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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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There's lots to see and do in and around Merimbula.  Surrounded by stunning beaches and National Parks, it's the ideal place to get away from it all and reconnect with nature.

If shops & restaurants are more your thing, you won't be disappointed with lots of gorgeous little stores tucked away, along with several cafes, bars and eateries to keep you fully satisfied.

Some of our feature events are EAT Merimbula, our annual locavore festival, Merimbula Jazz Festival, the Malibu Surf Comp and the Merimbula Classic - Wavesailing and Kite Boarding Comp.

Today's Fishing

The best facilities, ever changing lakes & oceans rich in sea life.   If whales dine in these waters, there must be plenty on offer!  Read on for local conditions, fishing...

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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

May 21

MARKETS – Merimbula Seaside Market – 3rd Sunday

22nd April, 2018 - 30th December, 2019

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

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Must See and Do

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

May 25

The 10th Annual Marine Science Forum 2019

Saturday 25th May, 2019

The Underwater & Marine themed Photographic and Film Festival The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre are excited to be welcoming award-winning, talented and passionate underwater and marine-themed photographers to share  their passion of the oceans, seas and water-ways through their stunning visuals and personal, inspirational and heart-warming stories.  The forum and... View more

May 25

The Underwater & Marine themed Photographic and Film Festival

Saturday 25th May, 2019

Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is proud to present: 10th ANNUAL MARINE SCIENCE FORUM 2019 Underwater & Marine-themed Photographic and Film Festival: When? 25th MAY 2019 9am – 5pm @ Club Sapphire, Merimbula. Come along to an award-winning, talented and passionate underwater and marine-themed photographers, sharing their passion of the oceans, seas and... View more

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