Local Area


The Colonial Motor Inn is perfectly located in the heart of the Pambula Village Centre. Pambula is located on the southern coast of New South Wales along the Sapphire Coast. The Sapphire Coast surely lives up to its name with unbelievable coastal views with water bluer than the sky. Pambula makes for the perfect laidback holiday for families, travellers and couples of all ages. There are heaps of activities for all to enjoy. From snorkelling to bush walks, bird watching, surfing, swimming and fishing, the land itself offers enough entertainment for a fun-filled weekend holiday. 

Pambula is also rich with history. The township is known for the discovery of gold in the 1880s. Pambula’s stunning local lakes, beaches, rivers and national parks make for a wonderful adventure for any outdoor enthusiast. 

The Pambula Village is occupied by specialty shops such as an artisan bakery, coffee roasters, winery, whole foods, wood sculpture gallery, local art galleries, picture framing, antique shops, boutiques, eco-friendly retailers and more. Plus, just a walk away from your Colonial Motor Inn room, you will find everything you may need – including a supermarket, post office, newsagent, bank and real estate office. All the local shops remain secluded from your average hustle and bustle of big city life in the sequestered nature-embracing destination. 

The Pambula Village hosts various events and markets throughout the year for all to enjoy. From country shows to oyster shucking competitions and motor fests that bring in thousands of visitors from all over, there is so much to do in Pambula. So don’t wait, book your room with us today.


The Colonial Motor Inn is also just minutes from the Ben Boyd National Park. Surrounding Pamula Beach, it is about 10 kilometres south. Here, you can find walking tracks and dog beaches for your furry friends. With viewing platforms with unbelievable views of the Sapphire Coastline – perfect for pictures and memories with family and friends. 

The park also features the Panboola Wetlands where you can discover local wildlife such as local birds, reptiles and flora. Find oyster farming communities in the clear waters of the Pambula Lake – perhaps take some home with you for a lovely, fresh meal. If you join us from September through November, you can enjoy whale watching and dolphins. Plus, there are ocean cruises, historic wharfs, bowls, roller blading, bike riding and 4-wheel driving to enjoy all year round.

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