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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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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...

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Aug 18

Winter Orchid Show

18th August, 2017 - 20th August, 2017

Visit the Sapphire Coast Orchid Club’s Winter Show to see a huge array of beautiful orchids on display and for sale. Demonstrations will be held over the weekend Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm. Free entry ... View more

Aug 20

Merimbula Seaside Market

Sunday 20th August, 2017

The Merimbula Seaside Market is held on a spacious, grassy oval at Fishpen on the third Sunday of every month. There are loads of stalls to choose from including local produce, plants, clothing and jewellery, craft and tasty food. Hours: 8am to 12:30pm. ... 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

Aug 20

Treasures of Australian Art 1880 to 1940

13th July, 2017 - 30th September, 2017

ELIOTH GRUNER. 1918. ‘The Beach’ Oil on Canvas. Howard Hinton Collection. The Howard Hinton Collection, in the sheer breadth of its cover of Australian art from the 1880 to the 1940, is the only collection of its kind in regional Australia. Howard Hinton, an avid collector of art and visitor of artists’... View more

Sep 07

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live

Thursday 7th September, 2017

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces... View more

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