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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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What's On in Merimbula

Apr 28

Ivy Hill Gallery – April Exhibition

1st April, 2017 - 30th April, 2017

Printmaker Heather Burness Textural artist Janine Scrivens Sculptor Deborah Redwood Thursday 30 March to Sunday 30 April Drinks with the artists Saturday 1 April from 5pm Open Thursday to Sunday 10-5 ... View more

Apr 28

Sprial Gallery – Circa 50

21st April, 2017 - 30th April, 2017

Artists interpret the theme ‘around 50’ in all media. Exhibition open 21 April – 17 May Artists include Roz Bannon, Margaret Brown, Anna Buck, Sharon Cornthwaite, Kathryn Hede, Susi Kleber, Jock Morse, Peter Otton, Anneke Paijmans, Liam Ryan, Alexandra Seddon, Diny Stewart, David Stocker, Lenore Thompson, Bernd Weise and Bronwyn Wright. Open M-F... View more

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Must See and Do

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

Spotlight on the arts

There’s a lot of creative people tucked away on the Sapphire Coast, and despite our relatively remote location, the area has produced a lot of Nationally acclaimed artists Browse a wide variety of works at one the regions many galleries & studios Spiral Gallery Located in central Bega, Spiral Gallery features a variety of local... view

Upcoming Regional Events

Apr 28

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 28

Ivy Hill Gallery – Burness, Scrivens & Redwood

30th March, 2017 - 30th April, 2017

Spring Chicken Eggs by Deborah Redwood, Ivy Hill Gallery. Set inside a beautiful farm house, Ivy Hill Gallery is hosting the works of three artists, Heather Burness, Janine Scrivens & Deborah Redwood The property has a wonderful history, and is located in the fertile Wapengo Valley between Tathra and Bermagui, in a well known artistic... View more

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