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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.

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.

Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast, it’s beautifully uncivilised.


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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What's On in Merimbula

Sep 06

Brazil Carnival!

Saturday 6th September, 2014

Be transported to a Brazilian Carnival Saturday September 6   6.30pm – late   Tickets $50.00 (available from Sapphire Office Services) Canapes all night   Over 18 event   BYO alcohol   Lucky door prize Sapphire Coast Rotaract Club ... View more

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Must See and Do

Family deal from Tathra Beach Family Park

$699- 5 nights accommodation in surf villa or pet friendly cottage which includes 1 free pedal cart hire, 1 free wood fired pizza, 2 free kids club activities and 1 free movie night plus popcorn (all per child) Bookings can be made at Merimbula Visitor Information Centre on 1800 150 457 or email You must... view

Discover the Sapphire Coast

The Sapphire Coast has phenomenal beauty to share with the world. Not matter your interest there is something here to suit your needs. We have many visitors to our area each year and Nature is always at the top of the list. There are hundreds of bushwalking and mountain biking trails to carry you through the... view

Step back in time at The Old School Museum…

Originally the old Merimbula School dating back from 1873, the heritage building now houses an excellent collection of objects and photographs displaying the history of the surrounding area from early settlement to the present day.  You’ll be amazed at what’s inside.  Open Hours are Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from 1.30pm – 4.00pm.  Entry: $3 and children are... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Sep 27

Pambula Motorfest

27th September, 2014 - 28th September, 2014

See and hear incredible cars, utes and trucks at this popular annual event. Let the kids be entertained by a myriad of events (there’s even a jumping castle for adults) and grab a bite to eat from the local food vendors. Highlights include jet power demonstrations, a V8 tractor and Impound’s... View more

Sep 27

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

27th September, 2014 - 28th September, 2014

Plan some pampering, exhilarating outdoor fun and new challenges into your Spring. ReBoot in Bermagui is two days of health science, natural therapies and family friendly outdoor activities. There are three programs to explore ReActivate, ReJuvenate or ReEnergise in Bermagui. ReActivate Sunday 28 For the adults – Camel to Club (7km): Camel Rock... View more

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