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Heart 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 first 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.

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.

And for those who like shopping, and nightlife, we have that too - many special boutique stores, wonderful restaurants and four major Clubs, providing wonderful entertainment and fine dining experiences for all!


 

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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 companyUsing 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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What's On in Merimbula

Aug 17

MARKETS – Merimbula Seaside Market – 3rd Sunday

22nd April, 2018 - 30th December, 2018

Merimbula Seaside Market is held on the third Sunday of the month from 8am-12.30pm, by the seaside in beautiful Merimbula see the Calendar page for all of the upcoming dates. There are loads of stalls to explore and choose from including local produce, plants, clothing, craft and glorious food.All of the market managers,... View more

Aug 18

Eden Local Produce Market – 3rd Saturday

1st April, 2018 - 31st December, 2018

Eden Local Produce Market. The Eden Community Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, from 9am to 1pm. The market is held at the Uniting Church Hall, Chandos St. and is a small community market that encourages our local people to display their wares.       ... 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 17

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

24th June, 2018 - 8th September, 2018

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. With works from 50 artists, this exhibition includes historically significant prints. The Berndt Etchings series talks about the Berndt Crayon Drawings of Yirrkala, produced... View more

Sep 22

Giiyong Festival

Saturday 22nd September, 2018

Giiyong Story On Saturday 22 September 2018 the Giiyong Festival will take place at Jigamy, just north of Eden. It will be the South East NSW’s first multi-art form festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, theatre, food, sport, workshops and cultural tours. Some of the most... View more

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