Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 111 PAMBULA The heritage village of Pambula – and the beautiful Pambula Beach – are steeped in history, with peaceful lakes, an idyllic river mouth, and wide expanses of pristine sea and sand. The village is nestled between the waters of Pambula and Merimbula Lakes, with the name Pambula derived from a Yuin Aboriginal word meaning ‘two waters’. You can learn about local indigenous history on a river cruise as you travel upstream to where First Nations history dates back thousands of years, or wander around the country markets and old-world buildings, which house a variety of arts, crafts and shopping. Pambula itself 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. Pambula’s estuary, beaches, ocean and lake are all in close proximity – making it an ideal family holiday base. Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant A visit to the Sapphire Coast would not be complete without experiencing the finest oysters, freshest seafood and fabulous service at Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant. Nestled within tropical grounds and providing distant views of Merimbula Lake, Wheeler’s has its own oyster farm and restaurant, enabling visitors to follow the oyster journey from lake to plate. With a heritage of growing Sydney rock oysters in Merimbula that stretches back to the 1900s, Wheeler’s has become a local icon. Owner, Jacqui Smith – who spent her childhood on a sheep farm in East Gippsland – now calls Merimbula home, and is delighted to welcome people to her beautiful establishment and offer the best experience possible. In the restaurant, you can enjoy quality oysters with contemporary hot or cold toppings (or perfectly natural for the purist). It also features an exquisite a-la-carté menu, highlighting a range of delicious seafood from the area, including the ever-popular seafood platter. The alfresco Oyster Bar is the perfect location to relax on a sunny day. Here you can sip bubbles, enjoy a dozen of the freshest oysters, and watch the world go by. Those sensitive to gluten will be spoilt for choice, with a range of delicious options spanning the a-la-carté and takeaway menus. The Wheeler’s takeaway shop is open daily, and offers fresh seafood, delicious fish and chips, deluxe providore items and a range of unique gifts. And if it’s coffee you’re after, you’ll find a range of yummy drinks as well as homemade melting moments, cakes and tarts, available all day every day. To find out more, visit The magnificent ocean beach at Pambula. A vibrant village between two waters At Wheeler’s you can enjoy the freshest local seafood in a tropical garden setting. Your destination for the finest oysters & distinctive Sapphire Coast dining Seafood Restaurant Lunch & Dinner Takeaway Shop & Café 10am - 6pm | 7 days Oyster Bar 12pm til late 162 Arthur Kaine Drive, Pambula (02) 6495 8420 Visit for bookings and details PB11848