Merimbula

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Merimbula featuring rocky coastline

The cultural hub of the Sapphire Coast has art galleries to explore as well as annual festivals celebrating jazz, orchids and the scrumptious local food.

Water sports, hiking and outdoor adventures at Merimbula are set among the stunning landscapes of the ocean, lakeside and coastal national park. Walk along the beach, surf the clear waters, go sea kayaking or paddle around Merimbula Lake and enjoy encounters with wildlife.

Bask on the sands and walk along the 5-kilometre- (3-mile) long beach stretching from Merimbula to Pambula. If you fall in love with Merimbula’s beach landscapes of golden sands and blue waters, browse one of the local art galleries to find a piece of the scenery to take home with you.

The underwater landscape is just as beautiful as the coastline. Experience scuba diving through old shipwrecks and encounter the diverse wildlife of the Sapphire Coast region, from seals to colourful fish and weedy sea dragons.

Join a fishing adventure on a chartered cruise and look out for whales on the horizon. These magnificent creatures migrate along this coastline from September to November. Freshly caught fish, prawns, mussels and oysters are on the menu year-round at Merimbula’s restaurants.

Take a boardwalk stroll around picturesque Merimbula Lake, hire a boat and explore, or hike through the surrounding Bournda National Park to see kangaroos and wallabies and a multitude of birdlife. Be on alert for fossils and shell middens left after the feasts of the Dyirringany Aboriginal people, as many have been found in this park. Head to Wallagoot Lake, also within the park, for fast-paced water sports like waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Merimbula is the perfect place to holiday with children, with its calm lakes for swimming and plentiful outdoor activities. Visit the local fun park, Magic Mountain Recreation Park, where families can try mini golf, water slides and tobogganing.

With its temperate year-round climate, Merimbula’s outdoor attractions can be enjoyed no matter what the time of year. Fly into the town’s own airport, which services flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

Merimbula Gardens Motel
Merimbula Gardens Motel
3 out of 5
36 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, NSW
The price is AU$86 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Merimbula Marina and Merimbula Imlay Historical Society. Spencer Park Beach and Main Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (199 reviews)
"Good location, no lighting at night to go down steps from room, no reflective tape either.! Quite dangerous. Otherwise good stay."

Reviewed on 20 May 2021

Merimbula Gardens Motel
Beach Cabins Merimbula
Beach Cabins Merimbula
3.5 out of 5
47-65 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW
Located in Merimbula, this beachfront cabin is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Short Point Beach and Merimbula Aquarium. Tura Beach Country ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (155 reviews)
Friendly stay at Merimbula
"The cabins are located in an ideal setting for access to the Main Beach of Merimbula, with a view of beautiful sunrises each morning. The beach is within easy walking distance and other attractions are close by with easy driving to the township. The cabins are ideal for family and group ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2021

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Beach Cabins Merimbula
Ocean View Motor Inn
Ocean View Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
1 View St, Merimbula, NSW
The price is AU$110 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Located in the heart of Merimbula, this golf motel is within a 15-minute walk of Merimbula Marina and Merimbula Imlay Historical Society. Spencer Park Beach ...
4.2/5Excellent! (235 reviews)
"The staff were very welcoming and helpful with Information on their town. Clean and comfortable room, nice view from upstairs. Will use them again next time in town. Joel"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

Ocean View Motor Inn
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Seashells Apartments Merimbula
Seashells Apartments Merimbula
3.5 out of 5
5-7 Chapman Avenue, Merimbula, NSW
The price is AU$199 per night from 25 Sep. to 25 Sep.
Situated in Merimbula, this beach apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Main Beach Recreation Reserve and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Pambula Beach. Merimbula Marina ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (197 reviews)
"Absolutely wonderful stay at Seashells; very comfortable accommodation and wonderful amenity. T he hosts, Michael and Kristen, are friendly and responsive to requests. Would definitely stay again!"

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2021

Seashells Apartments Merimbula
Beach Cabins Merimbula
Beach Cabins Merimbula
3.5 out of 5
47-65 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW
Located in Merimbula, this beachfront cabin is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Short Point Beach and Merimbula Aquarium. Tura Beach Country ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (155 reviews)
Friendly stay at Merimbula
"The cabins are located in an ideal setting for access to the Main Beach of Merimbula, with a view of beautiful sunrises each morning. The beach is within easy walking distance and other attractions are close by with easy driving to the township. The cabins are ideal for family and group ..."

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2021

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Coast Resort Merimbula
Coast Resort Merimbula
4.5 out of 5
68/1 Elizabeth Street, Merimbula, NSW
The price is AU$336 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Main Beach Recreation Reserve and Merimbula Marina. Spencer Park Beach ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (284 reviews)
"Nice welcome we got.."

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

Coast Resort Merimbula
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