Nothing beats the sublime salty taste of a freshly shucked oyster, just plucked from the water. If you’re a seafood lover, Broadwater Oysters on the banks of the beautiful Pambula Lake offers an immersive, tide-to-table insight into their award-winning oysters.
Tour the oyster farm, taste their splendid Sydney Rock Oysters and discover everything there is to know about sustainable oyster production.
What can I see and do at Broadwater Oysters?
Perched on the calm shores of Pambula Lake, Broadwater Oysters has been cultivating and harvesting some of Australia’s finest oysters for over two decades. With a dedication to preserving the lake’s natural waterways and marine environment, owners Greg and Sue have created a conservation-conscious farm that grows gourmet oysters.
Visitors can get polish their shucking skills at the Oyster School where they’ll learn the best tips on how to open and taste oysters straight from the water. For an in-depth oyster adventure, the Meet the Farmer Tour will take guests on the three-year journey that their Sydney Rock Oysters take before harvesting.
If you just fancy diving right in, reserve a lakeside table to enjoy a dozen fresh oysters with a squeeze of lemon.
What else does Pambula Lake have to offer?
The clean and clear waters of Pambula Lake make it an inviting destination for all manner of aquatic activities. If you’re a keen boater, there is a landing ramp from which you can launch your vessel a few minutes’ walk from Broadwater Oysters. Paddle on a kayak or float on a small sailboat and unwind amid the serenity of the lake.
For fishing, Pambula Lake has numerous hotspots around its banks. Tee Tree Point directly opposite Broadwater Oysters is good for bream and whiting, while Haycock Point at the estuary mouth is a great place to catch Salmon and Snapper.
Are there any beaches near Pambula Lake?
Yes, just a nine minutes’ drive from Broadwater Oysters, Pambula Beach is a jewel in the Sapphire Coast’s crown. A lengthy stretch of golden sand, the beach is a swimming and surfing paradise. In-between sunbathing, keep your eyes peeled for the resident kangaroos that are known to hop by.
On the other side of the estuary mouth, Haycock Beach is 16 minutes’ drive away. With a distinctly more rural and windswept vibe, this 10km-long beach is best explored on foot. Leisurely meander your way from Haycock Point’s picnic area down along the sands admiring the colourful rock formations as you go.
Broadwater Oysters at a glance
- Broadwater Oysters is 253km and three hours’ drive from Canberra.
- Broadwater Oysters offers visitors shucking experiences, farm tours and lakeside oyster dining.
- Pambula Lake is a great place to fish, sail and kayak.
- Nearby Pambula Beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and surfing, while the wilder Haycock Beach offers great walks and views.
Who is Broadwater Oysters good for?
Foodies, groups of friends, corporate get-togethers, families.
Listed below are three charging stations along the way to help with planning your trip.
Knightsbridge Canberra Apartments
Wall (AU/NZ) 12 Plugs12 Stations
3 Leichhardt St Kingston 2604 ACT
Bredbo Centennial Park Rest Stop
Wall (AU/NZ) 1 Plug1 Station
7 Monaro Hwy Bredbo 2626 NSW
Nimmitabel Caravan Park
Wall (AU/NZ) 4 Plugs4 Stations
Boyd Street Nimmitabel 2631 NSW