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Heart 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 first 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.

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.

And for those who like shopping, and nightlife, we have that too - many special boutique stores, wonderful restaurants and four major Clubs, providing wonderful entertainment and fine dining experiences for all!


 

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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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Best Mates with Whales? Ladies only!

Female Humpbacks - Bestie's who seek out each other's companyUsing photographic techniques, The Mingan Island Cetacean Study group have been studying humpback whales for the last 16 years. They discovered that...

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What's On in Merimbula

Jun 17

Ace of Clubs Classic

17th June, 2018 - 22nd June, 2018

Overview                       Ace of Clubs 2018:    Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd June6 day tournament – 3rd week June annually Played on 4 courses – Pambula Merimbula, Bega, Tura Beach and Eden Stableford events for both men & women Daily prizes at each course, plus overall cumulative prizesLinks below for the Ace of Clubs Golf Courses... View more

Jun 22

A Plethora of Postcards

22nd June, 2018 - 18th July, 2018

A Plethora of Postcards22 June – 18 July 2018 A Plethora of Postcards 2018 is an exhibition not to be missed as we display many brilliant postcards on the walls of Spiral Gallery as possible. The Exhibition opens at 5pm on Friday 22nd June. Judging this years exhibition are talented local sibling artists, Andy Doyle and Liz... View more

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Best Mates with Whales? Ladies only!

Female Humpbacks – Bestie’s who seek out each other’s company Using photographic techniques, The Mingan Island Cetacean Study group have been studying humpback whales for the last 16 years. They discovered that female humpback whales not only make friends with one another but get together each year to socialise. Female Humpback remember their BFF’s, and... 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

48 hours in Merimbula? What to do?

If you only had 48 hours in Merimbula – here are some must do’s.   Walk the boardwalk. 3.5km round trip, weaving amongst the mangroves and sealife. Stop at Sunsets Kiosk for a cold one and a bite to eat then stroll back into town.   Magic Mountain & Mandeni. Make a day of it.... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Jun 17

Ace of Clubs

17th June, 2018 - 22nd June, 2018

The 6-day Ace of Clubs tournament is played at four of the finest clubs on the Sapphire Coast: Tura Beach, Eden, Bega & Pambula-Merimbula Golf Clubs. From June 19-24 inclusive, the 18th annual Classic will host around 400 players from across Australia. Played on a typical tournament basis, daily prizes and a King... View more

Jun 24

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

24th June, 2018 - 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes historically significant prints. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced... View more

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