Pambula village is undeniably a small town with big offerings.
Uniquely positioned and with a very active community, Pambula has made it to the shortlist of finalists to win the Best Small Town in NSW Award, along with 25 other towns in the same category.
The NSW Tourism Industry Council inaugural awards have two categories; towns with over 5000 residents and towns with fewer than 5000 residents.
Michelle Pettigrove, president of the Pambula business chamber said it would be fantastic if Far South Coast locals could use this opportunity to shine a light on the whole region by voting for Pambula.
"At the moment Pambula is just bursting with energy, is a can-do little village with so much to offer," Ms Pettigrove said.
"Pambula is a historic town which is very appealing in the eyes of tourists and has so much to offer geographically, from our amazing beaches and world-class river mouth, you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere as pristine in the world.
"The vibe around town positive and energetic, we have a vast array of of businesses and no franchises, something we are proud of."
The awards provide communities the opportunity to showcase what makes their town special and unique, with the aim of encouraging tourism development, increasing visitation and driving the visitor economy of NSW.
"We have an amazing diversity of businesses, many are bespoke, boutique-style and family-run businesses which really express what Pambula is and the feel of the town," Ms Pettigrove said.
"There is something for everyone. People can experience, eat, drink and dine at whatever level and enjoy amazing produce, from our award winning oysters to fine dining, cafes, our wonderful bakery and wholefoods store, there is something for everyone.
"All of these people are excited to be nominated, Pambula is more than just an amazing place to live."
Panboola wetlands, the community aquatic centre, annual art festivals and the new art trail, plus a long list of options for nearby recreational activities add to the appeal of the village.
Towns across NSW were invited to nominate themselves and were required to submit an inspiring editorial, a three or four day itinerary, an image gallery and a video to support their nomination, which were then formally judged by a panel of 12 leading tourism experts.
Pambula's individual page and video can be seen by clicking here.
Public voting is open until Friday, May 14 and the public votes will count for 50 per cent of the final tally, with the judges votes counting for the half and winners to be announced May 27, 2021.