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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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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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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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Mar 26

Spiral Gallery – Precipice

24th March, 2017 - 31st March, 2017

Ten local artists are taking the plunge to step outside their ‘normal’ practice and experiment in an attempt to redefine print media. 24th March – 19th April Gallery open Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 10-1 ... View more

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Must See and Do

Get Ready to EAT!

One of Merimbula’s Premier Festivals Merimbula’s Locavore Food Festival – Sunday 12th March Celebrating our abundant regional produce, world class oysters, fabulous chef’s and more, EAT Merimbula is a fantastic event not to be missed!   Set on the Fishpen peninsular right at the edge of Merimbula Lake, the location gives you superb views &... view

All Year Round Fishing Adventures

The Sapphire Coast is known for it’s consistently good fishing. Our relatively close proximity to the Continental Shelf arguably offers world-class game fishing. But fishing from shore, rocks & reef also can yield great results – not to mention the beautiful scenery you’ll encounter along the way!   Multiple species cruise our waters: The Local... view

Animal Adventures

Love wildlife? Get close to nature and learn more about ecology, marine life & local species. Potoroo Palace – Native Animal Educational Sanctuary Located 10 minutes drive from Merimbula, you’ll be amazed at all there is to learn about our native species – and there’s a wide range of fauna – everything from Bettongs to... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Mar 26

Archibald Prize 2016 – BVRG

24th March, 2017 - 18th May, 2017

LINDA JACKSON. 2016. ‘Twin Souls’ Mixed media. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to fashion designers, sporting heroes to artists. Since 1921, the Archibald Prize... View more

Apr 08

Four Winds presents Diary of a Wombat

Saturday 8th April, 2017

Millions of young people have adored the award winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic story about Mothball, Australia’s naughtiest wombat is coming to the stage. Monday Baa director, Eva De Cesare, and a team of revered artists including Alice Osborne (War Horse), use the magic of live music... View more

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