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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.

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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.


 

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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 company Using 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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Oct 23

Bega Valley Regional Gallery – The Shirl

6th October, 2017 - 31st October, 2017

The Shirl – National Youth Portrait Prize at Bega Valley Regional Gallery 6 October to 25 November. The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biennial portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25. Gallery open M-F 10-4, Sat 9-12 ... 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

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Oct 23

The Shirl, National Youth Portraiture Prize

6th October, 2017 - 25th November, 2017

Winner of ‘2015 IAS Young Achievement Award’ Harriet Mitchell. ‘Romy and Daffodil’ The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16  and 25. There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists. The Shirl is the little sister to the BVRG’s $50,000... View more

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Friday 27th October, 2017

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