Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 113 PAMBULA If you need a break from endless beaches, fantastic fishing and wonderful national parks there is one special place in Pambula a stone’s throw away from Merimbula Lake that offers the quintessential oyster experience. This is not to be missed. Nestled on one stunning coastal property is the marriage of Wheeler’s Oyster Farm and Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant, which offers visitors the opportunity to follow the oyster journey from lake to plate. Standing on the rise near the farm’s main shed you can see the oyster leases in the distance laid out in the pristine waters of Merimbula Lake. If you’re looking for local produce you won’t get much more local. Oyster farming has played an important role in Merimbula’s economy since settlement. After years of innovation and working with nature to finally achieve an efficient farming process, Wheeler’s Oyster Farm now boasts a state of the art processing facility. They have established their position The Oyster Bar and more… Your will enjoy world class seafood fare at Wheeler’s Seafood Restaurant. as a leader in aquaculture, education and ecotourism in the region. A tour is the perfect way to gain insider access into the process, speak with the farmers and, of course try some oysters fresh from the water. The restaurant offers tours and dining packages as a perfect segue into lunch where there’s also an a la carte menu featuring a range of delicious seafood from the area. Tour and restaurant bookings can be made online or by contacting Wheeler’s directly. PAMBULA VILLAGE VIBE Pambula town has emerged in recent years as one of the most unique shopping villages on the Sapphire Coast. It is well known for its bespoke shops, organic and local produce, bustling brewery and sincere village vibe. When you’re done exploring the town, head to Pambula Beach and the famous and photogenic river mouth. Grab your buckets and spades, enjoy fish and chips and get your feet sandy and your hair salty. It’s a perfectly simple way to spend a day. And pack the paddleboard as well.