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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.

Summer in Merimbula

Need a break? Here’s a taste of summer in our town thanks to Melbourne wedding videographer James Alexander.

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.

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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What's On in Merimbula

Apr 25

IVY HILL GALLERY

4th April, 2014 - 28th April, 2014

Exhibiting Veronica O’Leary and Jackie Lallemand ... View more

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Must See and Do

Step back in time at The Old School Museum…

Originally the old Merimbula School dating back from 1873, the heritage building now houses an excellent collection of objects and photographs displaying the history of the surrounding area from early settlement to the present day.  You’ll be amazed at what’s inside.  Open Hours are Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from 1.30pm – 4.00pm.  Entry: $3 and children are... view

Merimbula is your one stop whale watching spot…

From their northern migration to Antarctica, Humpbacks and Southern Right whales with their calves in tow, choose Merimbula to feed and play near our shoreline.  Whether you see them breaching, tail flapping, fin waving or spy-hopping you will be amazed by these magnificent mammals.  The best time to see them is from September through to November.

Stroll the Merimbula Boardwalk…

Approximately 3.4kms and 1-2 hours to complete, Merimbula offers a unique and beautiful Boardwalk.  This elevated platform will take you on journey where you can immerse yourself in local marine life, scenery and vegetation.  It’s a truly special sensation and experience. Merimbula Boardwalk site

Upcoming Regional Events

Apr 25

Merimbula Open Fishing Tournament

25th April, 2014 - 27th April, 2014

Yes its back, the 33rd Merimbula Game Fishing Tournament is on again with over $12,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!! 2 Sydney or Melbourne return tickets to Vanuatu for 2 adults for 5 nights in 4.5 star sccommodation is the main prize on offer along with a variety of... View more

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