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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.

So who won the Ultimate Escape to Merimbula Competition?

Cameron Taylor of Seaford, Victoria. His first choice of experience? Whale watching in October! Thanks to everyone who entered

Sapphire Coast NSW - The FilmWe had a lot of fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it! (3:04) #sapphirecoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia Visit NSW #whaleon Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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.

Sapphire Coast NSW - The FilmWe had a lot of fun making this video, we hope you enjoy watching it! (3:04) #sapphirecoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia Visit NSW #whaleon Posted by Sapphire Coast NSW on Wednesday, August 19, 2015


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

Aug 27

Arbor Amour A tree love affair

12th August, 2016 - 31st August, 2016

Abor Amour – a tree love affair @ Spiral Gallery Bega The exhibition explores “the tree”, its being, spirituality and place in our ecology as well as functionality. This exploration includes the environment it supports as well as its inner beauty that we utilise in our everyday lives. ... View more

Aug 27

Club Sapphire – Stumblin’ Wilburys

Saturday 27th August, 2016

Stumblin’ Wilburys Back from the Wilburyness This is an 18+ event. One night only reunion performance. Showcasing the hits of super group The Travelling Wilburys and their megastar members – George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan this will be a night of great fun not to be missed! Frankie... View more

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This Saturday in and around Merimbula

PAMBULA-MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB Dinosaurs + Dinner! Kids movie night for only $5 per child. 6.30pm Saturday 20 August – Bring your beanbag! Mum and Dad can enjoy a relaxing dinner in our Glass House restaurant featuring the new menu. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 6495 6145 TURA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB MERIMBULA RSL CLUB SAPPHIRE Sat 20:Club Sapphire Raffles.... view

Pelicans in Merimbula

Pelicans are said to have a spiritual significance for Australia’s first people, featuring in indigenous creation stories. The Australian Pelican is the biggest of the 7 species worldwide and can be found feeding, soaring and resting in and around the lakes in Merimbula. With a wingspan of up to 2.5 metres, it’s an event in... view

5 of the best walks in Merimbula

Love a good stroll or fancy getting making your way to a decent vantage point? Here are 5 walks in Merimbula you won’t want to miss. Name: Boardwalk Where to find it: Two entries, one off Market Street just before the bridge (travelling south from town). The other, from Lakewood Drive heading toward town. Why... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Aug 27

The Tathra Enduro

27th August, 2016 - 28th August, 2016

The Tathra Enduro is a mountain biking odyssey that pays homage to the early coastal pioneers and captures the best of beaches, the forests and the mountains. From Tathra Beach, Ford’s Farm and Thompson’s Estate to the Kangarutha Wilderness and Boulder Bay, the event offers a rare opportunity to race along... View more

Aug 27

Watch whales from shore with the experts

25th August, 2016 - 6th October, 2016

Kerryn and Barbara are expert spotters and will host regular, free guided whale watching this season. Image: Eden Magnet. We’re thrilled to welcome a new, free whale watching experience to the Sapphire Coast! You can hang out with the experts to learn how to spot whales and marine life, touch and feel... View more

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