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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 Pavers - now closed for 2015 orders

PAVER applications for 2015 have now closed. Check with us again in March 2016. Once a year we have a campaign to offer visitors and locals the chance to purchase a paver....

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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 Tourism Inc....... who are we?

Our prime emphasis is to promote Merimbula and its immediate surrounds via comprehensively servicing the local tourism industry in all its categories - accommodation, dining, activities, retailing, National Parks, heritage...

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What's On in Merimbula

Feb 12

Cliff Place – Tathra ‘Iceland comes to Tathra’ exhibition

22nd November, 2015 - 30th March, 2016

Local Wallagoot resident, and international landscape photographer Peter Hannan, has spent much of the last five years travelling to Iceland, now his second home. Peter is excited to share an exhibition of recent photographs from this unique part of the world. “This exhibition is focused on ice and its many forms, from... View more

Feb 14

MARKETS – Pambula Market

Sunday 14th February, 2016

Held on the second Sunday of every month there are a number of locations and markets held together: – Rotary market is held at the Pambula Recreation Grounds – Craft market is held  at the cnr. Monaro & Toalla Streets – Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables Market is held at Pambula Town Hall on... View more

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Markets in the Merimbula area

Check out the Far South Coast iMag for other Markets. 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... view

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

Experience Kangaroos Naturally…

See one of Australia’s iconic animals – the kangaroo – up close and personal in a natural setting.  First thing in the morning or as the sun goes down, the Pambula-Merimbula Golf Course and some nearby beaches are frequented by these cute creatures.  So grab a camera and set off to see them for yourself.

Upcoming Regional Events

Feb 26

Cobargo Folk Festival

26th February, 2016 - 28th February, 2016

Image by Ben Marden. The three day event attracts performers from all over the world and is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village to celebrate, camp and share music through... View more

Mar 04

Merimbula Cup Race Day

Friday 4th March, 2016

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra. It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities. Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing... View more

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