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Jewel of the Sapphire Coast

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

Bass and Flinders 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. While oysters are a popular and profitable industry today, the discovery of a large number of middens either side of the lake proves the original Aboriginal settlers were just as passionate about them!

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.

Sapphire Coast NSW – The Film

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Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Merimbula Pavers

Have your very own piece of Merimbula! PURCHASE A PAVER TODAY Once a year we have a campaign to offer visitors and locals the chance to purchase a paver. This has...

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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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Merimbula Tourism Inc....... who are we?

Our prime emphasis is to promote Merimbula and its immediate surrounds via comprehensively servicing the local tourism industry in all its categories - accommodation, dining, activities, retailing, National Parks, heritage...

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What's On in Merimbula

Sep 01

The Great War

21st March, 2015 - 11th November, 2015

Tales from the Far South Coast Local experiences of World War One A changing exhibition of stories, images and objects can be seen at  the Bega Pioneers’ Museum. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. Please contact the museum to arrange a group visit.                 Image shows Gallipoli veteran and Military Cross recipient Lt... View more

Oct 17

Sapphire Coast Week of Golf

17th October, 2015 - 25th November, 2015

   Tournament Overview: 9 day tournament for both men & women Played in the  3rd week October annually at Pambula Merimbula Fourball  & Individual Stableford events; American & Canadian Foursomes Incorporates the Men’s Open – 36 Hole event  final weekend 2015 DATES FOR SAPPHIRE COAST WEEK OF GOLF ARE: SATURDAY 17TH TO SUNDAY 25TH THIS INCLUDES... View more

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Must See and Do

Merimbula Jazz Festival 2015

VENUES The Lakeview Hotel, Merimbula RSL, Club Sapphire, Twyford Hall and Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club. A shuttle bus will run between venues at approximately 30 minute intervals. TIMETABLE FOR THE WEEKEND THURSDAY 4 JUNE • The Jazz Festival Office in Twyford Hall will be open from 9am – 5pm for registrations, collection of badges and programs. FRIDAY 5 JUNE... view

Killer Whale Trail ‘pilot’ mobile app

Eden’s shore-based whaling history has been developed into a new mobile phone app for visitors to the region. Local software engineering company 2pi Software has launched a ‘pilot’ of the free mobile phone app and is encouraging visitors and residents to trial it and provide feedback over the Easter period. The free app, ‘Eden Trail’... view

Merimbula Visitor Guide Photo Competition

20 March 2015 – 20 May 2015 Do you love Merimbula as much as we do? Merimbula Tourism is getting ready for its next Visitor Guide to represent our beautiful area. We need some new photos of our area and we need your help! The top 20 entries will be selected by a judging panel... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Sep 26

Pambula Motorfest

26th September, 2015 - 27th September, 2015

See and hear incredible cars, utes and trucks at this popular annual event. Let the kids be entertained by a myriad of events (there’s even a jumping castle for adults) and grab a bite to eat from the local food vendors. Highlights include jet power demonstrations, a V8 tractor and Impound’s... View more

Sep 26

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

26th September, 2015 - 27th September, 2015

Run, refresh, relax and renew in Bermagui this spring. Held on the last week-end in September, ReBoot in Bermagui is a week-end of active participation in a variety of activities in the beautiful Bermagui coastal environment. Check it all out here. On Saturday, September 26, ReBoot in Bermagui starts with the fun runs... View more

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