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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

May 27

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!

25th May, 2018 - 20th June, 2018

ADORNMENT Group exhibition adornment Adornment to make more beautiful or attractive, to add lustre, to enhance….. A Spiral exhibition open to interested artists that showcases adornment in any relevant or intriguing ways – jewellery, clothing, body piercing, tattoos, hair, objects, or any artistic interpretation. Please contact Gabrielle Powell to lodge an expression of interest. E: gabpow@gmail.com ... View more

May 27

Disney Aladdin Jnr

18th May, 2018 - 3rd June, 2018

          Spectrum Little Actors Theatre (SPLAT) presents: Music by Alan Menkin Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book adapted & additional lyrics by Jim Luigs Music adapted and arranged by Brian Louiselle Based on the screenplay by Ron Clements & John Musker, Ted Elliot & Terry Rossio Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia)... 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

May 27

EMBELLISH | Hilda Rix Nicholas & The Art of Costume

14th March, 2018 - 18th June, 2018

This important retrospective exhibition from the Rix Wright collection includes paintings, works on paper and sketches as well as photographs, ephemera and costumes. Hilda Rix Nicholas made a significant contribution to Australian art in the period between the First and Second World Wars with her nationalist landscapes and spirited portraits of soldiers,... View more

Jun 08

Merimbula Jazz Festival

8th June, 2018 - 10th June, 2018

Jazz lovers adore this seaside festival, celebrating music across 3 days with hundreds of musicians and performers. The festival was born in 1980, during an impromptu Sunday afternoon gig at Merimbula’s Fishpen, the next year it began in earnest and now includes all styles of jazz from traditional, ragtime, big bands,... View more

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