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Pambula Beach

Beach and Bush

semi-overcast 22 °C

Our next destination was going to be Hobart Beach in the Bournda National Park but the dysfunctional NSW National Parks online booking service failed us again. On arrival at the campground there were very few campers there and a huge amount of vacant sites, however a large sign at the entrance warned that camp sites had to be booked online or over the phone beforehand. Having picked out a number of suitable empty sites we went online to book only to find the system would only allow bookings from the Saturday onwards, this day being Thursday. Ringing the phone number provided was equally useless as it wasn’t working. So this left us with the prospect of setting up on a site hoping no one with a booking turned up and we had to move and the other problem of the ranger turning up and fining us for not paying the camp fee. Needless to say we left and drove on to Pambula.

The Discovery Park at Pambula Beach was a great alternative with our camp site behind the dune at the beach. The long sandy beach is beautiful with the Pambula River mouth a short walk to the south. The beach was great for a swim, surfing or fishing. The park itself was excellent with great amenities, a pool, spa, camp kitchen with upstairs lounge room and grassy sites. The wildlife visiting us every day included lots of kangaroos, multicoloured parrots, ducks, magpies and numerous smaller birds.

We stayed here for four nights and loved it, with lots to see and do. The Pambula market on Sunday was good with lots of variety and some local fruit and vegies to replenish our supplies. There are lots of great beaches in the area including Tura, Short Point and Quondola, Severs and a number of others in Ben Boyd National Park to the south. Haycock Point in Ben Boyd was also worth a look. A walk out to Tura Head gives great views of the coastline.

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Posted by OzJourney 23:44 Archived in Australia

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