooth, subtle flavour influenced by a blend of two rivers and a big, healthy tidal flush.
To get to Pambula Lake, turn onto Landings Road off the Princes Highway. The lake is located approximately halfway between Pambula and Eden.
ActivitiesBirdwatching Boating Canoeing/Kayaking Fishing