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Heart of the Sapphire Coast

Merimbula with its great climate, pristine beaches and abundant natural beauty is an ideal location for your next holiday.

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Bass and Flinders first explored the Merimbula area in 1797, and were the first of many visitors to be struck by the beauty of its waterways, and surrounding forests.

Close by are some of Australia's most significant national parks offering a range of nature experiences that draw visitors from all over the world. Merimbula buzzes with special events year round – the annual jazz festival, orchid shows, fishing competitions or the Merimbula Malibu or Classic wavesailing, kitesurfing and SUPs (stand up paddle), and food festivals.

The Merimbula Boardwalk skirts the northern shores of the Top Lake section of Merimbula Lake and is a 3.5km stunning round trip, broken by a wildlife experiences on the way.  Or if you’re feeling a little more energetic, try standup paddleboarding in the protected lake waters, a local favourite. And, of course, there is wonderful seafood. Don’t miss out on award winning locally grown oysters and mussels.

And for those who like shopping, and nightlife, we have that too - many special boutique stores, wonderful restaurants and four major Clubs, providing wonderful entertainment and fine dining experiences for all!


 

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Beaches

Merimbula's Main Beach has five kilometres to surf, fish or stroll. Short Point and Tura Beach are pristine with tea trees forming an intricate web of growth among flowering heaths...

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Best Mates with Whales? Ladies only!

Female Humpbacks - Bestie's who seek out each other's companyUsing photographic techniques, The Mingan Island Cetacean Study group have been studying humpback whales for the last 16 years. They discovered that...

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What's On in Merimbula

Feb 21

“Year of the Dog”

16th February, 2018 - 14th March, 2018

“Year of the Dog” 16 February – 14 March Year of the Dog OPEN ART PRIZE The ‘Year of the Dog OPEN ART PRIZE’ features all things dog! Cavorting canines, pampered pooches, faithful friends, wonderful working dogs. 53 artists have been selected for the Art Prize. The Opening is on Chinese New Year in... View more

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Best Mates with Whales? Ladies only!

Female Humpbacks – Bestie’s who seek out each other’s company Using photographic techniques, The Mingan Island Cetacean Study group have been studying humpback whales for the last 16 years. They discovered that female humpback whales not only make friends with one another but get together each year to socialise. Female Humpback remember their BFF’s, and... view

The Romance of Oysters

Merimbula has had a love affair with cultivated oysters for well over 100 years – it’s one of the earliest forms of aquaculture, although local Indigenous middens (shell mounds built up as a result of countless meals) found around local estuaries, date back thousands of years. (pictured above – Mrs Pitt Warn, original owners of... view

48 hours in Merimbula? What to do?

If you only had 48 hours in Merimbula – here are some must do’s.   Walk the boardwalk. 3.5km round trip, weaving amongst the mangroves and sealife. Stop at Sunsets Kiosk for a cold one and a bite to eat then stroll back into town.   Magic Mountain & Mandeni. Make a day of it.... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Feb 23

Julian Meagher, Inlet Outlet

23rd February, 2018 - 10th March, 2018

In April 2017 Bega Valley Regional Gallery welcomed prominent Sydney artist Julian Meagher as inaugural artist in residence at a stunning location in Mimosa Rocks National Park, Myer House. Julian Meagher in Conversation: Saturday, March 10 at BVRG. Free. As Julian worked towards producing a body of work, and his residency also offered... View more

Mar 02

Cobargo Folk Festival

2nd March, 2018 - 4th March, 2018

Image by Ben Marden. The three day event is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village of Cobargo to celebrate and share a love of music & performance. Camping and amenities are... View more

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