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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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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 Pavers - Cement your love of Merimbula.

Put your name on a prime piece of Merimbula waterfront real estate, in the form of a sponsored paver.  Single, double and hand drawn pavers are available in return for...

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What's On in Merimbula

May 25

Merimbula’s Parkrun

28th April, 2016 - 28th April, 2017

              From the experienced to the novice you can undertake Merimbula’s beautiful parkrun.  This free weekly timed 5km run will be one to add to your calendar even if you don’t wish to break records. ... View more

May 25

Spiral Gallery – White on White

6th May, 2016 - 26th May, 2016

Gallery 1 6 – 25 May, White on White White on White is an exhibition of explorations of one colour, white, the examination of values changing across a surface, the expressivity of texture & nuance, expressing a wide variety of emotions, intentions & meanings in a wide variety of ways & means. ... View more

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Must See and Do

Trip Advisor: Top 10 things to do in Merimbula

Traveller reviews from Trip Advisor are one of the most trusted sources of information for people exploring new destinations. Merimbula’s top attractions have almost 1000 reviews from visitors, so we’ve bought together this top 10 list for you. To read the full reviews, please visit the Trip Advisor page here. 1. Magic Mountain An adventure park with... view

Discovery Walks, Talks & Tours for Autumn

Explore our unspoilt coastline with friendly guides, challenge yourself and learn new skills for life! Bookings are open now, call the Discovery Rangers at the Merimbula National Parks & Wildlife Service office on (02) 6495 5000 or 0428 425 585. Walks, talks & tours start from March 30 to April 30, prices range from $15 to $55. Snorkelling... view

Markets in the Merimbula area

Make it, bake it, grow it, sew it. There’s no better way to fall in love with local food (and more) and put your finger on the pulse of a community than finding the markets. The Sapphire Coast is blessed with a richness of markets showcasing the harvest of local growers, the work of creators... view

Upcoming Regional Events

May 25

Australian Artists and the floral still life

11th March, 2016 - 11th June, 2016

Depictions of the floral have been present through the entirety of human artistic practice. Utilising the collection of works by some of Australia’s most well known and respected artists at the AGNSW, FLORA AUSTRALIS presents historical and contemporary examinations of the humble flower. AGNSW works from Margaret Olley, Margaret Preston, Tim Maguire,... View more

Jun 11

Merimbula Jazz Festival

11th June, 2016 - 13th June, 2016

The Merimbula Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Merimbula over the June Long Weekend every year. The Merimbula Jazz Festival has been held every June long weekend since 1981 involving approximately 150 bands, 700 musicians playing all styles of jazz from trad, ragtime, big bands, swing, mainstream, modern... View more

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