WHO knew there was a gold rush on the far south coast of New South Wales? We didn’t, until our happy little convoy was shown around the relics of the Pambula goldfields on our South-East Forests trek.
After reaching the Tuross River in full flow, Ron, Matt and the team had to adapt their route back through the hinterland forests as they climbed the range in search of waterfalls and gold.
Exploring the wilderness areas of Wadbilliga National Park, the convoy avoided the tourist traffic of the highway and found some magic remote campsites before eventually hitting the coast at Tathra with its beautiful beaches and historic wharf.
From there it was an easy drive on to Pambula, where Ron called on an old mate to take them into the long-abandoned goldfields. It was an eye-opening adventure that showed there’s more to the South Coast than just cheese and beaches.
To find these hidden gems you just have to take the time to head out to the hills and explore the quaint towns and campsites that are hidden within this amazing part of Australia.
4x4 Adventure Series: Exploring NSW South-East part 1
In Episode 3, the crew arrive at the whaling hub of Eden.