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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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All Pavers are now laid - check them out on both sides of Market Street between the bridge and Albacore Apartments! .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................               Hurry - due to popular demand we have extended...

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What's On in Merimbula

Dec 09

Bega Valley Regional Gallery – Waves and Water

9th December, 2016 - 4th February, 2017

Australian Beach Photography The BVRG’s Summer blockbuster exhibition! Iconic photographs capture Australian beach culture from the 1930s to today. Sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and surf life savers are depicted in this collection of photographs from the Australian National Maritime Museum. The exhibition includes Max Dupain’s iconic image, the Sunbaker, Ray Leighton’s surfers posed with... View more

Dec 09

Ivy Hill Gallery – December Exhibition

8th December, 2016 - 15th January, 2017

Large colourful abstracts by Antonia Haege, monochromatic works on paper by Liz Jeneid and hand built ceramics by Gwenna Green. Drinks with the artists Saturday 10 December from 5pm Open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm ... View more

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Must See and Do

Fabulous Coastal Style

Just because we are off the beaten track, doesn’t mean we don’t know how to lay on a little style when required…. Gentlemen, Christmas is just around the corner – 2 words for you – Gift Vouchers! Koko Maia Stocking brands such as Haris Cotton, Layer’d, Foil, Joseph Ribkoff and much more, Koko Maia combines... 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

Try something new

Love learning new skills? Then you’ll be wild about these outdoor adventures just waiting to be had – with so much beautiful country to explore right on our doorstep it’s the ideal backdrop for trying out a new activity. No need to spend a fortune & then discover it’s not for you either…. Stand –... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Dec 09

Waves & Water, Australian Beach Photography

9th December, 2016 - 4th February, 2017

Max Dupain, Sunbaker 1937. Silver gelatin photograph, printed 1987, ANMM Collection The Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s Summer blockbuster exhibition! Iconic photographs capture Australian beach culture from the 1930s to today. Sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and surf life savers are depicted in this collection of photographs from the Australian National Maritime Museum. The exhibition includes Max... View more

Dec 17

Carols in the Pavillion

Saturday 17th December, 2016

Experience a moment of calm and musical beauty this Christmas. Meet at Four Winds Pavillion at 8pm to hear the Choir of St James’, one of Sydney’s finest professional choirs, will present a concert of choral music. Come along to the hour long peaceful performance, followed by mulled wine and mince... View more

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