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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.

So who won the Ultimate Escape to Merimbula Competition?

Cameron Taylor of Seaford, Victoria. His first choice of experience? Whale watching in October! Thanks to everyone who entered

Sapphire Coast NSW - The FilmWe had a lot of fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it! (3:04) #sapphirecoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia Visit NSW #whaleon Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015


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 FilmWe had a lot of fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it! (3:04) #sapphirecoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia Visit NSW #whaleon Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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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Paver offer NOW CLOSED. Check with us again soon...

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

Sep 25

Coastlife Adventures – Sept Holidays Surf Program

20th September, 2016 - 29th September, 2016

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner – yippee. Coastlife Adventures is conducting surf lessons at both Pambula Beach and Tathra these upcoming school holidays. BOOK NOW places are limited! Pambula Beach – Tues 20th & Thur 22nd September Tathra Beach – 21st & 28th September Book online... View more

Sep 25

Magic Mountain – *New* Tube Rider

14th September, 2016 - 30th September, 2016

Magic Mountain is excited to announce its Tube Rider, a brand new snow tubing track for summer fun. Sitting on “Tubes” users begin their journey on the top of a ramp and travel down on a specially designed track. Magic Mountain will have two tracks both just under 100 metres in length, one will have... View more

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Must See and Do

Whales, Wheels, Wine & Beer

This weekend in Merimbula & surrounds…. Whales, Whales, Whales!! It’s prime time for whale watching so get into the action while you still can – the weather is fining up for the weekend and it’s the peak of the season! The Wine Expo at Merimbula Lakeview Hotel – 11am to 4pm The free expo will... view

More Weird About Whales – Whalepop?

You know when you start humming a tune after hearing someone else? Our part-time locals, Humpback Whales, also have their own catchy tunes. Yes, Whalesong spreads like pop music! In any area shared by whales, everyone sings the same song. The song will change over time, but if the new song is catchy enough, it... view

Liquid Lunch?

Here’s another interesting fact about our part-time locals, the beautiful Humpback & Southern Right Whales that grace our coastline at this time of year. They have a liquid lunch at every meal of gargantuan proportions! Whales have a mysterious organ shared by no other known animal on Earth. This organ, which is about the size... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Sep 24

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

24th September, 2016 - 25th September, 2016

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 24, ReBoot in Bermagui starts with the fun runs... View more

Sep 25

Watch whales from shore with the experts

25th August, 2016 - 6th October, 2016

Kerryn and Barbara are expert spotters and will host regular, free guided whale watching this season. Image: Eden Magnet. We’re thrilled to welcome a new, free whale watching experience to the Sapphire Coast! You can hang out with the experts to learn how to spot whales and marine life, touch and feel... View more

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